Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 9, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

How Many Languages Does YOUR TMC Software speak?

GEWI’s TIC2 and the new TIC3 software platform are configured to operate in any language. TIC is used on over 70 projects in the US and worldwide by DOT's, to operate 511 systems, by Police, Commercial Service Providers, Radio Stations, Automobile Clubs, Auto and Navigation Device Manufacturers and other Government Agencies. With TIC’s new architecture, the only limitation…is your imagination. Visit us in Booth #1025 at ITS World Congress. To discuss your requirements, contact


1) GPS Could Save Airlines Time and Fuel
Link to AP story:


2) Saskatoon Red-Light Cameras Have One of the Lowest Error Rates in North America
Link to story in the Leader-Post:

3) No Escape from the New Generation of Speed Cameras that Follow You for 30 Miles
Link to story in the Daily Mail:


4) Attention, Google Maps Fans: Here Come GeoEye Photos
Link to CNET News story:

5) MapQuest Taps Yelp for Info for Local Push
Link to CNET News story:


6) US Supreme Court Weighs in on Navy vs. Whales
The Supreme Court is reviewing whether judges can limit the Navy's use of sonar.
Link to story in USA Today:


7) Suppliers Tweak Train-Control Systems to Help Railroads Avoid Dark Territory
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:


8) Applications of Illuminated, Active, In-Pavement Marker Systems
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


9) Florida Governor Activates Silver Alerts to Find Missing Seniors
Link to story in The Miami Herald:


10) London Underground’s New Radio System Faulty
Link to BBC News video report:

11) New Body to Tackle Integrated Ticketing in Gauteng, South Africa
Link to story in Engineering News:


12) Irish Driving Instructor Sees Red Over ‘Dangerous’ Lights
Claims amber signals are too short.
Link to story in Dublin People:


13) Toyota Dedicates New Tech Center in Michigan
Link to AP story:

News Releases
OnStar Launches Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
2) Video Surveillance Dollars Not Just for Security
3) Libercard, ViVOtech and Inteligensa Collaborate on First Transit and Retail Combination Contactless Payment Deployment in Latin America
4) The FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces the Activation of the E-911 Architecture Information System

Job Postings
- Department Manager, Government and Community Relations – Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District – Oakland, California
- Associate Engineer – Delaware River Port Authority – Camden, New Jersey

Upcoming Events
Toll Roads South – October 27-28 – Orlando, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1771 – The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks off the coast of Finland.

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