Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, December 15, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Off-the-shelf TIC from GEWI Provides Highly Configurable 511 Solutions

With worldwide experience in over 100 projects, GEWI’s off-the-shelf TIC provides proven and highly configurable solutions which can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions. Data can be created by users or collected from service providers. Data can be automatically selected and personalized before being sent as information and alerts. Data can be distributed to web sites, IVR, mobile phone text, navigation devices, and even radio stations for time-scrolled announcements. Data can include speed & flow, traffic events, roadside camera images, weather, travel & tourism information, sponsorships, parking availability, fuel prices, and more. With the new TIC3 architecture, the only limitation… is your imagination! Visit to download a brochure and specific use-case leaflets, or contact to discuss your requirements.


1) Delta to Introduce Wi-Fi on Some Shuttle Flights
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to news release from Delta:


2) Brookline, Massachusetts Wary of Surveillance Cameras
Residents resist installation push while police say they would be used to manage traffic and investigate crime.
Link to story in The Boston Globe:


3) Grass-roots Transportation Organization Taking Root in Northeast Missouri
Link to story in the Hannibal Courier-Post:
Link to additional information on the Missouri Transportation Alliance:

4) Legislation Would Turn New Jersey School Buses Into Billboards
Link to story in The Press of Atlantic City:


5) Video Explains Changes to Traffic Signs in Livonia, Michigan
Link to story in the Observer & Eccentric:
Link to video:


6) Engineering New Traffic Patterns, and New Lingo for Them
Link to story in IEEE Spectrum:


7) Government Accountability Office: US Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Treasury Drop Major Joint Radio Project
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

8) EU Emergency Number 112 Now Works in All EU Member States
Link to story in Government Technology:

9) FEMA Looks Ahead on Emergency Warning System
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

10) Macau Traffic Safety Info Center Receives Active Support from Schools
Link to story in the Macau Daily Times:


11) Washington Metro Closes Doors on Google Transit
Link to story on WRC-TV:

12) New Metrolink Safety Plan is Unveiled
Improved internal communication as well as better analysis and tracking of safety violations among recommendations.
Link to story in the Burbank Leader:

13) Internet Access Expanding on Massachusetts Commuter Rails
Link to AP story:

14) South Carolina’s Coast Regional Transportation Authority to Fix ‘Disaster’ on Web
Link to story in The Sun News:
Link to Coast RTA site:

15) New Image for Washington Metro Web Site
Link to review in The Washington Post:


16) Gauteng Intelligent Transport System Undergoes Final Testing
Link to story in Engineering News:
Link to additional information on Gauteng ITS project:

17) Speed Slashed on Scotland Motorways to Beat Gridlock
Link to story in Scotland on Sunday:
Link to additional information on the Strategic Transport Projects Review from Transport Scotland:

18) ‘Radio Roadworks’ to Guide Drivers Through Edinburgh Trams ChaosLink to story in the Edinburgh Evening News:

19) New Publication: Integrating Weather in TMC Operations
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:

News Releases
Hotels at Denver Airport Center First in US to Adopt National Incident Management System
2) SkyTeam Unveils Sleek New Web Site

Upcoming Events
4th Annual FHWA/AASHTO Partnering Webinar – January 15

Today in Transportation History
1978 **30th anniversary** - Anik B1, a Canadian communications satellite, was launched.

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