Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC for Traffic Plans and Simulation - Create and Operate with Live and Historic DataTIC can be used in off-line mode with historic data to create, simulate, and compare pre-defined traffic plans for expected traffic situations. TIC can then be used in on-line mode with both live and historic data to monitor the network. Once a situation is identified, TIC can recommend the best plans to operators within minutes, and if an unexpected situation is identified, TIC can be used to create and recommend new traffic plans, such as during evacuations. TIC can consider the complete road network, traffic patterns, weather, work zones, social events, sensors, CO2, NOx, and particle emissions, and more. TIC is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution proven in over 100 projects operating worldwide, and can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions.See the new TIC3 at GEWI booth #329 at the ITS America Conference or contact to discuss your requirements.


1) US Department of Transportation Reverses FAA on Bird Strike Data
Link to story in The Washington Post:
Link to blog entry from Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood:

2) FAA Video Makes Case for Air Traffic Control Revamp
Link to story in Wired:

3) Program Looks to Boost Image of Private Aviation
Link to story in the Wichita Business Journal:
Link to further information from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

4) Alaska Air Approved as First Airline to Conduct Own Required Navigation Performance Flight Validation
Link to story in Air Transport World Magazine:


5) All States Now Have Stimulus-Tracking Web Sites
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:


6) Homeland Defense: Actions Needed to Address Management of Air Sovereignty Alert Operations to Protect US Airspace
Link to testimony from the US Government Accountability Office:


7) Interactive Maps Debut on Tokyo Subway
Link to IDG News Service story:


8) Virginia Officials Pull from Previous Incident to Streamline Response
Link to story in The Northern Virginia Daily:

9) New South Wales Opposition Slams Slow F3 Response
Opponents say government took too long to respond to the traffic chaos caused by a fatal truck accident on a major freeway.
Link to story on 9News:

News Releases
Intelligent Transportation Society of America Introduces New Online Supplier Directory for ITS Industry

Upcoming Events
15th International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment – June 22-24 – Bologna, Italy

Today in Transportation History
1969 **40th anniversary** - Robin Knox-Johnston completed the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in a sailboat.

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