Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 15, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC from GEWI means Proven Interoperability

Whether you need to share, view, collect, aggregate, or distribute data between agencies, offices, control centers, districts, counties, states, or even countries, TIC can be configured to your interoperability requirements using this highly flexible commercial off-the-shelf solution (COTS). TIC has a 12 year track record and is proven worldwide, such as by the European Road Information Center (ERIC) which provides 100% live data interoperability between 22 countries in seven different languages. TIC is already operating in over 100 projects worldwide and can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions. Why reinvent the wheel?To download a brochure and leaflets, please visit To discuss your requirements, please contact or visit the GEWI booth at ITS America booth #329.


1) Buffalo Plane Crash Hearings Consider Better Alert Systems
Link to story and video on NY1 News:

2) Future of Military Aviation Lies with Drones – US Admiral
Link to AFP story:


3) Oregon DOT Deflates I-5 Bridge Bicycle Safety Proposal
City wanted signs to direct cyclists, but ODOT contends the signs don’t conform with federal or state design standards.
Link to story in The Oregonian:


4) Close to Two-Thirds of Photos Taken by Arizona Speed Cameras Tossed
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


5) Digital Hubs
Three new research centers will focus on promoting digital technologies, including those for transport, to people who have difficulty accessing them.
Link to story in The Engineer:


6) Arizona DOT Defends Replacing Metric Signs Along I-19
Link to story in the Nogales International:

7) Wi-Fi Hits the Highway
Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:


8) Metro Cell Phone Service Plan Faces Gaps
Link to story in The Examiner:

9) RTA Hopes Riders Go Along with Goroo
Web site allows Chicago-area riders to customize itineraries for travel in the region.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,7778485.column
Link to Goroo:


10) Tennessee Attorney General: Church License Plate Likely Illegal
Plate would be first for a specific faith.
Link to story in The Tennessean:

News Releases
Despite Automotive Slump, by 2010 12% of New Cars Will Ship with Embedded Telematics

Job Postings
- Supervisory General Engineer – Research and Innovative Technology Administration – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
Minneapolis I-35 Bridge Collapse — A Major Emergency Incident: TSAG Case Studies Workshop & Webinar – June 3

Friday Bonus
When is a bus stop not just a bus stop?

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - The Titan 1 B-4 rocket exploded during static testing.

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