Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 28, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC3 From GEWI - One Platform, Multiple Deployment Options

Whether you are looking to provide Interoperability between legacy systems, launch or upgrade a 511 Service, generate Traffic Flows & Predictive models, Traffic Alerts, Traffic Plans & Simulations, report on Work Zones & Road Conditions, run an automated Radio Traffic Advisory system, or produce Navigation Quality Data, TIC3 from GEWI is the solution. All of these services, and more, can be achieved by simple configuration of this single commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform, already in use in over 100+ projects worldwide. To discuss your requirements, contact and look for GEWI in booth #329 at ITS America.


1) Connexion by Boeing’s Former King Marketer Uncensored
Link to column on Flightglobal:


2) Online Mapping Tool Promotes Bike Safety
Link to story and video in The Seattle Times:
Link to bikewise:


3) Q&A with US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Gary Blore About the New National Security Cutter Bertholf
Link to interview in Federal Computer Week:


4) Courtesy-Minded Metro Stands Up for Riders Who Shouldn’t Have to
Link to story in The Washington Post:


5) Latest Edition of Signal Online
Link to newsletter of the European Rail Traffic Management System:


6) New Sign Will Count and Display Accident-Free Days on US 2 in Washington State
Link to story in The Snohomish Times:

7) Rolling Wheel Deflectometer - Network-Level Pavement Structural Evaluation - Measuring Deflection at Highway Speeds
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:


8) US-VISIT Tests New Approaches to Exit System
DHS will start testing two methods for electronically collecting and transmitting biometric data on non-citizens as they leave the US through airports.
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:

9) Ohio Troopers to Power Radios with Solar
Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:


10) Sync Gets Traffic Application
Link to story in the Detroit Free Press:


11) Is God Dead? Or Just Not Riding the Bus?
Link to story in Time:,8599,1901301,00.html

12) Laval Commuters to Receive GPS Bus Updates
Link to story in The Gazette:

13) DC Metro Posting Signs for Next Bus Return
Link to column in The Washington Post:

News Releases
NTSB Expands Release of Accident Investigation Public Dockets Available on Web Site Beginning Next Week
2) DOT Secretary LaHood, US CTO Chopra, EPA Advisor Sussman, T&I Chairman Oberstar, Ranking Member Mica, Other Officials to Explore ITS Solutions to Nation's Transportation, Economic, Environmental Challenges
3) Flyte Systems Installs Live Airline Information at LAX Airport Parking Complex – Will Also Include National Weather and Traffic Information for the Los Angeles Area
4) Brighter Lights On Roads at Night May Make Older Drivers Less Cautious: Ryerson Study

Upcoming Events
Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Airport Environment – August 3-5 – Salt Lake City

Today in Transportation History
1959 **50th anniversary** - Two monkeys became the first living creatures to survive a space flight.

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