Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 7, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC for Traffic Flows and Prediction - Available from GEWI TodayTIC provides ready-to-use functions through a consistent platform of common features. One main feature can automatically evaluate and create missing data based on standard, custom, or proprietary algorithms, such as spatial and time completion, and short-term traffic flow forecasts. TIC is a proven, highly scalable, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, which can be deployed faster, more affordably, and with less risk than build-your-own solutions, as required for use in on-line production systems and off-line research projects.See why TIC is in use in over 100 projects worldwide at GEWI booth #329 at ITS America or contact to discuss your requirements or schedule a meeting at next week's ITS Canada in Edmonton.


1) Bird Strikes: Radar in a Holding Pattern
Red tape, skepticism hold back systems that warn pilots of strikes
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2515759.story
Link to news release from Senator Charles Schumer:


2) Global Positioning System: Significant Challenges in Sustaining and Upgrading Widely Used Capabilities
Link to report from the US Government Accountability Office:


3) GM in Talks with Other Automakers on OnStar
Link to Reuters story:


4) Florida Drivers Won’t Get New Christian License Plates
Link to Religion News Service story:

5) Black Boxes for Teen Drivers
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:

News Releases
Intelligent Deer Crossing System Just Got Smarter

Job Posting
- Economist – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Upcoming Events
GeoHunan International Conference on Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics – August 3-6 – Changsha City, Hunan, PRC

Today in Transportation History
1909 **100th anniversary** - The British Admiralty ordered its first airship, marking the start of the Royal Naval Air Service.

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