Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

OpenTMS – Provides Real-Time Operations System Solutions

Open Roads’ Open TMS Enterprise is a proven off-the-shelf solution that incorporates data gathering, information dissemination, and real-time decision-making into a single, user-friendly interface. OpenTMS is your gateway to visualizing all transportation data sources, while communicating with system operators and other users. Our integrated platform provides a consolidated operational view of incidents, traffic congestion, weather, 911 dispatch information, and other decision-making tools. OpenTMS is easy to use, highly scalable and configurable in all dimensions. Open Roads will be demonstrating OpenTMS at ITS America, and can be found at booth #840. For appointments and customized demos, please call 757-546-3401 or email Steve Beckwith at You can also visit us online at


1) FAA Bird Radar Tests to Expand this Summer
Link to story on AVweb:

2) On the Radar: Bird-Proofing US Air Traffic
Link to column in The Wall Street Journal:

3) Ethnic Tamil Malaysians Want Tamil Announcements at Airports
Link to story in The Hindu:


4) Texas Cities Speed Up to Beat Red Light Camera Contract Deadline
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:


5) The GPS Revolution: Location, Location, Location
Link to story in BusinessWeek:


6) From Traffic Signs to Furniture
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:


7) Transportation Security Administration to Promote Secure Flight Program
Link to story on


8) Aviation Groups Fight Airport Badging Rule
Link to story in Aviation Week:

9) Transport Canada Agrees to Release Results of Child Car Seat Tests
Link to CBC News story:


10) Plan Would Let Chicago Transit Riders Pay with Phone
Link to story on WLS-TV:

11) Subsidized Passes Problem for Phoenix-Area Light Rail
When riders don't scan cards, Metro can't recoup fares.
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

12) It’s Open Sesame: New New York City Buses Feature Exit Sensors to Unclog Back-Door Bottleneck
Link to story in the Daily News:

13) Twitter Largely Untapped by Campus Bus Services
Link to story in Metro Magazine:

14) Israel Admits Tube Advert Map ‘Mistake’
Link to BBC News story:


15) Vancouver Braces for Olympic Traffic Nightmare with Interactive Web Tool
Link to story on

News Releases
Pennsylvania DOT and Telvent Select Inrix Traffic for New 511 Pennsylvania Traveler Information Service
2) WirelessCar Selected to Telematics Service Provider for BMW in Europe

Upcoming Events
Workshop on Roundabouts – August 18 – Maitland, Florida

Today in Transportation History
1919 **90th anniversary** - The NC-4, a flying boat, became the first aircraft to complete a trans-Atlantic flight.

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