Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 3, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC3 From GEWI - It's A Whole New Ballgame!  See why at ITS America in Houston.

TIC3 from GEWI is the latest generation of the globally popular traffic data processing software. TIC3 is a whole new approach to collecting, storing, creating, monitoring, viewing and distributing traffic (and other) data.  TIC3's revolutionary new architecture allows for quick and easy configuration for any data type and data format.  With new technologies being created for generating traffic data including Bluetooth, GPS, camera-generated speed data, RFID and more, it's critical that your system can accept these new data types.  TIC is a highly configurable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform proven in over 125 commercial and government projects operating worldwide.  COTS means TIC can be deployed more quickly and affordably than build-your-own solutions.   Visit GEWI in Houston in booth #333 ITS America, online at www.gewi.com, or to discuss your requirements, contact jim.oneill@gewi.com.


AVIATION

1) Melbourne International Airport's Marketing Efforts are Taking Off
Link to article in Florida Today:

2) Latest Issue of FAA Safety Briefing Focuses on NextGen
Link to magazine:

CAMERAS

3) At Logan Airport, New Device Keeps Eye on Everything
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

4) Web of Cameras Raising Privacy Fears
Link to article in The Arizona Republic:

5) Opposition to Houston Red-Light Cameras Fueled by Vested Interests
Link to editorial in the Houston Chronicle:

CARTOGRAPHY

6) The Beauty of Hand-Drawn Maps
Link to article in Slate:

ELECTRONIC TOLLING

7) Toll Lane Experiment on Washington State Route 167 Not so Hot so Far
Link to article in The Bellingham Herald:

OTHER

8) State and Local Public Agencies Grapple with Social Media Liability Concerns
Link to article in Government Technology:

9) Technology and Civic Engagement
A growing number of technology activists are creating programs they hope will create a stronger bond between citizens and government.
Link to audio report on Weekday on KUOW Radio:

10) Daily News Update from ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to update from ITS International:

11) IEEE ITS Society Newsletter – April 2010
Link to newsletter:

12) Florida DOT's SunGuide Disseminator – May 2010
Link to newsletter:

13) Updated ITS Strategic Research Plan, 2010-2014
Link to further information from US DOT:

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) Mixed Messages on Dialing and Driving?
Link to story and video on WTVD-TV:

15) New Jersey Teens, Lawmakers Hope to Dump Driver Decal Law
Link to AP article:

16) U-Turns to Technology to Aid Teen Drivers and Their Parents
Link to article in the Star Tribune:

TRANSIT

17) Payoff from Ads on San Francisco Muni Vehicles to be Weighed
Link to article in The Examiner:

18) New York City Social Networking Site Connects Subway Commuters
Link to story on WPIX-TV:

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

19) New Zealand Transport Agency Switches on New Travel Time Service for Drivers
Link to article on Voxy:

20) Inside the Connecticut DOT Operations Center
Link to story and video on WTNH-TV:

VEHICLES

21) There's a Sensor Revolution Coming with 'Intelligent' Tires
Link to article in the Irish Independent:


News Releases


Solicitation
-  Notice of Opportunity - Wisconsin Statewide Traffic Operations Center, Systems Management Consultant Support – Wisconsin DOT

Upcoming Events
Transportation Marketing & Communications Association Annual Meeting – June 6-8 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Today in Transportation History    
2000 **10th anniversary** The first recorded instance of geocaching took place near Estacada, Oregon.

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