Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 5, 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, or to discuss your requirements, contact


1) Airlines Required to Check No-Fly List More Often
Link to AP article:

2) Can Airlines be Ranked for Safety?
Link to story on CNN:


3) Arizona Governor Signs Yellow Light Standard Into Law
Link to Capitol Media Services article:

4) Tennessee Senate Panel Kills Bill to Put More Restrictions on Traffic Cameras
Link to column in the Knoxville News Sentinel:


5) EU Launches Portal for Europe's Satellite Navigation Application Developers
Link to article from ERTICO:


6) States, Feds Use Geospatial Technologies in Oil Spill Response
Link to article in Federal Computer Week:

7) IBM CEO Palmisano: Transportation Needs Collaboration, Better Standards
Link to article on ZDNet:

8) Preventing Government PR Disasters
Link to article in Governing:

9) Think You Have a Thankless Job? Tennessee DOT Employee has Heard 4,700 Calls, Most of Them Complaints
Link to AP article:

10) Spotting the Sun
US Air Force analysts listen to the sun to keep communications reliable in the air, in space and on the ground.
Link to article in Airman Magazine:

11) Dailynews @ ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to update from ITS International:

12) Intelligent Technologies Promise Greater Road Safety
Link to Fast Lane blog from the US Secretary of Transportation:


13) App Promises to Help You Avoid Tickets. Does It Work?
Link to story on KOMO-TV:

14) On the Road: Arizona DOT Photologgers Capture More than 8 Terabytes of Images and Data from State Highways
Link to article in TRANsend:

15) US Transportation Secretary: Hand-Free Devices Don't Make Cell Phone Use Safer for Drivers
Link to article in The Dallas Morning News:

16) States Targeting Drunken Driving with Smartphone Apps
Link to article in Government Technology:


17) Texas to be US Transportation Testing Ground
Link to CNET News article:
Link to news release from IBM:


18) EU Offers Over zł.500 Million to Battle Traffic in Poland
Link to article in the Warsaw Business Journal:

19) Crowdsourced Traffic App Waze Comes to BlackBerry (Beta)
Link to review on CNET News:

20) New Hampshire DOT to Tweet on Traffic
Link to article in The Telegraph:

21) National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board Bill Introduced in India
Link UNI article:

22) I-84 Fiasco Prompts Review of Snow Response Procedure by New York State Thruway Authority
Link to article in the Times Herald-Record:


23) Toyota Sends US, Canada More Devices to Read Black Boxes
Link to AP article:

24) Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, the Next Step in Roadway Safety
Link to text of speech by RITA Administrator Peter Appel to ITS America annual meeting:

25) The Disconnect of Connected Cars
Link to article in Automotive News:

In yesterday's edition there was a major error in the headline of story #7.  The corrected version appears below. My apologies for the mistake.
US DOT Among Agencies Given High Marks on Transparency Plans by Watchdog Group
NASA ranked as best.
Link to article in InformationWeek:

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Today in Transportation History    
1985 **25th anniversary** Donald Bailey, inventor of the Bailey bridge, died in Bournemouth, England.

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