Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Traffic Technologies Tour Topic - Connected Vehicles /Infrastructure.

The purpose of the tour is to exchange information about advanced traffic technologies being used around the world to solve a variety of transportation-related problems. This includes updates on European vehicle/infrastructure projects, similar to the US IntelliDrive initiative, TPEG, data collection and harmonization, interoperability, variable speed signs, and dealing with emerging data types. GEWI also wants to hear your current transportation data challenges. This information exchange is just one of the many ways GEWI ensures that TIC software continues to be the global leader for the processing of transportation data.

For more information about hosting or attending this free event, contact


1) FAA Issues Advisory Circular for Bird-Tracking Radar

Link to article in Aviation International News:


2) Police Chief Says Port Richey, Florida's Budget for Red Light Cameras is Confidential

Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times:

3) GPS Companies Add Israeli Traffic Camera Locations

Link to article on Globes:


4) EU Eyes Single Ticket for Multi-transport Journey

Link to article on EurActiv:

5) Something Funny Happened on the Way to Massachusetts DOT

Columnist comments on branding guidelines issued by the agency.

Link to column in the Boston Herald:


6) Victorian Transport Ad Campaign to Cost $6.6 Million

Link to article in The Age:

7) Effective Public Involvement Using Limited Resources

Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:


8) Introduction to Road Data – Part Two

Link to article in Directions Magazine:


9) Controversy Over Discussion of Selling Ads on School Crossing Guard Uniforms in Victoria

Link to article in the Herald Sun:


10) New York MTA Buying Subway Cars Equipped with Surveillance Cameras

Link to article in the New York Post:

11) Delayed Mapping in the Age of Real-Time Information

Link to blog on Human Transit:


12) Should Cars Warn When There's a Child Inside on Hot Days?

Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

1) SAIC Awarded $16 Million Contract by US DOT to Help Develop IntelliDrive Program

2) Inrix Traffic Data Critical in Identifying and Ranking of 100 Most Congested Road Corridors in Texas

3) Illinois DOT and Lake Michigan Interstate Gateway Alliance Unveil Enhanced Travel Web Site to Help Steer Midwest Motorists

4) CoPilot Live GPS Navigation Adds ActiveTraffic

5) Navteq Announces Real-Time Traffic in Brazil

6) Qualcomm Launches New Data Transfer Module for Remote Tachograph Download Service

Bernie's Notes

There seems to be an intermittent problem with Google Groups in which some of you, some of the time, receive multiple copies of the TCN. This problem appears to be on Google's end and is not because you are on the list more than once or because I'm sending the newsletter more than once. My apologies for the problem and I hope it will be corrected soon.

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Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** The wreckage of the HMS Titanic was discovered by a joint French-American expedition.


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