Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, November 19, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Completes North American Traffic Technologies Tour – Webinar to Follow in January

GEWI would like to thank everyone involved in hosting and attending our first ever North American Traffic Technologies Tour. Topics included technologies that are used around the world for location referencing and harmonization, data exchange between systems, next generation of real-time data for traffic navigation, and data exchange for connected vehicles/infrastructure projects. We had many requests from locations and attendees we were unable to honor, so please look for a follow-up webinar to be held in January 2011. If you’d like to receive notification of this event, visit and register for the GEWI newsletter, or


1) Patience Wears Thin as FAA Navigation Equipment Problem Returns in Aspen, Colorado

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2) Bing Maps Redesign Introduced

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3) 'Numbering' 13 Million Vessels Annually Helps Fight Terrorism, Says US Coast Guard

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4) New York City's Central Nervous System is Growing; Here's What It Can Do

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5) Airport Campaign Targets Sex Tourists

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6) Tennessee DOT SmartFix 40 Project Wins National Communications Awards

Link to article in Business & Heritage Clarksville:


7) Amtrak Arrests are Secret

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8) Safe Highways Matter – Fall 2010

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9) Feds Ask for Airport Workers' Personal Information

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10) TSA Blogger Bob Watched Closely by Readers

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11) Alberta Transportation Minister Defends Distracted Driving Bill

Link to story and video on CTV Calgary:


12) Montreal Transit Looks to Corporate Sponsorship

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13) Orange County Transportation Authority Honored for Text Messaging Program

Link to article in Metro:


14) Ford and Wall Street Journal Office Network Partner for Traffic Updates

Link to article in Digital Outsider:

15) Global Traffic Technologies Debuts The GTT Connection

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16) Electric Car Web Site Aims to Ease Buyers' Fears

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17) German 'Thinking Car' Drives Itself

Link to story and video on NECN:

18) Carmakers' Next Problem: Generation Y

People in their teens and twenties are more interested in gadgets than cars.

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News Releases

1) Missouri State Highway Patrol Recognized for Best Overall Traffic Safety Program

2) The Market for Driver Monitoring Systems is Primed to Top $1 Billion by 2015

3) US Transportation Secretary Announces Recipients of New Railroad Safety Technology Grants

4) UPS Logistics Technologies to be Acquired by Thoma Bravo

5) Pennsylvania DOT Expands Twitter Offerings in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

6) Navteq Launches Next Generation Navteq TrafficOne

Upcoming Events

IntelliDrive Mobility Workshop – November 30-December 2 – Arlington, Virginia

Friday Bonus

I'm not sure if this latest idea from the TSA is going to quiet those critics of more intrusive airport screenings.

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** The first flight of the Hawker Siddeley P.1127, the first vertical short take-off and landing jet aircraft, took place.


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