Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 7, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI to Demonstrate Mobile Traffic Data Entry at World Congress

At ITS World Congress in Orlando, GEWI will unveil a new application to allow government and commercial users to enter traffic data on the iPad. The planned markets for which this could be used are Mobile Data Entry and Data Quality Assurance. Traffic Incident Management and Motorist Assistance are markets also being considered. GEWI will also be speaking on advanced traffic technologies in two sessions, and with BMW will demonstrate a Connected Vehicle service for Local Hazard Warning (LHW) in the Mobility section of the Technology Showcase. To schedule a Mobile Traffic Data Entry demo or Connected Vehicle ride, contact


1) Boeing Pushes Asia Infrastructure for Satellite-Based Navigation

Link to article in Aviation Week:

2) Boeing Pitches iPad Navigation Charts to Airlines

Link to article on MarketWatch:


3) GPS Transforms Road Construction

Link to article in the TimesDaily:,182950


4) Video Visitation Bus Connects Jail Inmates to Families

Link to article in Government Technology:

5) Steve Jobs Transformed Our Commutes with the Apple iPod

Link to commentary on TBD:


6) East Germany's Cult Pedestrian Signal Turns 50

Link to article in Spiegel:,1518,790133,00.html


7) Tennessee Tech Looks to Increase Pedestrian Awareness

Link to article in The Oracle:


8) Safe Highway Matters – Fall 2011

Link to newsletter:


9) California Agency Bans Rail Transit Operators from Using All Portable Wireless Devices

Link to Bay City News Service article:

Link to news release from the California Public Utilities Commission:

10) TriMet Launches Online 'Multimodal' Regional Trip Planner for Bus, Bikes, Walking

Link to article in The Oregonian:


11) Arizona Says Drivers are Responsible for Dust-Storm Wrecks

ADOT uses technology to learn about and warn drivers of reduced visibility.

Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:

12) Bangalore Traffic Management Center to Commuters' Rescue

Link to Express News Service article:

News Releases

1) Beat the Traffic to Participate in $1.2 Million 'Eco-Driving' Research Project

2) South Dakota DOT Unveils New Road-Condition Website

3) Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport Adds Free Wi-Fi

4) Idaho Transportation Department Webpage Gives Schedule for Megaload Movements

5) Ground SATCOM Systems from ASC Signal Will Support L-3 Communications Systems-West in Maritime Surveillance

6) Teletrac Wins FMCSA Contract for Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Program

Upcoming Events

Airport Consultants Council Annual Conference and Exhibition– November 7-9 – Palm Springs, California

Friday Bonus

Looks like I might have to apologize to my kids for all those times I told them not to draw on the car windows.

Today in Transportation History

1826 **185th anniversary** The Granite Railway began operation in Massachusetts.


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