Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Launches New Website

In preparation for GEWI's 20th anniversary in 2012, a new version of has been launched. The new website allows users to locate information about GEWI products and market information much more easily. A few new items you'll notice at the new website:

* Improved Navigation

A new menu which makes it easier to see what TIC is used for and used by in more than 125 projects worldwide.

* New Framework

A new website framework is used to provide more content per page, and organized into a MAIN information window and ADDITIONAL information window to keep the most popular GEWI content readily available to web visitors.

* New Videos

Product feature videos are now available for TIC Camera features, TIC for Weather, Work Zones and TIC for iPad, but this is just the beginning. In the future, more videos will be available not just for product features, but also for user training and customer support.

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1) NAACP, ACLU Sue Philadelphia Over Rejected Billboard Ad for Airport

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Link to news release from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People:

2) Technology Improving Houston Airport Management

Link to story and audio report on KUHF Radio:

3) Can Smartphone Apps Replace Permanent Airport Signage?

Link to article on Future Travel Experience:


4) A Look Inside Oregon State's Bicycling and Driving Simulator Laboratory

Link to blog on


5) E-card Payment System to be Introduced in Azerbaijan Transport

System will let passengers get info about best routes in all modes via terminals in bus stations, seaports, airports and other public facilities.

Link to article on News.Az:

6) Transportation Technology is Moving Ahead

Ten transportation professionals talk about career prospects.

Link to article in Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology:


7) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Holds Four Meetings Out of the Public Eye

Link to article in The Washington Post:


8) Amtrak Soft Launches Wi-Fi, but with Content Filtering

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:


9) US Senate Proposes Cut in Seat Belt Grants, Boost for NHTSA Website

Link to article in The Detroit News:


10) BART Proposes Policy to Govern Cellphone Blackouts

Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:

11) Bangalore Inaugurates Metro System – First in India with Wi-Fi

Link to article in the Economic Times:


12) A Review of Metro Manila Development Authority's Updated Traffic App

Link to story on GMA News:


13) Cloud Connectivity Turns Cars Into Chameleons

Link to article in Wired:

News Releases

1) Bill Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, to Close the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

2) Michigan Secretary of State Unveils Website to Renew Driver's Licenses, Registrations

3) South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Takes Top Honors in Florida Public Transportation Association's Marketing Competition

Upcoming Events

Intelligent Traffic Systems Middle East Summit – November 21-24 – Abu Dhabi

Today in Transportation History

1976 **35th anniversary** The ferry MV George Prince sank after being struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-seven people died in the disaster.


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