Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 18, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC Connects Vehicles, Systems and Travelers for 15 years

Since 1997, TIC has been used for a wide range of transportation solutions including Traffic and Travel Information Services, Connected Vehicles, Work Zones, Data Harmonization & Exchange, RDS-TMC and TPEG, Navigation System Testing and more.  Requirements from customers worldwide are used to develop new product features to keep TIC the most flexible, feature-rich transportation available as an off-the-shelf solution.  To discuss your project requirements, contact us at


1) UK Road Charging a Real Possibility, Says New Study
Link to article on The Information Daily:


2) Wireless 'Spectrum Crunch' Looms, Warns Xata's Schenk
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


3) Exploring the Challenge of Convincing the Public to Fund Road Preservation
Link to Transportation Issues Daily:


4) Don't Stint on Signs Honoring Veterans
Editorial is critical of executive order in West Virginia concerning highway signs.
Link to editorial in The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register:


5) Telematics and Electric Mobility, Part II
Link to article on Telematics Update:


6) Intelligent Transportation System Proposed for Hyderabad
Link to article in The Hindu:


7) Automakers Say 'Google It' to US Distraction Guidelines
Link to Bloomberg article:

8) Google's No Driver Car Looks for Allies
Link to article in Politico:

9) Study Finds Lack of Uniform Signage Poses Obstacle to Public Charging Networks
Link to article in The New York Times:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  Traffic Engineer (ITS) – URS Corporation – Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Upcoming Events
Smart Systems for Safe, Sustainable and Networked Vehicles – May 30-31 – Berlin

Friday Bonus  
Connecticut DOT worker unexpectedly makes traffic reporting debut.

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** British authorities erect barbed-wire barrier on border between Hong Kong and China to prevent refugees from entering the colony.

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