Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 25, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI’s 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 software available as a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution.  A COTS solution means TIC can be deployed more quickly and at a lower cost than build-it-yourself solutions, but includes GEWI’s 20 years of experience solving global project requirements.  To discuss your project, contact us at


1) New Airport Service Rep is Still and Phony, but She's Friendly
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

2) Faceless but Connected: Welcome to Airport 2025
Link to Reuters article:
Link to news release from Amadeus:

3) Lisbon Airport Launches Innovative E-commerce Platform for Passengers
Link to article on The Moodie Report:

4) New Airport IT Will Improve Everything for Everyone: Unisys
Link to article in Aircargo Asia Pacific:

5) Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Modeling: Can an Airport Think?
Link to article on Airport Technology:

6) American Airlines Ramps Up Personalization in Selling and Tailoring Services
Link to article in Travel Weekly:


7) Finding Creative Ways to Get Drivers to Embrace Electronic Tolling
Link to article on NJBIZ:


8) Why San Francisco is a Test Bed for Transportation Tech
Link to article on GigaOM:


9) High-Tech Parking Isn't Just for Big US Cities Anymore
Link to article in Government Technology:


10) Taxpayers in White County, Georgia Seeing Double Over Traffic Signs
County says reason for multiple signs is federal retroreflectivity requirements.
Link to story on WXIA-TV:

11) Battle Brewing Over Big Electronic Billboards in Utah
Link to story on KTVX-TV:


12) TSA Eyes iPads and iPhones for Mobile Computing
Link to article on Nextgov:


13) Delhi Metro Offered Fully-Automated Train System
Link to article on Firstpost:


14) Singapore, Bogota Sign Deal to Share Singapore's Traffic Management Expertise
Link to article from Bernama:

15) Australian TV Traffic Reporter Fired for Being 40 and Fat
Link to story on Yahoo!7's Today Tonight:


16) BMW Latest to Pick Up Apple 'Genius Bar' Idea in Showrooms
Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

Job Postings
 -  Information Systems Manager – Broward County Enterprise Technology Services – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 -  Service Development Planner – Long Beach Transit – Long Beach, California

Upcoming Events
Webinar: INRIX Traffic Scorecard – US Results – May 31

Friday Bonus  
Now look what you've done.  You've hurt the feelings of the highway signs.

Today in Transportation History    
May 25, 1962 **50th anniversary** The Baltimore Steam Packet Company, the last operator of overnight steamship passenger service in the US, was liquidated.

May 27, 1937 **75th anniversary** The Golden Gate Bridge opened.

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