Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 14, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Who’s REALLY Controlling Traffic?

With the proliferation of navigation devices, GEWI has noted a global trend of drivers relying less on traditional means of traffic information distribution in favor of in-vehicle, smartphone and portable navigation devices.  This can have a negative impact in the ability of a public agency to control traffic information distribution, but GEWI has a solution.  TIC is used by a wide range of customer types, used for a wide range of traffic solutions.  For more information, visit booth #712 at ITS America, or contact us at 


1) Homegrown GPS Navigation Systems at All India Airports by Next Year
Link to Press Trust of India article:

2) Domestic Drones Could be Hijacked or Jammed, Pilots and Manufacturers Warn
Link to article on Nextgov:

3) Midnight was Movie Hour, Nap Time in New York Air Tower
Link to Bloomberg article:

4) FAA Chief Touts Benefits of NextGen to FedEx and Memphis
Link to article in The Commercial Appeal:


5) GloBars – Ultimate LED Handlebar for Your Bicycle
Link to article on The Future of Things:


6) Wireless Venture LightSquared Files for Bankruptcy
Link to article on CNET News:
Link to news release from LightSquared:


7) Inrix CEO Bryan Mistele on Surviving 70 VC Rejections
Link to article on GeekWire:

8) Facebook Used to Help Stores Slowed by Tucson, Arizona Streetcar Project
Link to article in the Arizona Daily Star:
Link to 'Mind Our Own Businesses' Facebook page:

9) IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society Newsletter – April 2012
Link to newsletter:


10) Fort Lee, New Jersey Cracks Down on Distracted Walkers
Link to story on WTXF-TV:


11) GPS-Based De-icer System Used by New Hampshire DOT Wins Holloway Competition
Link to article in the Portsmouth Herald:


12) Report: Security Breaches Underreported by TSA
Link to article in The Star-Ledger:

13) Parents Urged to Talk, Make Contract with Their Teen Drivers
Link to article in USA Today:


14) The Push to Make New York City Cab Rides Smarter
Link to article in The New York Times:


15) Technology May Render Auto Insurance Unnecessary: Report
Link to blog on SmartPlanet:


16) Washington's Cowlitz Transit Authority Wants Riders to be Able to Track Buses
Link to article in The Daily News:


17) London's Traffic Lights 'Rigged' to Secure Olympic Bid
Link to article in the International Business Times:

18) Virginia DOT to Post Travel Times for Beachgoers
Link to story on WTVR-TV:

19) Traffic TV: Lawrence, Kansas Cameras Tapped to Help Keep Cars Moving
Link to article in the Lawrence Journal-World:

20) Estonian Road Administration to Release App for Drivers
Link to story on Estonian Public Broadcasting:

21) Smart Traffic Management in Florida
Link to column in The Gainesville Sun:


22) Oregon Mileage Tax: State Looks for Simple Way
Link to article in the Albany Democrat-Herald:

23) James Pol of US DOT's ITS Joint Program Office on the Connected Vehicle Technology Challenge
Link to blog from Kevin Desouza:


24) Extreme Weather Text Alerts Set to Begin
Link to article in USA Today:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1957 **55th anniversary** Petrol rationing ended in the UK following the Suez crisis.

1962 **50th anniversary** President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the first National Transportation Week.

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