Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 21, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

GEWI Celebrates 20 Years in ITS at ITS America

Since 1992, GEWI has been creating solutions used by customers around the world.  Today, TIC is a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution used for a variety of Traffic and Travel Information Services including Connected Vehicles, Work Zones, and more.  Visit us at booth #712 at ITS America or watch the GEWI Videos and take a self-guided tour of TIC3. To discuss your project requirements, contact us at


1) Consumer Technology Transforming Trucking
Link to article in The Journal of Commerce:


2) Eight Transport Helplines in Mumbai Area, but Not Much Help
Link to article in the Hindustan Times:

3) Ambitious Growth Drive by ITS Firm Traffiko
Link to article in The Sunday Times:

4) ITS America Annual Meeting Daily News – Day 1
Link to newsletter:


5) 'Look Up' Text Message Signs Removed from Delaware Sidewalks
Link to article in The News Journal:


6) California High-Speed Rail Authority Policy to Purge Emails Draws Critics' Ire
Link to article in U-T San Diego:


7) Eurostar to Offer Onboard Wi-Fi from 2013
Link to article on Air & Business Travel News:


8) US Transportation Secretary LaHood 'On Rampage' About Texting
Link to article in The Cincinnati Enquirer:

9) Melbourne Trials New Level Crossing Safety System
Wireless communications used to send warnings from trains to vehicles of potential collisions.
Link to article in the International Railway Journal:

10) See Something? Report It with New App
Link to story on WCVB-TV:
Link to news release from the MBTA:

11) San Francisco Muni Uses Feds' Funds for Cameras It Doesn't Use
Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:


12) New Oyster Online Service Goes Live at Transport for London
Link to article in The Guardian:

13) Full Cellphone Reception Expected for Boston Subway by Year's End
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

14) Virginia Railway Express Again Looking at Adding Wi-Fi to Trains
Link to article in The Examiner:

15) Los Angeles Metro Considering Cell Service for Subways
Link to article on Brentwood Patch:

16) Fake San Francisco Muni Ads Cause Some Double-Takes
Link to article in The Examiner:


17) Virginia DOT Unveils Enhanced 511
Link to article in The Roanoke Times:

18) Virginia DOT: New Electronic Signage to Aid Travel
Link to article in the Daily Press:
Link to news release:


19) In Four Years, Most Cars Will Work with Smartphones
Link to article in Forbes:

News Releases

 -  2012 ITS Video Competition – ERTICO

Upcoming Events
Talking Operations Webinar: Weather Responsive Traffic Signal Management – May 31

Today in Transportation History    
1927 **85th anniversary** Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris completing the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

1932 **80th anniversary** Amelia Earhart landed in Northern Ireland becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

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