Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 24, 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) Mobile Impact on Air Travel: What's Happening Now, the Future?
Link to article on iTWire:

2) France's Toulouse-Blagnac Airport to Conduct NFC Field Trials for BlackBerry Smartphones
Link to article on iTWire:

3) The New Interventionists – Airport Volunteers and Guides
Link to column in Airport Business:


4) Articles from Latest Issue of Vision Systems Design Focused on Transportation
Link to articles:


5) How the Architecture/Engineering/Construction Community Uses Social Media These Days
Link to iMediaConnection Blog:


6) Complaints Over Using California Directors for New Mexico DOT Ad
Link to article in the Albuquerque Journal:

7) Start with the Dialogue and the Relationship Will Follow
Link to Talking Transportation blog:


8) High-Tech Bridges Marry Function and Beauty
Link to blog on Mashable:


9) Who Will Help Set Up the National Public Safety Network?
Link to article in Government Technology:

10) Driver Cellphone Use Increasingly a Concern for Employers, ZoomSafer Study Says
Link to article in Business Fleet:

11) Diagnosing Sick Stretches of Highway – Before Crashes Occur
Link to article in the Berkeley Transportation Letter:

12) Safe Highway Matters – Spring 2012
Link to newsletter:


13) New York MTA Chief Trashes Proposal to Grade Subway Stations
Link to article in the Daily News:

14) System Launched to Track Buses in Trinidad
Link to article in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian:

15) San Francisco MTA Will Soon Have New Logo – But Design Won't Cost Any Extra
Link to article in The Examiner:


16) The New 511: How Maryland and Virginia Convey Traffic Updates and Video
Link to story on TBD:

17) Virginia and North Carolina Cameras, Signs, Radio Getting Ready for the Influx to Outer Banks
Link to article on The Outer Banks Voice:

18) Creating an Effective Program to Advance Transportation System Management and Operations: Primer
Link to report from FHWA:


19) Automakers Struggle to Create an iPhone-Simple User Interface
Link to article in Wired:

20) In Test Clinics with Volunteer Drivers, Connected Vehicle Technology Scores Safety Points
Link to US DOT's Fast Lane blog:

News Releases

Job Posting
 -  ITS Project Manager – Atkins North America – Richmond, Virginia

Upcoming Events
Cooperative Services Workshop: Today, Tomorrow and Forever? – June 19 – Helmond, Netherlands

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** Scott Carpenter flies aboard Aurora 7 in the second manned US space flight.

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For some reason I think they may see cheap prepaid calling cards as being unreliable. Where I live, anything that is cheap and gets you around conventional channels is suspect. Maybe this is the problem, though I don’t think it is a true observation.

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