Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 16, 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) Despite Recommendations, FAA Still Not Budging on Mandatory Bird Strike Reports
Link to article on Medill Reports Chicago:

2) Virgin Atlantic Rolls Out In-Flight Cellphone Service
Link to Reuters article:

3) Acting FAA Chief: Innovation and Collaboration Keys to Success
Link to article in Rotor:


4) Salt Lake City Unveils New Website for Cyclists
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:


5) A Look Ahead at the ITS America Annual Meeting
Link to Preview News:


6) Revisions 1 and 2 to the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Link to further information from the Federal Highway Administration:


7) Obama Administration's Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
Link to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy blog:


8) Dublin Taxi Drivers Deny Green Lights on Roof Signs are Racist
Link to article in The Irish Times:


9) As Congress Mulls Mandate on Car Black Boxes, Data Ownership Remains Unclear
Link to article in Wired:

10) No Artificial Noises for Electric BMW i3 (Yet)
Link to blog on Green Car Reports:

11) Apple Introduces the Steering Wheel Remote Control
Link to article on Patently Apple:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposal – ITS ePrimer Technical Editor – US DOT/Institute of Transportation Engineers/ITS America
 -  National Scholarship – Operations Academy – FHWA

Upcoming Events
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Today in Transportation History    
1820 The USS Congress became the first US warship to visit China.

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