Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 19, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Visit GEWI at ITS World Congress in Vienna

If you are attending the ITS World Congress in Vienna, please visit us in person at GEWI stand P18 and claim a free gift as GEWI celebrates its 20th year delivering world-class traffic information solutions.  You can also see the latest developments in TIC, which are used for a variety of transportation-related projects and used by a wide-range of public and private sector organizations worldwide.   New to be shown at ITS World Congress will be TIC’s ability to distribute information to connected graphical VMS signs.  If you are unable to attend ITS World Congress this year, then visit GEWI at to view GEWI’s products, to learn about GEWI history, to meet some of GEWI’s people and to quickly learn from some of GEWI's TIC product videos which powerfully demonstrate how in over 125 projects worldwide, TIC CONNECTS Systems – Vehicles – Travellers.


1) 'An Operational Puzzle:' Cockpit Voice Recorder Expert Works to Prevent Future Plane Crashes
Link to article in Government Executive:

2) Wi-Fi Matters for Airports
Link to article in Airport World:


3) Taiwan Vice Minister Allays Concerns Over eTag Information Leak
Link to article in The China Post:


4) Florida Company Helps Customers Use GPS to Track Everything from Trucks to Teenagers
Link to article in the Naples Daily News:


5) MBTA: Education Best Way to Keep People Away from Railroad Tracks
Link to article in The Haverhill Gazette:
Editorial: Education Not Enough on Railroad Safety


6) Are Smart Traffic Signals to Blame for Deadly Car Crashes in Shelby, Michigan?
Link to article on Shelby-Utica Patch:


7) Apps 'Could Help Millions' Save Money on Car Insurance
Link to BBC News story:


8) An Addictive Traffic Game Challenges You to Keep Up the Flow
Link to article on Co.Exist:


9) Highway Message Signs Good But Not Perfect
Link to column in The Record:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Getting Ready for the Unexpected – Planning for Evacuations – October 25

Friday Bonus  
You might want to remove this guy from your list of potential babysitters.

Today in Transportation History    
1812 **200th anniversary** The French army, under Napoleon I, began a retreat from Moscow.

1917 **95th anniversary** The US Army names new Dallas flying field 'Love Field.'

1987 **25th anniversary** In Operation Nimble Archer, the US Navy attacked two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf following an Iranian missile attack on a US-flagged oil tanker.

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