Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, October 26, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Following ITS World Congress, GEWI to Present on Connected Vehicles at Transpo 2012

Delegates from more than 20 countries visited GEWI at ITS World Congress to see the latest developments in TIC.  New features include TIC’s ability to distribute information to connected graphical VMS signs and TIC for the iPad  which is used for Mobile Traffic Data Entry.  Transpo 2012 will be held in Bonita Springs, Florida from October 28 – October 31 and during the conference GEWI will present a paper on the safety benefits of Connected Vehicles.  If you are unable to attend Transpo 2012, then visit GEWI at to view GEWI’s products, to learn about  GEWI history, to meet some of GEWI’s people and view TIC product videos which powerfully demonstrate how in over 125 projects worldwide, TIC CONNECTS Systems – Vehicles – Travelers.


1) Mapping Mobility: The Importance of Information in Transportation
Link to article on TheCityFix:


2) ITS Australia Signs MOU with Czech Republic Association of Transport Telematics
Link to article in ITS International:


3) South Dakota Businesses Mistakenly Get Tourism Signs
Link to article in the American News:

4) New Online Training: Safe and Effective Use of Law Enforcement Personnel in Work Zones
Link to further information from the National Highway Institute:


5) I-35 Construction-Zone Fatalities Near Waco Spur Texas DOT to Reconsider Safety Measures
Link to article in the Waco Tribune-Herald:

6) ACLU Sues US Government Over Restrictions on Taking Photos and Video at Border Crossings
Link to AP article:

7) Hurricane Sandy: How Government Uses Social Media for Disaster Response
Link to article in Governing:

8) US Department of Homeland Security Deploys Data-Rich Emergency Maps
Link to article in Government Technology:


9) Project to Ease Traffic on I-80 in California Unveiled
Link to article in the Contra Costa Times:


10) UConnect to Launch Smart Connectivity for Public Transport in Europe
Link to article on Telecompaper:

News Releases

 -  Halloween on Transit Photo Contest – Mobility Lab

Upcoming Events
Webinar: Unrealistic or Not, Here They Come: Communication is the First Step in Meeting Customer Expectations - October 30

Friday Bonus  
When traveling be sure to check the signs; they can provide some comic relief.

Today in Transportation History    
1942 **70th anniversary** The aircraft carrier USS Hornet was heavily damaged, and sunk the next day, during the Battle of Santa Cruz.

1992 **20th anniversary** Metrolink began commuter rail service in Southern California.

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1 comment:

Jamie said...

It seems the prohibition of taking photos in border crossings breaches the ideals of civil liberty and democracy. People have right to take photos and videos if the DHS personnel crosses the line of what is acceptable.

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