Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012



Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, October 22, 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 or at the TISA stand E40 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 www.gewi.com 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.


AVIATION

1) World's Airlines to Take On Airfare Websites
Link to article in USA Today:

2) Pittsburgh International Airport Combines Two Software Packages to Integrate Airfield Reporting
Link to article in Airport Improvement:

3) Presentation Looks at Avionics Technology Challenges
Link to article from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association:

4) Designers of Signs That Guide You
Link to column in The New York Times:

5) Review: Apple's 'Passbook' for Boarding Passes Disappoints
Link to column on CNBC:

CAMERAS

6) Washington State DOT Moves Traffic Cameras to the Cloud
Link to article on seattlepi.com:

OTHER

7) Da Nang, Vietnam Signs MOU with Japanese Agency to Help with ITS
Link to article on TuoiTreNews:

8) Wang Xiaojing, First Chinese Inductee to ITS Hall of Fame
Link to article in the China Daily:

9) New Joint Report Outlines EU and US Cooperation on Connected Vehicle Standards
Link to further information from FHWA:

ROADWAYS

10) New FHWA App Brings Pavement Preservation Checklists Straight to Your Smartphone
Link to article in Focus:

SAFETY / SECURITY

11) Parents Use Technology to Monitor Teen Drivers
Link to article in USA Today:

TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

12) Overhead Information Signs Out on Number of Staten Island, New York Highways
Link to article in the Staten Island Advance:

TRANSIT

13) New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Asks NJ Transit for Timely Follow-Up to Public's Questions
Link to article in the Daily Record:

14) New MARTA Chief Vows to Change Agency's Image
Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

15) Chicago Designers Seek Input of Riders to Develop Useful Transportation Apps
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:

VEHICLES

16) Honda Cranks Up Social Media Storytelling
Link to article in Automotive News:

17) Taking the Wheel of Intelligent Transport
Link to video from Nissan:


News Releases


Solicitation
 -  Presolicitation Notice – Advanced Solutions to Capture Mobility Data-VAA – US DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration


Upcoming Events
Regional Traffic Signal Forum & ITS Maryland Annual Meeting – November 7 – Linthicum Heights, Maryland


Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** President John F. Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuba in a nationally-televised speech in which he also announced that offensive missiles were placed on the island by the USSR.

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