Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, October 25, 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 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) Budget Airline Ryanair Launches €3 Smartphone App
Link to article in Airport World:
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2) US, Australia Transport Unions Form Alliance
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3) ITS World Congress Daily News
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4) News from ERTICO
 -  Highlights from the Opening Ceremony of the 19th ITS World Congress
 -  Highlights from the ITS Hall of Fame at the 19th ITS World Congress


5) Seattle Considers Pay-by-Phone Parking App
Link to story on KIRO-TV:


6) State DOTs' Social Media Activity on the Rise, AASHTO Survey Finds
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


7) Confusion Reigns Over 'Closed' Signs at I-95 Express Lanes in Florida
Link to article in the Sun Sentinel:


8) Flaw Seen in TSA Boarding-Pass Security
Link to article in USA Today:

9) Ohio DOT First in US to Use New Snowplow Lights
Link to story on WHIO-TV:


10) Rural Traffic Incident Management Webinar
Link to recorded webinar:


11) New York MTA is Putting Subway Countdown App on Smartphones and Home Computers
Link to article in the Daily News:

12) Fairbanks, Alaska Bus System Improves Tracking System, Signs
Link to article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:


13) Florida DOT to Install Cameras and Signs on I-75, Site of Crash That Killed 11
Link to article in The Gainesville Sun:

14) West Virginia Public Service Commission OKs 511 Travel Information System
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15) Papers from 12th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicles Online
Link to papers:

News Releases

 -  Request for Proposals – Emergency Vehicle On-Board Device Distractions – ITS America

Upcoming Events
Telematics for Fleet Management USA – November 13-14 – Atlanta

Today in Transportation History    
1812 **200th anniversary** The frigate USS United States captured the British frigate HMS Macedonian in the North Atlantic during the War of 1812.

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1 comment:

GaretT_T said...

A lot of idling means a lot of fuel being wasted for nothing especially with multiple vehicles in a fleet. There are trucking companies which have managed to considerably reduce their fleet vehicles idling time due to gps for fleet management, thus saving hundreds of dollars on fuel costs weekly.