Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, October 24, 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) North Korea's Air Koryo Stumbles Into Internet Age
Link to article on NK News:
Link to Air Koryo:

2) In a Rare Departure, Airlines Trump Other Companies in Customer Service via Facebook
Link to article on Tnooz:
Further information from Socialbakers:


3) Study Touts Job Potential of 'Smart' Infrastructure in New England
Link to article in the Boston Herald:

4) Daily News from ITS World Congress
Link to newsletter from ITS International:

5) Thinking Aloud Podcast From ITS World Congress
Link to podcast from Thinking Highways:

6) US DOT ITS JPO Newsletter – October 2012
Link to newsletter:


7) Governments Expand Mobile Payments to Everything from Parking to Property Taxes
Link to article in Government Technology:


8) Brigham Young University Researchers Say Water Drops Can Diagnose Bridge Health
Link to UPI article
Link to news release:

9) Campaign Signs, Designed Like Official Highway Construction Signs, Attract Washington State DOT Attention
Link to article in The Columbian:


10) Q&A: Telematics, Toyota EVs and the Connected Car
Link to article on Telematics Update:


11) New York MTA: On Lettered Lines, Let PA System Be Your Countdown Clock
Link to article on Transportation Nation
Link to testimony before NYC Council Committee:

12) Montreal's Opus Card Can Be Reloaded from Home Starting in 2013
Link to article in The Gazette:

13) Fewer 'Ghost Buses' Haunt NextBus in DC
Link to Greater Greater Washington blog:


14) Philippine Tollways to Offer Upgraded Traffic Control Room, Online Real-Time Information for Holiday Travel
Link to article in BusinessMirror:

15) Code for America Unveils Macon, Georgia Apps, Including 'Open Street Map' and Improved Transit Map
Link to article in The Telegraph:

16) Ceefax Service Ends After 38 Years on BBC
Link to story on BBC News:


17) How Germany is Getting Cars to Talk to Each Other (and Traffic Lights)
Link to article in Wired:

18) Driver Assistance Firm Mobileye Sees Years of Doubling Sales
Link to Reuters article:

19) Designing Interactive Entertainment for the Car
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

News Releases

Upcoming Events
12th National Light Rail Conference – November 11-13 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Today in Transportation History    
1962 **50th anniversary** The US partial naval blockade against Cuban-bound Soviet ships went into effect.

2007 **5th anniversary** Chang'e 1, the first Chinese lunar orbiter, was launched from Xichang.

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