Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter – April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Thursday, April 30, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC3 From GEWI – One Platform, Multiple Deployment Options

Whether you are looking to provide Interoperability between legacy systems, launch or upgrade a 511 Service, generate Traffic Flows & Predictive models, Traffic Alerts, Traffic Plans & Simulations, report on Work Zones & Road Conditions, run an automated Radio Traffic Advisory system, or produce Navigation Quality Data, TIC3 from GEWI is the solution. All of these services, and more, can be achieved by simple configuration of this single commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform, already in use in over 100+ projects worldwide.  To discuss your requirements, contact and look for GEWI in booth #329 at ITS America.


1) Aviation Industry Presses for ‘NextGen’ at Annual Summit

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2) Airports Seek Thermal-Scan Solution to Swine Flu Spread

Link to story in Wired:

3) AAAE, FAA Host Airfield Safety and Signage Meeting

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4) In-Flight Wireless Ban Needs More Study

Link to commentary in the San Jose Mercury News:

5) FAA’s Turn Toward Secrecy

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6) Norway Joins Galileo Project

Link to story in GPS World:

7) Communication on the Road

A low-cost GPS-based positioning architecture for V2V and V2I systems uses a scalable, flexible system that enables a range of in-vehicle safety features.

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8) Latest Issue of ERTICO-ITS Europe’s iMobility Newsletter

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9) Maryland Program Lets You Pay Parking Meters Using Your Cell Phone

Link to story on WTOP Radio:


10) Report Finds More Flaws in Seattle DOT’s Snow Response

Link to story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:


11) Adirondack Northway Cell Gap Closed

Coverage expanded over sections of previously dark I-87.

Link to story in the Press-Republican:

12) Illinois Lawmakers Propose School Bus Tracking Devices

Link to story in the Quad-City Times:

13) The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Video captures what happens when bus driver is texting.

Link to story on NBC’s Today:


14) Oregon Lawmakers Want ‘Greeters’ in Place at MAX Stations

Link to story in The Oregonian:

 15) Mobile Transit Payment Project in the Works in France

Link to story in American Banker:


16) Bringing Efficiency to the Infrastructure

A smart infrastructure wave may be coming.

Link to story in The New York Times:

News Releases

1) Inrix Triples Real-Time Traffic Flow Coverage in North America to Over 160,000 Miles
2) More than a Gadget Every Mile Keeps the UK on the Move

3) Automotive DMB/DAB Will Feel Heat from Internet Radio

4) Sensys Networks Honored Among This Year’s Most Promising Private Technology Ventures in North America

Upcoming Events

International Congress on Sound and Vibration – July 5-9 – Kraków, Poland

Today in Transportation History

1939 **70th anniversary** – The New York World’s Fair opened with several transportation exhibits, including GM’s Futurama.


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