Bernie’s Transportation Communications Newsletter (TCN) – April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

TIC3 From GEWI – It’s A Whole New Ballgame!  See why at ITS America in Houston.

TIC3 from GEWI is the latest generation of the globally popular traffic data processing software. TIC3 is a whole new approach to collecting, storing, creating, monitoring, viewing and distributing traffic (and other) data.  TIC3’s revolutionary new architecture allows for quick and easy configuration for any data type and data format.  With new technologies being created for generating traffic data including Bluetooth, GPS, camera-generated speed data, RFID and more, it’s critical that your system can accept these new data types.  TIC is a highly configurable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software platform proven in over 125 commercial and government projects operating worldwide.  COTS means TIC can be deployed more quickly and affordably than build-your-own solutions.   Visit GEWI in Houston in booth #333 ITS America, online at, or to discuss your requirements, contact


1) FAA Kills ‘Taxi to’ for Takeoff

Controllers will have to issue explicit runway crossing clearances.

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2) Hudson Crash Probe: Controller Missed Pilot Error

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3) A Glimpse of Coming Air Traffic Technology

Flight demonstrates NextGen system.

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


4) Teamsters Campaign Targets FedEx Express Union Status

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5) Feds Chastise CN for Undercounting Rail Crossing Delays

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6) Viaduct Gates to Quicken Closure of Seattle Roadway in Event of Quake

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7) Air Travelers Lead European Privacy Concerns

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8) New York City Police Fighting to Keep Traffic Stats from the Public

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9) RITA Speaks: What Technology Can do for Transportation Safety

Link to blog on Streetsblog Capitol Hill:


10) FAA Close to Setting Up Commercial Spaceflight Center

Hub would develop technologies such as traffic management applications.

Link to article in NetworkWorld:


11) Auckland Operations Hub Will Monitor Highways Nationwide

Link to article in The New Zealand Herald:

12) Tibet Launches Emergency Traffic SMS Platform

Link to article in the People’s Daily:


13) House Panel Releases Auto Safety Proposals

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14) Computer Glitches in Toyota Cars Begin to Pile Up

Link to blog on CNET News:

15) Partners Lift Lid on Electric Networked Concept Car

Link to article in Engineering News:

News Releases

1) Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Egis Projects for Its Extraordinary Growth and Innovative Contributions to the Intelligent Transport Systems Industry

2) Northrop Grumman to Enhance Air Traffic Communications Across the Netherlands

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Today in Transportation History

1770 **240th anniversary** James Cook made his first landing from the HMS Endeavour on the Australian continent.


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