Thursday, February 8, 2007

Thursday, February 8, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, February 8, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Telvent Farradyne Seeks ITS Professionals in Florida

Telvent Farradyne, a leader in ITS, is poised for dynamic growth in Florida and has multiple opportunities for senior-, mid- and entry-level ITS professionals in our Florida offices. Candidates with strong technical and management skills, or potential, in the areas of ITS design, systems engineering, communications, implementation, and operations are needed to support the full range of services Telvent Farradyne offers our customers. See
www.telvent-farradyne.com. Please send responses, including resume and current work status, to Emily Vazquez by e-mail (emily.vazquez@telvent.abengoa.com) or fax (954.714.6979).


1) Ohio Supreme Court Will Hear Cameras CaseAutomated traffic tickets at issue.
Link to AP story:
http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070208/NEWS01/702080365

2) New Hampshire Goes Remote to Track Road Conditions
Link to story in The Boston Globe:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/02/08/nh_goes_remote_to_track_road_conditions/ (free registration may be required)

3) Westchester County, New York Demonstrates Its New Airport Perimeter Security System
Link to story in The Journal News:
http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070208/NEWS01/702080370/1019/SPECIAL02
Link to news release from Westchester County:
http://www.westchestergov.com/WhatsNew/Press/PRairport.mht

4) New York MTA Hopes Graphic Video Boosts Safety and Cut Deaths
Link to story in the Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/495650p-417669c.html
Link to video: http://mta.info/mta/crossing.htm

5) Long Island Rail Road: Communications Protocol Followed During Track Shutdown
Link to story in Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lilirr020807,0,287598.story?coll=ny-linews-headlines

6) Airport Screeners to Get Amber Alerts
Link to story in USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-07-amber-alerts_x.htm

7) EU-India Conference on eSafety Ends with Call for Proposals
Link to story from ERTICO:
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/eu-india_conference_on_esafety_ends_with_call_for_proposals.htm

8) Bush Budget Would Fund High-Tech Solutions for Traffic Woes
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
http://www.fcw.com/article97611-02-08-07-Web

9) On-Road Warning Signs
Philips working on system to use lampposts to project messages onto roads.
Link to story in New Scientist:
http://www.newscientisttech.com/channel/tech/dn11110-invention-covert-iris-scanner.html (scroll down to second story)
Link to patent application:
http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220060267795%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20060267795&RS=DN/20060267795

10) Video Surveillance
Link to story in Government Technology:
http://www.govtech.net/magazine/story.php?id=103656&issue=2:2007&utm_source=homeland&utm_medium=enews&utm_content=story

11) Easier Rider: Invention Designed to End E-ZPass Inconveniences for Bikers
Link to story in The Montclair Times:
http://www.montclairtimes.com/page.php?page=14087


News Releases

1) Toyota Develops World's First Technology for Automatically Delivering Differential Map Data to Car Navigation Systems
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/07/0208.html

2) Nokia Delivers Free Downloadable Maps to the Mobile World
http://www.nokia.com/A4136001?newsid=1103306

3) Nominations Sought for 2007 National Academies Communications Awards
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7288

4) Helping Drivers Avoid Killer Curves
http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=11313


Job Posting
Traffic Reporter - News 12 Traffic & Weather - Woodbury, New York
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=44865&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5180&JobSiteInfo=44865_5180&GQId=0

Upcoming Events
ITS Michigan Presents: Wireless Communications Application Seminar – March 22 – Brighton, Michigan
http://www.itsmichigan.org/pdf/Seminar_Wireless_March2007.pdf


Today in Transportation History
1904 – The Russo-Japanese War begins with a surprise attack on the Russian naval squadron at Port Arthur.
http://www.onwar.com/aced/data/romeo/russojapanese1904.htm

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