Friday, March 9, 2007

Friday, March 9, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, March 9, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Engineers, Policy Analysts needed at the California Center for Innovative Transportation

The California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT), part of UC Berkeley, facilitates and implements the development, commercialization, and deployment of promising transportation systems and technologies. CCIT is looking for bright individuals with either an engineering or a policy/business background to work on a unique set of transportation technology projects involving technical design and development, business, policy and organizational analyses, as well as field deployments.

CCIT is a unique organization where research meets implementation. This position is a great opportunity to bring your expertise to bear on truly transformational projects at the cutting-edge of transportation technology and practices.

For more information, please visit our web site at or apply directly at and check our job requisitions 5861, 5862, and 6020. EOE

1) A New Risk Enters the Skies
The precision of airplane collision avoidance systems might lead to more near collisions.
Link to story in The Boston Globe: (may require free registration)

2) European Safety System Stuck in Siding
Technology behind rail safety system is proving more complex than expected.
Link to story from Computing:

3) Common LanguageFirst responders find software well-suited to their interoperable communications needs.
Link to story in Washington Technology:

4) National ICT Demonstrates “Intelligent Road” System in Australia
Link to ZDNet Australia story:,130061733,339274155,00.htm

5) Sunday’s Time Change Could Pose Traffic Problems
Link to AP story:,0,1731647.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

6) Watch Gets You There, Just in Time
Prototype watch provides wireless Internet access, navigation and traffic information.
Link to Discovery News story:

Job Posting
Director, Operations and Security Division – Virginia Department of Transportation - Richmond

Upcoming Events
European Mobility Forum – April 11-12 – Turin, Italy

Friday Bonus
Depending upon your point of view there are either works of art or headache-inducing sites to avoid.
(be sure to check out the Moscow diagram)

Today in Transportation History
1901 – The Olds Motor Works factory in Detroit was destroyed by fire.


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