Monday, March 5, 2007

Monday, March 5, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 5, 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) US Airways’ New Computer System Creates Logjam
Link to story from The Arizona Republic:

2) Atlanta Exit Ramp Sign Could be a “Killer”
Link to Cox News Service story:
Animation of how accident occurred via WKYC-TV:

3) Victorian Transport Gets Smart About Tech, Crims
Link to story from Computerworld:;1344269434

4) Iowa DOT Funding in Limbo for Traffic Resources
Transportation management association and transportation management center created for highway reconstruction may lose funding.
Link to story in the Des Moines Business Record:

5) How Much Does Technology Help Drivers Beat Traffic in Test
Link to video report on KNBC-TV:

6) Bridging Communication
Fielding questions from outside and getting right answers all in day’s work for PennDOT’s District 4 press officer.
Link to story in the Times Leader:

7) A Better Way
Iowa and Nebraska officials need more effective means of closing interstates and open additional lines of communication.
Link to editorial in The Daily Nonpareil:

8) Smart Technology Makes Driving Safer
Michigan transportation officials are looking to use road sensors, cameras, traffic control systems and other “intelligent'' technology to create safer driving conditions.
Link to story in the Kalamazoo Gazette:

9) Cameras, Messages Aid Surprise, Arizona Traffic Flow
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

10) Long Island Rail Road Installs Cameras to Help Crews Monitor Platform Gap Problems
Link to story in the Long Island Press:

11) Awareness the Ticket for Better Bus Use in Maryland
Link to column in The Baltimore Sun:,0,148393.column

12) Clumsy on Their Feet: Navigation Systems Not Ready for Pedestrian Use
Link to Deutsche Presse-Agentur story:

13) Vehicle Technology Demonstration Reveals Safety Features of the Future
Link to story in the Idaho Transportation Department’s The Transporter:

14) From Cup Warmers to Rearview Cameras, Carmakers Add Tech Perks
Link to AP story:

15) “Space Weather” Forecasting Gets a Cosmic Boost
Link to story in The Washington Post: (may require free registration)

16) Volvo Trucks Field Operational Test: Evaluation of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy Truck Tractors
Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration: (February 2005)

News Releases

1) US Department of Homeland Security Tests First Responder Credential Capabilities

2) New Road Reporting System in Nova Scotia
Link to site:

3) Real-Time Video Traffic Information Available for Free on Mobile Devices to New York City Metro Commuters

4) High-Tech Bus Timetable at Sunderland Shopping Center

5) Delta Launches Spanish-Language Kiosks for Growing International Customer Base

Upcoming Events
Freeway and Tolling Operations in the Americas - May 20-23 – Houston

Today in Transportation History
1850 – The Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait is opened.


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