Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, March 15, 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) New York Governor Lacks Power to Install Cell Towers on I-87
Link to story in the Times Union:

2) Mind the Gap in Coverage
The London Underground is set to build wireless network coverage in the concourse, ticketing areas and platforms of underground Tube stations.
Link to story in Wireless Week:

3) Decision to Close Interstate Freeways Isn’t Made Lightly
Minnesota DOT coordinates with other agencies and uses technology to spread the word.
Link to story in The Albert Lea Tribune:

4) New York Thruway Tweaks Its Travel Alert System
Link to story in The Journal News:

5) At CeBit, Homing in on Navigation Tech
Link to CNET News story:

6) Road Commission for Oakland County Testing Wireless Monitoring System
Link to story in Spinal Column:

7) New ITS Standards Updates on the US DOT ITS Standards Web Site
- NTCIP 1202 has been published and is available for free download
- NTCIP 1204 (Version 2) has been approved
- IEEE 1489-1999 has been withdrawn
- APTA TCIP-S-001 3.0.0 is now available for free download

8) News from ERTICO
- Transport for London Test Image Recognition and Incident Detection for London’s Streets
- KLPD Announces Launch of Vera3 Project Newsletter

News Releases

1) Transit New Zealand Resolves to Improve Communications for Road Maintenance

Job Postings
- Transportation Specialist, VII Team Leader – US DOT, Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC
- Transportation Specialist – US DOT, Federal Highway Administration – Washington, DC

Upcoming Events
T3 Webinar: Technical Deployment Review of the ITS Cabinet Standard: ITS Cabinet Standard v01.02.17a – April 4

Today in Transportation History
1990 – Ford introduces the Explorer, a sports utility vehicle which becomes one of the company’s best-selling models.


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