Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 13, 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
www.calccit.org or apply directly at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/ and check our job requisitions 5861, 5862, and 6020. EOE

1) Good Cop and Bad Cop on Security Program’s Case
Registered Traveler program is coming together but still faces challenges.
Link to column in The New York Times:

2) Slow Sailing to Protect Port
Voluntary plan in Oakland, California tests radio tags for trucks.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

3) Police Investigate Buyers, Sellers as Copper is Snatched by the Fistful
Thefts are plaguing road projects, home builders, telephone and power companies, even railroads.
Link to story in The Seattle Times:

4) Minnesota Supreme Court Justices Probe Minneapolis’ Photo Cop System
Link to AP story:

5) Many DC Red-Light Traffic Cameras Broken
Link to story in The Washington Post:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/12/AR2007031201653.html (may require free registration)

6) National Traffic Incident Management Coalition Releases Proposed National Unified Goal
Link to proposal:
Link to additional details:
Link to NTIMC news release:

7) US Office of Management and Budget Launches Database to Identify Earmarks
Link to story in Federal Computer Week:
Link to site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/earmarks/index.html

8) MARTA an Innovator in Advertising
Newest creation: Bus wraps that glow in the dark.
Link to story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

9) States Tackle Texting Behind the Wheel
Link to story on Stateline:

News Releases

1) Caltrans’ Toll-Free Highway Information Phone Service Now Available Nationwide

2) Nissan Advances Testing of Intelligent Transportation System

Solicitation - NYSERDA Seeks Transportation Research & Development Proposals

Upcoming Events
ITS Minnesota 13th Annual Meeting & Information Exchange – April 23-24 – Duluth, Minnesota

Today in Transportation History
1944 – The United Kingdom suspends travel between Ireland and Britain.


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