Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, March 20, 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) Pennsylvania Turnpike Lease Plans “Proprietary”
PennDOT is keeping 48 firms' plans for running the toll road secret from legislators even as the governor makes his pitch.
Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/20070320_Pa__turnpike_lease_plans_proprietary.html (may require free registration)

2) Hotline Could Help Turn In Bay Area Carpool Lane Cheats
Link to AP story:
http://kcbs.com/pages/310142.php?contentType=4&contentId=378807

3) SmartWeb Brings Semantic Web Search to Cars
German research project wants to make speech recognition, haptic feedback, and natural gestures a standard part of a car's computational arsenal.
Link to story on arts technica:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070319-smartweb-brings-semantic-web-search-to-cars.html

4) Brazil Air Traffic Control System Fails
Link to AP story:
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/business/16937383.htm

5) Consumer Reports Releases Investigation of Its Car-Seat Error
Link to AP story:
http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/03/20/car-seats.html


Upcoming Events
Webinar: ITS Systems Engineering (SE) for ITS: Using FHWA's New SE Handbook (repeat session) – April 5
http://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s070313_se_guide.asp


Today in Transportation History
1995 – A sarin gas attack in the Tokyo subway kills a dozen people.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4365417.stm

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