Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 28, 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) Pennsylvania Ice Storm Report Points to Communication Breakdown
Link to story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Link to report from James Lee Witt Associates:

2) Privacy Experts Take on European Commission Over US Data Deal
Link to story on EurAcitv:

3) Mixed Reviews for Washington State Ferry System’s New Ticketing System
Link to story and video report on KING-TV:

4) Firms See “Smart” Closed-Circuit TVs as Good Way to Tap Into Rail, Mass Transit Security
Link to story in Congressional Quarterly:

5) Hacking the Car Navigation System
Link to story in Dark Reading:

6) V2V: GM’s Car-to-Car Safety Network
Link to story in PC Magazine:,1895,2108791,00.asp

7) Truck Drivers Would Need to Speak English Under Missouri House Bill
Link to AP story:

8) New Owners of
Link to story on
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9) Articles from Emergency Management
- Virtual Emergency - Forthcoming technology poised to move first response into a new dimension.
- Just Say No - Barking out codes instead of using plain language can complicate response efforts.
- Arlington, Virginia Launches Regional Pilot for Outdoor Emergency Warning System

News Releases

1) XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Service Expands to 50 Markets

2) King County, Washington Gets $1.9 Million to Test Pay-as-You-Drive Car Insurance Program

3) The Inclusion of Telematics as a Standard Automobile Feature Fuels Market Growth

4) UK Highways Agency Confirms Details of Plans to Help Drivers to Safer and More Reliable Journeys

Upcoming Events
ITS America Annual Meeting & Exposition – June 4-6 – Palm Springs, California

Today in Transportation History
1941 – Ford began construction of its Willow Run plant in Michigan, near Ypsilanti. During World War II the plant built B-24 bombers.


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