Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, May 18, 2007 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) California Assembly OKs New Digital Billboards Near Highways
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/18/BAG6TPTB841.DTL

2) News from ERTICO
- SISTER First Results Presented in Prague
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/sister_first_results_presented_in_prague.htm
- “Choose ESC!” Campaign Launched
http://www.ertico.com/en/news_and_events/ertico_newsroom/chooseesc_campaign_launched.htm

3) New Jersey Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Looms After Governor’s Crash
Link to AP story:
http://www.nj.com/newsflash/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-25/1179511154290560.xml&storylist=jersey

4) Potholes are Her Business
A profile of Carbina "Carbi" Resendez who handles Seattle’s Pothole Hotline.
Link to column in The Seattle Times:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003712060_brodeur18m.html

5) The Next Big Thing: Carpooling by Web
Link to GateHouse News Service story:
http://www.townonline.com/cambridge/homepage/x1263110373
Link to GoLoco:
http://www.goloco.org

6) Delivering Your Transit Message Cost Effectively
Link to story in Metro:
http://metro-magazine.epubxpress.com/link/metro/2007/jun/48


News Releases
1) IEEE Completes Fourth 'Wave' Radio Communication Standard - WAVE Radio to Allow Autos to Interact with Roadside Systems
http://www.safetyonline.com/content/news/article.asp?DocID=%7B92496AA6-8DE8-4119-B494-DC7D8BE9A62E%7D&Bucket=Current+Headlines&VNETCOOKIE=NO


Upcoming Events
The Future of Transportation Finance - Workshop on Lessons from Road Charging Experiments in US and Abroad - June 20 - Seattle
http://www.prrbiz.com/psrc/psrcworkshopemail1.jpg


Job Posting
- Senior Aircraft Surveillance Systems Engineer – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center – Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://jobsearch.usajobs.opm.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=57483631


Friday Bonus
Forget carpooling, telecommuting or transit. Here’s a great way to beat traffic and reduce your carbon footprint.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1801044.ece


Today in Transportation History
1991 - Helen Sharman becomes the first Briton in space.
http://www.made-in-sheffield.com/People/helenSharman.htm

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