Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Transportation Communications Newsletter
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057
ITS Project Manager - GeoDecisions (a division of Gannett Fleming) - Location: Philadelphia, PA/NJ/DEGeoDecisions is a division of Gannett Fleming Inc., an award-winning planning, design, and construction management firm with more than 1,800 employees in over 45 offices around the country. GeoDecisions is currently seeking an ITS Project Manager in the mid-Atlantic region. Responsibilities will include: working with project engineers and planners to deliver ITS planning and design projects; preparing plans, specifications and costs estimates (PS&Es); writing ITS strategic plans, concepts of operations and similar ITS planning/programming documents; completing proposals, presentations and other business development activities; maintaining positive client relationships; and managing and mentoring ITS staff. The ideal candidate will have a BS in Engineering and 8 or more years of experience in ITS planning, design and construction services support, preferably in a consulting environment. Experience with the planning and design of transportation management systems (DMS, CCTV, HAR, Incident Detection, Ramp Metering, etc.) is required. Strong analytical and oral and written communications skills are imperative. Familiarity with ITS communications systems and a PE is a plus. Please follow this link to apply: http://www.gfnet.com/careers-joblist.asp?ReqID=10199 EOE
1) American Airlines Will be First to Offer In-Flight Internet Access
Link to story in The Dallas Morning News:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/industries/techtelecom/stories/012208dnbusaainternet.2927f43.html (may require free registration)
GPS / NAVIGATION
2) GPS Tools Let Public Clock Cruisers in Florida County
High-tech dispatching system can tell public how fast police vehicles were traveling.
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:
3) Navigation Systems Merge Information
Weather, sports scores, stock prices available.
Link to column in The Detroit News:
4) US DOT’s ITS Presentations at 2008 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Link to presentations:
5) US DOT Releases Vision to Guide Research and Investment Decisions Toward Safe, Reliable and Efficient National Transportation System
Link to Transportation Vision 2030:
SAFETY / SECURITY
6) TSA Aims to Tighten General Aviation Security at FBOs
Link to story on CharterX:
7) British Columbia Rolls Out Hybrid License
Driver’s license doubles as border crossing card.
Link to story in Washington Technology:
Link to news release from the British Columbia Premier’s Office:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
8) Wireless Net from Traffic Lights?
Plans to synchronize traffic signals could result in wireless Internet access.
Link to story in The Gainesville Sun:
9) Reception Fading for Stalwart Stick Car Antenna
Link to AP story:
10) Detroit Auto Show Cars Trashed for Little in Personal Tech
Link to column in the Detroit Free Press:
1) Missouri DOT Web Site Offers News Minute
2) Citilog Intros Intelligent Real-Time Video-Base Incident Detection Solution
3) Toyota Enhances Pre-Crash Safety System with Eye Monitor
4) National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Describes Future of Automotive Safety Technology
5) Airbiquity Announces $25 Million Funding
6) TrafficCast International Completes Series A Round Funding, Raises $3.5 Million in Equity
Passenger Terminal Expo – April 15-17 – Amsterdam
Today in Transportation History
1912 – A railroad bridge connecting Key West and the Florida mainland opened.
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