Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, March 17, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Director of International Sales - Major Transportation Technology Company
Major global transportation technology firm with an established presence in 32 countries seeks candidates for the position of Director of International Sales. The Director oversees all aspects of international sales outside of the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The Director's main objective is to increase international revenue while maintaining profitability and a superior level of quality and service. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. For more information:


1) Air Traffic System Overhaul Stuck in Holding Pattern
Link to Cox News Service story:


2) Florida Turnpike Shifts Gears
Multiprotocol Label Switching supports advanced services while improving security.
Link to story in Government Computer News:


3) Rocket Lifts Off with GPS Satellite
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from United Launch Alliance:


4) January Issue of Volpe Center Highlights
Issue focused on human factors research.
Link to newsletter:


5) Bridge Building, Image-Making Go Hand in Hand
In public relations firm Himle Horner, Minnesota DOT gets help restoring its image after the 35W bridge collapse.
Link to story in the Star Tribune:

6) Newspaper, First Amendment Group Test Florida DOT, Other Agencies, with Public-Records Requests
Link to story in the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

7) Billy’s Blog Connects Virginia DOT with Community
Link to article in the VDOT Bulletin: (page 3)
Link to Billy’s Blog:


8) New Technology Considered to Ease Traffic Congestion in Arizona
Link to story in The Arizona Republic:

9) Traffic Control Devices, Visibility, and Rail-Highway Grade Crossings 2007
Link to papers in the Transportation Research Record:


10) Technology and the Tired Trucker: Why the Trucking Industry Resists Onboard Recorders
Link to story in Computerworld:


11) Telematics Heralds Self-Driving Car
Link to story in EE Times Europe:;jsessionid=EIJ0TCTPN0H40QSNDLPCKHSCJUNN2JVN

12) Automotive Industries Speaks with Precksha Saksena, Project Director for Telematics Detroit 2008
Link to interview in Automotive Industries:


13) Bringing Google Transit to Los Angeles
Link to column in the Los Angeles Times:

14) Sarnia Transit Says Provincial Requirement to Announce All Stops is Unnecessary
Link to story in The Sarnia Observer:


15) New South Wales Government Unveils $28 Million Traffic Management Plan
An emergency 'hot desk' has been established at the RTA Traffic Management Centre to deal specifically with accidents on the F3.
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corp. story:

News Releases
Time in Transit Launches Web Site for Air Passengers – Site offers air passengers options on what to do when connecting through an airport
2) Canadians Back Use of Surveillance Cameras
3) Toll Roads Are Safer than Non-Tolled Roads and the Public Supports Tolling and Road Pricing

Upcoming Events
Maryland Transportation Operations Summit – May 1 - Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** The US launched the Vanguard 1 satellite. The inactive satellite continues to orbit the Earth.


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1 comment:

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