Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Management Center Operations – URS CorporationURS Corporation, a leading provider of ITS and Transportation Management Center solutions, has several immediate openings in the Statewide Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Jackson, Mississippi. We are seeking a TMC Manager (Requisition URS25414), full time and part time TMC Operators (Requisition URS25415), and a Traffic Engineer (Requisition URS25413). To see specific job requirements and to apply to these jobs please EOE M/F/D/V


1) Avionics Makers Pan ADS-B Proposal
Link to story on AVWeb:

2) Advance Passenger Information System Coming to Six Indian Airports
Link to story in The Hindu:
Link to additional information from the India Ministry of Home Affairs:

3) Denver Airport Keeps Wi-Fi on the Mild Side
Link to story in The Denver Post:


4) Garmin Launches GPS Units with Live Traffic, TV
Link to story in PC Magazine:,2817,2273589,00.asp
Link to news release from Garmin:


5) Coastal Traffic Management System Inaugurated in Malta
Link to story in the Times of Malta:


6) Mississippi House Puts Brakes on Traffic Cameras
Link to story in the Daily Journal:

7) Northern Territory’s Transport Minister Pushes for Taxi CCTV
Link to Australian Broadcasting Corporation story:

8) US Department of Homeland Security Test of Radiation Detectors Were Inconclusive, Report Says
Link to story in The Washington Post:


9) Chicago Transit Authority President Offers Broad Platform for Rail, Bus Improvements
Vision includes real-time arrival information and electronic advertising on bus exteriors.
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,4930496.story
Link to presentation by the CTA:


10) Lights, Camera…Gridlock: The Technology Behind CCTV
London's traffic is controlled by 20 people in a single office.
Link to story in The Independent:


11) BMW to Offer Full In-Car Web Access
Link to story on Crave:

12) Fiat System Tracks Driver’s Habits
New EcoDrive system allows Fiat drivers to get lessons in greener driving.
Link to AP story:

News Releases
A Clear View Even in the Dark and Fog – Traffic Information Via Radar Satellite

- Invitation to Bid – Doppler Radar-Based Speed and Travel Time Data Services – Ohio Department of Transportation

Job Posting
- Toll System Consultants – Traffic Technologies, Inc. – New Windsor, New York

Upcoming Events
Public Private Partnerships: National and International Experience, Local Possibilities – March 25 – New York, NY

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - Explorer 2 was launched, but failed to reach orbit.


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