Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, April 21, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Business Development Manager Public Transit Solutions – North East Coast, Quebec/Ontario

Continental Public Transit Solutions (former Siemens) develops, installs and maintains Public Transit solutions for CAD AVL fleet management and passenger information.

Develops opportunities in fleet management and mobility customer information market segment and his/her goal is to acquire new projects. Maintains personal contact and builds personal relationships with customers, consultants and industry organizations.

Contact: Arjan van Andel +1 319 270 2342


1) American Airlines Faults Shifting Rules About Safety
Link to story in The New York Times:


2) Phone-GPS Software Lets Tampa Company Watch Over the Pope
Link to story in The Tampa Tribune:
Link to news release from Actsoft:


3) New York/New Jersey Port Authority to Offer Greenhouse Offsets
Web site will allow travelers to pay fees.
Link to Reuters story:
Link to news release from the Port Authority:

4) First Phase of the Unified Traffic System Becomes Operational in UAE
System connects vehicle information from all emirates.
Link to story in Gulf News:


5) City of Los Angeles Launches Public Parking Locator Web Site
Link to site:


6) No Magic Bullet
Despite promising technologies, transportation mode modernization requires better policies and more funding.
Link to article in Washington Technology:
Curfew Draws Near for Smart Traffic


7) New Anti-Terrorism Rules 'Allow US to Spy on British Motorists'
Images and information from roadside cameras may be sent overseas.
Link to story in the Telegraph:

8) New Maryland Law Will Light Up Motorcycles
Link to story in The Capital:

9) Can Technology Make Safer Drivers?
Link to column and video in The Wall Street Journal:

10) Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Defends ‘Pink’ as Traffic Enforcement Standard
Official says pink signage has been effective.
Link to story on GMA News:

11) Cost-Effective Information Interoperability for All-Hazards Events in Spite of Decreasing Preparedness Funding - Part Two, The Solution
Link to story in Directions Magazine:


12) Smart Transit Cards Come to Montreal, Quebec
Link to CBC News story:


13) A Misuse of Message Signs?
Link to column in the San Jose Mercury News:

News Releases
Citilabs Announces Cube Version 5 – Cube Now Incorporates ESRI’s ArcGIS Technology
2) FCC Announces Agenda For Summit on the Current State and Future of the Nation's Emergency Alert System

Job Postings
- Transit Project Manager – Orange County Transportation Authority – Orange, California
- Senior Business Process Analyst – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey – Jersey City, New Jersey

Upcoming Events
Seawork International Commercial Marine Exhibition & Conference – June 10-12 – Southampton, UK

Today in Transportation History
1918 **90th anniversary** - Baron Manfred von Richthofen, a German fighter pilot known as “The Red Baron,” was shot and killed over France.


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