Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, April 17, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Technical Proposal Manager Public Transit Solutions

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

The proposal manager is responsible for the technical design of the customer solution and joins sales force in technical meetings. He/she is responsible for the sales quotations. French writing skills are an advantage. The proposal manager has growth possibilities to become project manager, once the project is acquired.

Contact: Arjan van Andel, +1 319 270 2342


1) Law Would Ban US In-Flight Cell Phone Use
Link to story in PC World:

2) New US Presidential Helicopter to Include Advanced Communications Capabilities, Threat Protection
Link to story in Aviation Week:


3) Traffic Busters
Highway information systems and intelligent subways, two concepts to reduce gridlock, expedite commutes and green the environment.
Link to story in Forbes:

4) April Issue of IEEE ITS Society Newsletter
Link to newsletter:


5) SFpark Would Micromanage San Francisco’s Scarce Parking Spaces
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:


6) Public Relations Firms Feed at City-Funded Transit Trough in Honolulu
Link to story in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin:


7) European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Comes to UK’s Cambrian Line
Link to story on RailwayPeople:


8) ‘Photo Cops’ to Tame India’s Manic Traffic
Link to commentary in Livemint:


9) Cost-Effective Information Interoperability for All-Hazards Events in Spite of Decreasing Preparedness Funding - Part One, The Environment
Link to article in Directions Magazine:

10) Can TSA be Trusted Not to Data Discriminate?
Link to CNET blog:


11) Greening the Traffic Lights
Traffic signal preemption lets buses glide through cities, saving time and energy--and, perhaps, the atmosphere.
Link to story in Forbes:

12) Chicago Transit Authority Headed in One Right Direction with Bus Tracker Web Site and Google Maps
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,3987730.column
Link to CTA Bus Tracker:

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


14) Auto Experts Say Buyers Need More Education on Fuel Economy
Link to AP story:

News Releases
See It, Hear It, Feel It: Ford Seeks Most Effective Driver Warnings for Active Safety Technology
2) New York Governor Announces New York City Metro Area to Receive $34 Million for Emergency Communications

Upcoming Events
Safety 2008 – June 9-12 – Las Vegas

Today in Transportation History
1851 – The Marco Polo was launched in Saint John, New Brunswick. The ship was once considered the fastest in the world.


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