Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


Registration Still Available for ITS Michigan’s Annual Meeting and Exposition

It’s not too late to register for ITS Michigan’s 2008 Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held May 13-14 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Michigan. With the theme of “Integration of Technology and Services—a World of Innovation,” this year’s conference is shaping up to be an exciting event and will feature stimulating speakers and panels, complemented by an extraordinary set of exhibitors and VII demonstrations. To register and to view a copy of the conference program, go to
www.itsmichigan.org.


BUSES

1) Greyhound Appeals to Web-Savvy Travelers with BoltBus
Link to AP story:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-04-29-greyhound-boltbus_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
Link to BoltBus:
http://www.boltbus.com

ROADWAYS

2) Rutgers/PB-Led Research Team Will Study Hundreds of Bridges
Program aims to create a high-quality database on bridge performance.
Link to story in Engineering News-Record:
http://enr.construction.com//news/transportation/archives/080429.asp

SAFETY / SECURITY

3) Feds to Oak Lawn, Illinois: Stop in the Name of Safety
Town told to remove signs that don’t conform to federal standards. Nearby town still using unorthodox signs.
Link to story and video report on WMAQ-TV:
http://www.nbc5.com/news/16067259/detail.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

4) Cell Phones Making Sense as Sensors
Link to story on CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/04/30/db.cellphonetracking/


News Releases
1)
RTA Achievements and ITS Commands the Attention of Intelligent Transport System Conference in Bahrain
2) King County Metro Seeking Public Comment on New Design for Bus Stop Signs
3)
European Commission Authorizes a Research and Development Aid Scheme for E-Ticketing System for Public Transport in Germany
4) Environmentally Advanced Road Markings Pave a Safer Way


Job Postings
- Communications and Community Relations Manager – Omnitrans – San Bernardino, California
http://www.transittalent.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=2450
- Project Management – ARINC – Marina del Rey, California
http://www.transittalent.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=2503


Upcoming Events
Telematics Detroit Exhibition – May 21-22 – Novi, Michigan
http://www.telematicsupdate.com/detroit2008/exhibit_index.shtml


Today in Transportation History
1978 **30th anniversary** - Delta Air Lines has its first trans-Atlantic flight.
http://news.delta.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=11058

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