Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, December 18, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Business and Policy Analyst – CCIT

The California Center for Innovative Transportation (CCIT) has a mission to accelerate the deployment of research results and the implementation of technical solutions to enable a safer, greener, more efficient transportation system. CCIT is a part of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and works with academic researchers, public agencies, and entrepreneurs to ensure that innovative technologies and best practices are implemented into practice. This involves conducting technical and economic evaluations, fielding pilot demonstrations, facilitating technology transfer agreements, as well as designing and carrying out deployment plans. CCIT currently has an open position for a business and policy analyst. The position will generally be responsible for framing the application of new transportation technologies in an economic and public policy perspective.
For more information and to apply online go to: and look up job code # 9327.


1) Report: FAA Aging Buildings are Bad, Getting Worse
Link to AP story:

2) Satellite-Based Air Traffic Control to Get Test Flight in Newark
Link to story in The Star-Ledger:

3) Airlines, Unions Asked to Preserve Safety System
Link to AP story:

4) Preventing Vehicle-Aircraft Incidents During Winter Operations and Periods of Low Visibility
Link to publication from the Transportation Research Board:


5) Chattanooga’s CARTA Goes Live on Bus Tracker
Link to story in The Chattanoogan:


6) Interactive Highway Powered by GPS
Link to story in GPS World:


7) $5 Bill in the Mail from US DOT: Is It a Con?
Money is an incentive to respond to survey on driving habits.
Link to story from WBBH-TV:

8) Caltrans Meet Technology, Technology Meet Caltrans
Link to blog in the Los Angeles Times:


9) Towards Operational Harmonization for European Rail System
Link to story in Signal:


10) Intuitive Safety Management on US Highways: The Case for Safety Management
Link to story in The American Surveyor:


11) ‘Smart’ Cards Could Save Patients in Emergencies
Ambulances and doctors will be connected to identify the best facility to transport a patient.
Link to story in The Asahi Shimbun:


12) Tailored Programs Educate Public on Transit Options
Link to story in Metro:


13) Wisconsin Unveils 511 Road Hotline Just Before Storm
Link to AP story:
Link to news release from Wisconsin DOT:

14) Nevada RTC to Test Wireless Traffic System in Green Valley
Link to story in the Las Vegas Sun:

15) New Iowa Ops Center Gives Faster Road Updates
Link to story on KCRG-TV:


16) Autonomous Cars Turn the Corner
Link to story in Consumer Reports:

News Releases
Lexington, Kentucky Traffic Engineers, Police Team Up to Improve Traffic Flow for Holiday Shoppers
2) Western Transportation Institute Researchers Win National Award for Studies on Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions
3) Further Boost to Highway Traveler Information in New Zealand

Job Posting
- Senior Vice President, Administration – MTA Metro-North Railroad – New York, New York

Upcoming Events
78th International Auto Show & Accessories – March 5-15 - Geneva

Today in Transportation History
1973 **35th anniversary** - Soyuz 13 was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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