Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, February 13, 2009 -- ISSN 1529-1057

Regional Managers – Imago North America

Imago North America (formerly ADDCO) is hiring Regional Managers to help grow its Fixed Dynamic Message Sign Business in the USA. Experienced transportation sales & business development individuals should submit resumes to Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, professional global company. For more information on Imago, please visit


1) Corporate Jet Companies Launch PR Image Campaigns
Link to story and video on KSNW-TV:
Link to news release from Cessna:


2) Roll It! Films on Bicycles and Streets Offer Ideas on How to Make Streets Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians
Link to story in The Villager:


3) Chicago Transit Authority Expanding Bus Tracker Program
Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,3212585.story


4) Satellite Collision Raises Issue of Similar GNSS Risks
Link to story in Inside GNSS:


5) Interview with Fotis Karamitsos, Director for Maritime Transport, Galileo and Intelligent Transport
Link to interview by ERTICO-ITS Europe:


6) New Signaling System Could Cut Journey Times in Scotland
Link to story in The Press and Journal:


7) ROSATTE Presents Latest Developments at ATEC-ITS Congress
Link to story from ERTICO-ITS Europe:


8) Transportation Security Administration’s New Secret Weapon: Politeness
Link to column on MSNBC:


9) Space Crash Called ‘Catastrophic,’ Lots of Debris
Link to AP story:


10) Control-Alt Lock the Car
Link to story in The New York Times:


11) Calgary Transit Eyes Text-Based Security Messaging
Link to story in Metro Calgary:


12) Nebraska Will Monitor Snow, Roads with Cameras
New operations center to offer remote views of highways.
Link to story and video on KOLN/KGIN-TV:


13) ‘Millennial’ Drivers Crave iPods Over Horsepower
Link to Reuters story:

News Releases
US Department of Transportation Launches New IntelliDrive Web Site
2) Chronomove, a Real-Time Urban Trip Comparison Service by Senda, is Launched for Barcelona Residents and Visitors
3) Dates and Theme Announced for 2009 National Work Zone Awareness Week
4) ERTICO and ETSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Upcoming Events
APTA Joint International Light Rail Transit Conference – April 19-21 – Los Angeles

Friday Bonus
Top ten moments caught on Google Maps Street View

Today in Transportation History
1859 **150th anniversary** - The Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad, the first railroad to cross Missouri, was completed when the east and west lines met in Chillicothe.

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