Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009


Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, February 16, 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
jobs@addco.com. Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, professional global company. For more information on Imago, please visit www.imagoscreens.com.


AVIATION

1) Airport Screening Unlikely to Stop Disease, Study Says
Link to CP story:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090215.wairportscreening0215/BNStory

CAMERAS

2) Traffic Camera Ban Considered in Mississippi
Link to story in the Hattiesburg American:
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20090216/NEWS01/902160328

MARITIME

3) Advising Flight 1549 Rescuers, from the Stevens Institute
Sensors monitor water conditions around New York City.
Link to story in The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/nyregion/new-jersey/15planenj.html

OTHER

4) Cisco Proposes Blueprint for Intelligent Urbanization
Link to IDG News Service story:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/021209-cisco-proposes-blueprint-for-intelligent.html?hpg1=bn
Link to news release from Cisco:
http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2009/prod_021309b.html

ROADWAYS

5) Finding the Way at Toronto’s Sign Shop
Link to story and video in the Toronto Star:
http://www.thestar.com/GTA/Fixer/article/587630

TELEMATICS

6) Vehicle Tracking Leaders Calls for Telematics Standards Initiative
Link to story in Fleet Directory:
http://www.fleetdirectory.co.uk/fleet-news/index.php/2009/02/16/vehicle-tracking-leader-calls-for-telematics-standards-initiative/

TRANSIT

7) TriMet Embraces Open Source Technology
Link to story in Passenger Transport:
http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/aptapt/issues/2009-02-16/16.html

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

8) Detroit Area Sports Arena’s Digital Traffic System Uses Michigan DOT, Police, Media, Others
Link to story in Crain’s Detroit Business:
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20090215/SUB01/302159987/1069 (free registration required)

9) Keeping an Eye on Temecula, California’s Traffic
Link to story in The Californian:
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2009/02/15/news/californian/temecula/z4143617e3d4d9bcb88257552007a6859.txt

VEHICLES

10) Talking Cars Alert to Danger and May Avert Crashes
Link to story in The Courier-Mail:
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25060091-953,00.html


News Releases
1)
Cisco Unveils 'Intelligent Urbanization' Vision for Bengaluru
2) Houston TranStar Includes Transit Information on Its Web Site


Upcoming Events
Street Design 2009 – April 21-23 – Birmingham, UK
http://www.streetdesignuk.com/index.cfm?do=home.welcome


Today in Transportation History
1804 **205th anniversary** - The USS Philadelphia, a US Navy frigate, was set afire in Tripoli harbor after being held for a year by pirates.
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-p/philad2.htm

Bernie’s Notes
Today’s TCN comes to you unusually early because I’m on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to attend a funeral for a close friend. Since I’ll be traveling home tomorrow, Tuesday’s edition may come later than normal.

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