Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, July 27, 2009 – ISSN 1529-1057

Traffic Technologies Inc., an established toll system and ITS consulting firm providing technical, operational, and financial consulting to the toll industry, is seeking a West Coast based Senior Toll System Consultant. The

position requires comprehensive knowledge of toll systems and demonstrated ability in the application of industry best practices to the development of systems and services required for toll transaction acquisition and processing, and all aspects of toll system analysis and development.

Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in an Engineering curriculum

7+ years of demonstrated experience in the toll industry.

US Citizen or Green Card

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1) Airlines Face Dilemma of Passenger In-flight Wi-Fi Connectivity

Link to story in Aviation Week:


2) News Update on the Dutch Road Pricing Project

Link to story from ERTICO – ITS Europe:


3) New Transportation Communications Options Online

People are demanding to remain connected and entertained while in transit and companies are expanding offerings to keep customers wired in.

Link to story in the Fort Worth Business Press:

4) 27 Months Late, Suspect Gets Apology from Maryland Transportation Authority

Link to story in The Baltimore Sun:,0,4647601.story


5) Simple Solutions and Complex Technology at the World Parking Symposium

Link to story on Planetizen:


6) Did Wisconsin Driver Die Due to LED Signals?

Link to story in The Beacon News:,driver-death-led-signals-questioned_au072609.article

7) UNLV’s Master of Traffic

Professor, with his students, applies expertise in math, electrical engineering and robotics to smooth the way from Point A to Point B.

Link to story in the Las Vegas Sun:

8) Speed Trap? There’s an App

Link to story and video on KNSD-TV:

9) LED Billboard Signs Grow in Popularity, but Safety May be an Issue

Link to story in American City & County:


10) Yawn Alert for Weary Drivers

Link to story on ScienceDaily:

11) Emergency Communications: Vulnerabilities Remain and Limited Collaboration and Monitoring Hamper Federal Efforts

Link to Government Accountability Office report:


12) New York Senator Targets Mass Transit Operator’s Text Messages Nationwide

Link to story in Newsday:

13) Ohio’s COTA Considers Real-Time Info System

Link to story in The Columbus Dispatch:

14) Good Signs Would be Cheaper

SEPTA is considering renaming its regional rail lines to make the system easier to understand.

Link to commentary in The Philadelphia Inquirer:


15) Automakers Promoting Unsafe Driving Through New Technologies

Link to commentary in The Oakland Press:

News Releases

1) GMAC Insurance Offers Pay-As-You-Go Insurance Consumer Privacy Protection

2) Wireless Automotive Connectivity Technologies, Led by Bluetooth, Make Cars Intelligent and Safer, Fuelling Uptake of Connectivity Technologies in Europe, Says Frost & Sullivan

3) Michigan DOT Commended for Use of Twitter During I-75 Emergency

Upcoming Events

2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference – November 11-13 - Sydney

Today in Transportation History

1949 **60th anniversary** - The initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jetliner, took place.

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