Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, August 10, 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) Airspace Above Hudson a Highway with Few Signs

Link to story in The New York Times:

2) Germany Tightens Air Traffic Safety

Link to story from Spiegel:

3) US Air Force’s C-5 Galaxy Gets Modern Upgrades with…GPS!

Link to story in Wired:


4) Misfiring Traffic Camera a Nuisance for Seattle Homeowner

Link to story and video on KOMO-TV:

5) Red Light Camera Company Open to Two-Tiered Ticketing

Link to story in the Chicago Tribune:,0,2499774.story

6) LaGuardia Airport Cameras Missed ‘Bomb’

Link to story in the New York Post:


7) Ohio Turnpike Decides to Roll Out E-ZPass, New Rates, October 1

Link to story in The Blade:


8) Internet Spells End of Eurostar Tickets by Post

Link to story in Transport Briefing:

9) Runnin’ the Rails

Railroad drawbridge operator keeps eye on rail and river traffic.

Link to story in The Clinton Herald:


10) Signs Memorializing Freeway Accident Victims Opposed

Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,2194763.story

11) Lighted Sign May Keep Drivers from Turning a Blind Eye

Link to story in the Star Tribune:


12) Web Site Aims to Go Far in Transit-Map Market

Link to story in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

13) Boston Got Their Wheels Turning

Creators’ trips on T behind birth of Google Transit.

Link to story in The Boston Globe:


14) Oklahoma DOT Using Smart Signs to Help Tulsa Traffic

Link to story and video on KOTV-TV:

15) Illinois Launches Construction Zone Web Site

Link to AP story:,0,7835848.story

16) Winchester Traffic Alerts Develop Tube Technology

Link to story in Transport Briefing:

17) Smart Solutions for Smarter Cities

Technology from IBM is used to manage congestion.

Link to story in the New Zealand Herald:


18) With eBay Partnership, GM Lurches Into the Internet Age

Link to story in The Christian Science Monitor:

19) Ford Succeeds with BYO Philosophy for High-Tech Devices

Link to story on BNET Auto:

20) Ford, Mobileye Push New Car Safety Tech

Link to story in TWICE:

News Releases

1) SEPTA to Introduce Passenger Etiquette Program

2) China TransInfo Announces the Launch of the First Real-Time Traffic Web Site and Mobile Phone Software in China

Upcoming Events

2009 National Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety Conference – November 15-18 – New Orleans

Today in Transportation History

1519 **490th anniversary** - Ferdinand Magellan and five ships left Seville, Spain to prepare for his circumnavigation of the globe.


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