Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, May 10, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Join the International Road Federations and world renowned global experts in Austin, Texas September 8-10, 2010 for the IRF Executive Workshop on Performance Based Contracts & Evaluating Asset Condition.  Top public & private sector experts from the United States, Canada and Europe will present case studies, lessons learned and new approaches to this type of Public Private Partnership.  This workshop is designed to help road operators and agencies world-wide find ways to lower operating costs and better cope with financial pressures.  For more information Click Here


1) O'Hare's Vanishing Flights Get Back on Boards
Computer glitch kept arrival info off remote monitors.
Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:


2) Study on New Electronic Toll System in Malaysia
Link to article in The Star:


3) EU Steers Its Way Towards Intelligent Transport Systems
Link to article in EU Business News:


4) Video Eye to Scan for Newton, Massachusetts Parking Lapses
Link to article in The Boston Globe:

5) A Parking System the Jetsons Would Love in Philadelphia
Link to blog in the Philadelphia Business Journal:


6) Group Holds Contest for Worst Maine Road
Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:


7) Working to Stop Teens Texting Behind the Wheel
Link to story and audio report on NPR's Morning Edition:


8) GM Woos Google: Collaboration Would Compete with Ford/Microsoft's Sync
Link to article in Motor Trend:

9) Truckers Want Kenya Revenue Authority to Bear Cost of Cargo Tracking Device
Link to article in Business Daily:

10) University of Michigan Students Drive with the Help of the Cloud … and a Ford
Link to article in Campus Technology:


11) For New York City Subway Signs and Maps, a Six-Figure Editing Job
Link to article in The New York Times:

12) Sheryl King Benford is the Voice of a Generation … of Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Buses
Link to column in The Plain Dealer:

13) How Geeks and Their Transit Apps Get Us Around Town
Link to commentary in The Wall Street Journal:

14) My Favorite Transit Apps
Link to blog in InformationWeek:


15) Web Cameras Roll Out Across Queensland Coast
Link to article in the Sunshine Coast News:

16) Eyes on the Road: 130 Cameras Make Travel Safer in Tampa Bay
Link to article in the St. Petersburg Times


17) Will the Internet Kill Traditional Car Radio?
Link to article in The New York Times:

18) Caraoke, for When the Shower is Too Far Away
Link to blog in The New York Times:

News Releases

Job Posting
  Toll Operations Manager - Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority
This position will assist the Operations and Maintenance Director and other Senior Staff at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA) with management of toll collection and violation enforcement system. Position description, employment application, and organization chart are available under "Employment Opportunities" on the homepage at  Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, with a degree in business, public administration, transportation or related field, and a minimum of five (5) years experience in operations management, toll-related transportation planning, toll-related financial operations in a public agency or private business.  Toll collection and/or operations experience is a plus.  Salary Range:  $65,000 - $95,000 annually, with expected hiring salary near the mid-range.  To apply, submit cover letter with Resume and Application by US Mail or Email by 12:00 p.m., on June 4, 2010, unless further extended to: THEA1104 East Twiggs St., S-300Tampa, FL 33602 or E-mail: 

Upcoming Events
The International Bridge Conference – June 6-9 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Today in Transportation History    
1960 **50th anniversary** The nuclear submarine, USS Triton resurfaces for the first time following completion of the first underwater circumnavigation of the world.

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