Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 13, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Countdown to the 17th ITS World Congress in Busan

Mark your calendar to attend the 17th ITS World Congress at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center from October 25-29, 2010. This year’s theme is 'Ubiquitous Society with ITS.' In Busan, Korea's second-largest city, industry leaders will promote and share the latest, cutting-edge ITS technologies and trends. Register now.  

ITS America is once again hosting a U.S. pavilion at the event. As an exhibitor, you’ll gain access to the projected 3,000 potential customers and partners hailing from over 20 countries around the world.  You’ll also take advantage of the pavilion’s prime location in the middle of the exhibit floor. For more information, please contact Patty Del Pozo at 202-721-4238.  


1) Older Landing System May Have Played a Role in Tripoli Crash, Pilots Say
Link to article in The Times:

2) Israel Threatens to Ground Airlines That Don't Use Anti-Hijack System
Link to article in Haaretz:


3) Traffic Cameras Divide Nation's Drivers
Link to article in USA Today:


4) Tennessee House Subcommittee Kills Bill to Require English-Only on Driver's Tests
Link to article in The Commercial Appeal:


5) US Airport Security Officers Targeted in ID Theft
Link to Reuters article:

6) Feds Need to Do More to Protect Canadians Flying Over US Territory: Privacy Watchdog
Link to article in the Toronto Sun:

7) Despite Ban, Texting While Driving Increasing in Utah, Report Says
Link to AP article:


8) Windward Oahu Highways Now Monitored with 19 New Cameras
Link to article in The Honolulu Advertiser:

News Releases

Job Postings

New York State DOT Systems Engineer/Administrator Location:  Albany, NY
Salary Range:  $45,000 to $60,000 commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent benefits.
Seeking a computer Systems Engineer/Administrator to provide system support, perform daily maintenance and troubleshooting of communications system, servers and ancillary equipment for the Capital Region Transportation Management Center.  The successful candidate must be well organized, with initiative, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time and possess excellent verbal and written skills.  Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.                   
Additional information, including desirable skills, at:

Traffic Engineer Opening
KMJ Consulting, Inc. seeks a passionate traffic engineer to learn and grow in our boutique results-oriented engineering consulting practice. AutoCAD or Microstation and traffic analysis software proficiency needed. Some field work involved. Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle are required. Some prior experience and traffic engineering courses also a plus. Work on projects in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. 1-3 years experience and EIT desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Send your resume to

 -  Director of Development – OpenPlans – New York, New York

Upcoming Events

Transforming Transportation: Customer Value and Integration - May 26 - Boston
Join Pioneer and Northeastern's Institute for Strategic Transportation Studies as state and national transportation experts look at the lessons learned as Massachusetts has reformed its transportation bureaucracy and what other states can learn from Massachusetts' experience.   Joining Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of MassDoT will be the heads of the NJ and NH DOTs, as well as top executives from the MBTA, the San Francisco Bay Area MTC and the North Texas Tollway Authority.  The session will be from 8 am-10 am at the Suffolk Law School.  To attend, or for more information, please contact Shannon Garber at  or 617-723-2277 ext 217.

Today in Transportation History    
1880 **130th anniversary** Thomas Edison tests, for the first time, the first electric railway in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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