Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

J.A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) – Multiple ITS and Construction Engineering/Management Related Staff Positions Available

We are currently seeking to add staff at various levels and expertise within our Illinois (Chicagoland) and Wisconsin office locations in order to assist on our upcoming ITS and Construction Management projects and in growing our Technology, Infrastructure, and Engineering lines of business. These positions range in roles, responsibilities and educational requirements.  In addition, directly applicable work experience within the ITS and/or Construction Engineering/Management Industry is preferred. Please visit our website ( to learn more about these new and exciting opportunities along with pertinent contact information as well as further background information about our company. Please note we are a Certified Disadvantaged Women-Owned Business Employer as well as an Equal Opportunity Employer.


1) Red-Light Cameras Boost Revenue, But Frustrate Drivers
Link to story on NBC's Today:
Response from the National Coalition for Safer Roads:


2) Industry Perspective: Can Better Data Services Reverse Traffic's Toll
Link to commentary in Government Technology:

3) ITS America's Transportation Technology News
Link to newsletter:


4) New York Times Editor Acknowledges Flaws in Tesla Story
Link to story on Bloomberg TV:
Link to column in The New York Times:

5) Iran Holds 12th International Traffic, Transportation Conference
Link to story on Press TV:

6) Hackers Take Jeep's Twitter Account for a Ride
Link to AP article:


7) Calcutta Police's Crossroads Campaign Calls Upon the Fab Four to Rein in City of Jaywalkers
Link to article in The Telegraph:


8) Iowa Senate Bill to Ban Distracted Driving May Be Dead this Session
Link to article in The Des Moines Register:

9) Maine Bills to Ban Driving with Hand-Held Cellphones, Motorcyclists Without Helmets Fail in Committee
Link to article in the Bangor Daily News:

10) South Dakota Senate Passes Ban on Texting While Driving
Link to article in the Argus Leader:


11) Pay Your Dubai Bus, Metro Fares Via Mobile Phones
Link to article in the Khaleej Times:

12) Digital Signage is Now Audited for Transit Media
Link to article in Digital Signage:


13) FCC Moves to Ease Wireless Congestion
Link to article in The New York Times:
Link to news release from the FCC:
Link to statement from ITS America:

14) Automobiles Enter the Age of Apps
Link to video from The Motley Fool:

15) For Second Time, Virginia DMV Denies ICUHAJI License Plate
Link to article in The Virginian-Pilot:

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1848 **165th anniversary** Edward H. Harriman, a railroad executive best known for his leadership of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads, was born in Hempstead, New York.

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