Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – ISSN 1529-1057

Multiple Job Opportunities in Virginia

Professionals Incorporated (www.cpsprofessionals.com) is currently seeking multiple transportation professionals for our client in Virginia.  Salaries and benefits are highly competitive.
Please contact Katy Moses at 202-559-9005 x 472 or kmoses@cpsprofessionals.com if you or anyone you know would like to hear more about the positions listed below! 

Manager / Director of Technology and Support:  This is a highly visible role that holds responsibility for overall technology and support services.  Candidates must have leadership, ATMS, ITS, and support services experience.  Location: Richmond, VA.

Senior Application Architect (ATMS): Lead and support a mission critical ATMS development project.  Candidates must have SDLC, ATMS, and solid development experience in Agile and Scrum environments.  Transportation specific experience is a must. Location: Richmond or Northern VA.

Senior Systems and Network Architect: Lead and support a mission critical platform infrastructure.  Candidates must have experience in systems administration and architecture of mission critical systems and networks, preferably in the transportation industry.  Experience supporting ATMS is a huge plus.  Location: Northern VA.


1) How Drones Might Help Track Tornadoes
Link to story on KOSU Radio:


2) Israeli Drivers Forgo Traditional GPS Devices to Ride Waze Craze
Link to article in The Washington Post:


3) Florida DOT District Four ITS Newsletter Smart Moves – June 2013
Link to newsletter:


4) TIDE (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) Newsletter - #1
Link to newsletter:


5) Via Rail Crash Report to Urge Automated Braking Controls
Link to CBC News story:

6) How Information Technology Helps Connect the Strategic Dots at Union Pacific Railroad
Link to article in Progressive Railroading:


7) DC Councilwoman Says Proposed Taxicab Rule Would Stifle Innovation
Link to story on WAMU Radio:


8) Telematics and Data Security
Link to article on Telematics Update:

9) Who Pays for In-Car Apps?
Link to commentary on Telematics Update:

10) Broadcasters Sparse at Telematics Detroit Conference
Link to JacoBlog:


11) Not 'Tapping Off' Passes Wreaks Havoc with Utah Transit Authority Planning
Link to article in The Salt Lake Tribune:

12) Next Stop for Wi-Fi: New Jersey Transit Stations
Link to article in The Record:

13) The WMATA Twitter Feed: A Source of Commuter Frustration, or a Solution?
Link to blog in the Washingtonian:

14) Use of Market Research Panels in Transit
Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


15) Google Buys Crowdsourced Mapping Startup Waze
Link to article on ZDNet:


16) Driverless Cars Should Slow Down, Some Say
Link to article in USA Today:

17) Apple's Dash of Your Dreams Could Be a Nightmare for Automakers
Link to article in Wired:

18) Electronic License Plates Could Improve Highway Safety
Link to story on WLTX-TV:

News Releases

 -  Request for Information – Statewide Traveler Information System – Pennsylvania DOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Upcoming Events
WTS NC Triangle Chapter Annual Awards Gala – June 19 – Raleigh, North Carolina

Today in Transportation History    
1955 The deadliest crash in car racing history took place during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Eighty-four people died in the tragedy.

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