#Job(s) Alert: Transportation Specialists, Economists, or Statisticians (multiple openings) - @USDOT @TransportStats #DC

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) seeks multiple Transportation Specialists, Economists, or Statisticians to join our team. OST-R coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. We are…

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Job Alert: Policy Lead, #Transportation - @securing_energy at Washington, #DC H/T @YPTransportation #Jobs

via YPTransportation.org

SAFE is looking to hire someone to lead their transportation initiatives. This position will cover all of their work on advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuels, automotive efficiency, and emerging innovations like autonomous vehicles. The job consists of research and analysis on industry trends, public policy development, some outreach, and support of…

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Infograph: How can you bring Vision Zero to life and stop 1.2M road deaths per year? via @PTVTraffic @PTVGroup #transpo

via PTV

Did you know that for every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes? With the growing population of humans and vehicles globally, the safety of road users is becoming more and more important.  The 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) reportindicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths is ~1.24 million per year. Only 28…

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Job Alert: Project Assistant/Researchers - Clean Air Network @ Kathmandu, Nepal & Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. @parthaabosu

The Clean Air Asia India Office calls for applications from young, dynamic candidates as Project Assistant/Researchers to be based in Nepal (Clean Air Network Nepal) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) under the Fredkorpset Norway South- South exchange program. The duration is for twelve months starting from 1st November 2014.

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#Slideshow: The Largest Plane Ever Built - Antonov An-225 “Mriya” #aviation #freight @runwaygirl @eumovedc #airplanes

 

Someone shared this incredible slideshow (with commentary )of the Antonov An-22 Mriya, the largest plane ever built.  Stunning to say the least.

A few nuggets of data from the slideshow:

  • It takes a crew of 6 people to fly this plane.
  • Wingspan: 88 meters (290 feet) Length: 84 meters (275 feet)
  • 32 wheels supporting a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes (1,411,000 pounds).
  • hold up to 300…

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#Infograph: Amazing Ways the Self-Driving #Technology will Change the World #driverlesscars #sdc #transpo

via Visual.ly Infographs are always a nice way to tell a story visually and this one below gets adopts that visual story telling to explain the complex societal impacts that are in the offing as the auto & tech heavy-weights like Google are vying to bring their self-driving technology to the mass market..

Consumers are winning? -> Road Rage - @Uber and @Lyft Fighting a Vicious Battle For Market Dominance #Uber #transpo

via WSJ

The ridesharing battle between Uber and Lyft has taken a fierce turn with the companies recruiting each other’s drivers, offering refunds on commissions and canceling rides to clog the system. At the end of the day, the customers are winning (and some may argue otherwise) and the ones who are losing out in  this battle are the taxi companies. The staid old taxi businesses are left…

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Horse before the carriage? Auto Makers Seek Approval for #DriverlessCars in States as Regulators, Insurers Weigh Liability (video) via @WSJ

via WSJ

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece that covers the various efforts underway in the world of autonomous vehicles (aka driverless cars i lay people speak) and how manufacturers are working with legislators to introduce their products to the tech-hungry driving public at least in a few states across the  country.. here is a video that accompanies that article.

What caught…

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#Webinar Alert: Big Trends and Opportunities in #Transportation & Infrastructure - August 14, 2014 @ 11AM @ITS_America

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Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

Join Governing and ITS America Thursday, Aug. 14 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a state and local government market briefing webinar to learn what and where the biggest transportation infrastructure opportunities are; the outlook for the intelligent infrastructure market — from autonomous vehicles and connected cars to…

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#Britain steers towards a “driverless” future - #UK to allow #driverlesscars on public roads in January 2015 #SDC #autoauto

via BBC

Today the British government has announced that testing of automated cars will be allowed on public roads from January next year. The tests are then intended to run for between 18 to 36 months. What more innovative is the approach they have taken to doing this.  The government has invited cities to compete to host one of three trials, which would start at the same time.  Cities interested…

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