Worthy to go on your Christmas wishlist? This funniest #parking note also doubles as an advocacy flier for #transit! #Funny
Awesome - A firefighter’s bicycle — Appropriate to call it the ”Red Flame”? And someone shared this article about firefighting bicycles: http://www.utilitycycling.org/2009/12/fire-service-bicycles/
Q&A With Carin Boyce, Health Specialist, UNICEF Jordan
If you had to describe your job to a 5 year old, how would you explain it?
My job is to take care of Syrian children in the camps. These children had to flee their country because of the war and they live in a kind of huge camping area with tents and caravans. So I go there everyday, and make sure that they stay and are in good health. For example, I make sure that they are all vaccinated to avoid diseases.
Describe how you became a UNICEF employee.
I started to work with Unicef one year ago as a consultant. I am medical doctor and I have initially been asked to give my expertise on children’s health in the Zaatari camp.
What was the most challenging moment?
I think that the most challenging moment was last January when there was a snow storm in Zaatari, the weather was so cold and Jordan was under the snow. I remember my kids at home so happy with the snow and me thinking about all the children in their wet tents in Zaatari. All the roads were blocked, schools were closed in Amman and we were not able to go to work as we were stuck at home because of the weather. I remember it was impossible to enjoy the ‘snowday’. Then I received a call saying that families had left their flooded tents in the camp to move into the school, looking for a warm and dry shelter. I was told that a UNICEF 4-wheel-drive car was heading up to the camp to assess the situation, and they asked if I would like to join & to check on the health of the children… My reaction? YES!!!! Sure!! My Child Protection, WASH colleagues and I headed to the camp, under the snow, where we found hundreds of families who had sought shelter in school. I spent my day organizing medical mobile teams to visit all the families, in the schools and in all camps, with my dear friend Dr Ana from UNHCR.
Job Alert: #Transportation Specialist - GS - 2101 - 14 - @USDOTFHWA #jobs #DC
Closing Date: Friday, December 20, 2013
This positionis located in the Office of Transportation Operations in the Office of Operations. You will serve as a national expert in Traffic Incident Management (TIM); including the leadership, institutional…
Job Alert: Program Analyst - @TransitCtr in New York City #Transit #Transpo CC: @YPTNYC @stsay
TransitCenter seeks a dynamic Program Analyst to join its staff of two in its New York office. The successful candidate will be an integral member of a growing organization and assist in conducting research, developing and implementing programs and…
"The device is called a UNI-CUB, and Honda is marketing it as the mobility scooter of the future. The electric vehicle has no accelerator or steering wheel; riders control it by leaning back and forth and sideways much like a Segway. It’s meant for zipping around populated indoor areas like offices and warehouses, although the more adventurous types could take it for a spin on the sidewalk (just don’t try cruising the highway without first reviewing your will).”
Job Alert: Outreach & Development Associate - Coalition for Smarter Growth #DC #Nonprofit #jobs #Transpo @betterdcregion
Awesome. Check this out -> National Geographic (UK) Documentary on @TeslaMotors Model S #EV #transpo #environment
Brilliant… and everything about Tesla Model S sounds better when the narrator sounds like Jason Statham (or is it Jason himself narrating it?). A bit of research showed that it is a part of NatGeo (UK)’s Megafactories Show, which has a ton of more such…
Sorry, Portland! San Francisco Tops the List of 10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the U.S. #SFO #transpo CC: @YPTSFBay @bikeshare
Kiss it goodbye! Protestor kisses policeman at protest over high-speed rail line in #Italy #HSR #Transpo H/T @alexgoldmark