Job Alert: Highway Safety Specialists (Two Positions) – U.S. Department of Transportation @ Oklahoma City, OK

July 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) seeks two Highway Safety Specialists (Instructor) to join the Highway Safety Division at the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI). RITA 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. TSI provides premier worldwide training, products and/or services for people in the public and private sectors through innovative, state-of-the-art methods and technologies that contribute to the protection of life, property, and the environment. The TSI training center is located in Oklahoma City, OK at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), a Federal Aviation Administration training and materials facility. Visit to learn more. The position is located in Oklahoma City, OK.

As a Highway Safety Specialist (Instructor), you will be a principal specialist in highway traffic safety in the Highway Safety Division. You will conduct, administer, and evaluate courses and seminars in all facets of highway/traffic safety. The Division provides a variety of transportation safety related courses to Federal, State and private industry audiences.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career or experienced professional with expert knowledge in the areas of highway/traffic safety, and knowledge and skill in developing, delivering, and evaluating training programs related to highway/traffic safety programs and projects to Federal, State and Local government staff as well as industry personnel. In addition, the ideal candidate has knowledge and skill in the application of regulatory programs, managerial capabilities, and classroom teaching.

This announcement is open to the general public and under merit promotion for current or former Federal employees and people eligible under special hiring authorities. Please note that merit promotion announcements are the vehicle through which Federal employees generally apply for Federal positions.

Application deadline: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Merit Promotion Announcement (RITA.TSI-2012-0009):

Public Announcement (RITA.TSI-2012-0010):

If you or someone you know has the experience and proven results, I encourage you or them to apply. We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates. Please contact Eric Falzone at or 617-494-2418 if you have any questions.

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#TrainTales – A gripping personal drama live-tweeted from a train

July 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Here is an example of what people who drive cars often miss out. Those of us who ride transit (trains/buses) often witness interesting happenings and overhear conversations from fellow passengers in public. Seen below is one such episode, but this one has a slight twist – it got live tweeted!

Hang up and Drive – Infograph shows the dangers posed by texting while driving

July 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

(via Mashable)

This awesome infograph below from illustrates the dangers associated with the texting while driving .. To think about nearly ~1.3 million crashes that happened in 2011 had a cellphone involved makes me shudder..

DWI: Driving While Intexticated

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