Infographic: Where The Wild Things Shouldn’t Be – Visual Documentation of Animal Vehicle Collisions Factoids

January 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm

(Image Courtesy:

Every year, the United States spends billions in medical, road-repair and vehicle costs due collisions between vehicles and animals, not to mention the trauma of all of the human and animal lives that are lost. But is anything being done about this problem? The professionals use their expertise to help shrink the number of animal-vehicle collisions (AVCs) and the resulting horrific consequences. This infographic gives some background on the problem of AVCs and presents some of the solutions currently deployed to mitigate this growing problem.

Image Courtesy:

Image Courtesy:

Job Alert: Transportation Specialist, Office of Freight Management and Operations @ USDOT’s FHWA – Washington, DC

January 11, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Position Title: Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-13 / 14 CAH (Open to US Citizens)

Job Announcement Number: FHWA.HOP-2013-0010

APM Terminals, Portsmouth, VA.

APM Terminals, Portsmouth, VA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Open Period: Friday, January 11, 2013 to Monday, January 21, 2013

Duty Locations: Washington, DC, US

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.

There is an open position for a Transportation Specialist assigned to the Office of Freight Management and Operations, in the Office of Operations of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Within a team environment, the Transportation Specialist is recognized as a national expert in developing and delivering a freight-related programs and initiatives program. This includes working closely with the public sector at all levels of government and the affected industry sectors to conceptualize and implement this programs and initiatives. You will be considered an expert in the field of intermodal freight operations and will have the ability to manage technology-based programs; and will serve as lead for activities related to integration of freight into transportation infrastructure and operational improvements. You will serve as the lead for public sector freight transportation activities, programs and initiatives throughout the United States and with Canada and Mexico and our partners in other countries of the world.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career to senior professional with knowledge and experience in transportation and intermodal freight operations, with knowledge of supply chain logistics, the economic factors that drive industry liaisons and drive business relationships, and intergovernmental relations as conducted with other Federal, State, MPO and multi-jurisdictional entities. For complete information and to apply, click here.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Infographic: Self-Driving Cars – What does the car of the future look like?

January 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Despite the bold predictions (75% of vehicles on road will be autonomous by 2040!!!), the infographic below visually captures some of the benefits of autonomous vehicles.. 

From: Bankrate Insurance’s

When s**t hit the roof .. In East Timor, the Prime Minister Gets On the Street To Direct Traffic and Ease Gridlock

January 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm

(Image Courtesy: European PressPhoto Agency via NBCNews)

Prime minister turns traffic cop after hitting East Timor gridlock Image Courtesy: EPA via NBC News

Prime minister turns traffic cop after hitting East Timor gridlock Image Courtesy: EPA via NBC News

How often you see the leader of a nation get down to the street and direct traffic flow?  The answer is NEVER. But that changed today. The Prime Minister of East Timor, Xanana Gusmao, turned traffic cop on Monday after his car got stuck in a traffic jam outside the presidential office in the capital Dili.


Job(s) Alert: Transportation Planner and a Senior Transportation Planner / Project Manager – FourSquareITP @ Rockville, MD

January 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning (Foursquare ITP) is looking for a qualified Transportation Planner and a Senior Transportation Planner / Project Manager to contribute to, assist, lead, and/or manage teams on a diverse array of transportation projects for state and local governments, federal agencies, transit agencies, and regional agencies. Foursquare ITP is a transportation planning firm based in Rockville, Maryland. As a small firm we are able to give our clients the personalized focus that they seek and deserve. We offer our clients expertise in regional transportation planning and coordination, public transit planning, strategic planning, and transportation demand management. For an overview of the types of projects that Foursquare ITP works on, please visit

The selected candidates will work as part of a team and will be responsible for research, analysis, report development, field work and meeting participation on a wide variety of transportation projects. The selected candidates will be involved in a variety of projects, including transit development plans, transportation needs assessments, station area plans, transit route planning, financial planning, transit performance monitoring, and federal grant management. The positions will require research and data analysis utilizing a variety of sources, including transit ridership data, Census, socioeconomic, land use, survey data, and existing plan information. The  Transportation Planner position will also require an understanding and working knowledge of federal grant requirements.

In addition to having the appropriate technical skills, the successful candidates will be smart, motivated, self-starters who are passionate about transit and transportation planning. The candidates must also be flexible in meeting client demands and operating within a dynamic workflow.


Any potential position at Foursquare ITP requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral.  Topical area expertise in transit planning; transit program implementation; corridor-level transit planning; regional transportation planning; transit development plans; federal transit grant management; transportation demand management (TDM); Environmental Impact Statements/Environmental Assessments; land use and economic development analysis; and strategic planning. A strong working knowledge of the Washington Metropolitan area is desired.

The Senior Transportation Planner / Project Manager must have at least 12 years of experience in the field (15 or more years preferred) and at least 3 years of project management experience. Experience managing staff and overseeing projects from the technical and administrative sides is required. Appropriate educational background is also required, including preferably a Master’s degree in
transportation planning, urban planning, or similar. The Transportation Planner must have five years of experience in the field; a Master’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning or similar may be used to substitute for two years of experience.

Résumés will be accepted through Friday January 25, 2013 to

Happy New Year! This is what a NYC Subway rider had to deal with day after the New Years

January 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Source: Imgur via Reddit

Trying to take the subway the day after New Years.Image Courtesy: Imgur via Reddit