Tuesday, April 13, 2010

National Conference of State Legislatures Traffic Safety Legislation Tracking Database

You can search 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Legislation by state, topic, keyword, Year, status or primary sponsor. The National Conference of State Legislatures works in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bring you up to date, real time information about traffic safety bills that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

LHT Launches New Website

Interactive Mapping, Detailed Segment Descriptions Available

(LAWRENCEVILLE, April 12, 2010) The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) has unveiled a new

website that helps bicyclists and pedestrians learn more about the multipurpose trail that runs

through Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County.

The new website at www.lhtrail.org was designed by Novita Issue Communications and

includes timely LHT updates, intense graphics, route maps and segment-by-segment


“We worked to create a better, more user-friendly internet site that will help residents find their

way around the LHT with greater ease,” said Eleanor V. Horne, LHT Co-President.

“LHT users can now enjoy interactive features, detailed information and route maps at the new

website,” said Becky Taylor, LHT Co-President. “It offers specific, high-resolution mapping

and guidance to help maximize trail experiences.”

According to Horne and Taylor, bicyclists and pedestrians can locate coordinates, directions,

parking, rest-rooms, restaurants, scenic distinctions and other points of interest along the LHT

route. They can also discover the best ways to commute to school or work.

“We believe the new LHT website is simple to navigate and loaded with the tools individuals

and families will need to get the most out of the trail,” said Horne.

“It’s an exciting time for us,” said Taylor. “As the LHT grows, we need to maximize access for

the public and our new website goes a long way toward meeting that goal.”

Visit the LHT at www.lhtrail.org


Job Opportunity: Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (TMA)

The Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association (TMA) is seeking an Executive Director responsible for managing the operations of the TMA and providing visionary leadership. Greater Mercer TMA is a non profit, public private partnership dedicated to improving mobility and providing transportation choices in and around Mercer County, NJ. Established in 1984, the association consists of large and small employers, local governments, authorities and state agencies who share a commitment to providing sustainable transportation options that benefit commuters, businesses, senior citizens, the environment and thus the health and well being of all those who live and work in the region.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

--overseeing/managing the activities of the fifteen person staff;

--strategic planning, long and short term, in the area of TDM ; program development based on the goals of the organization; implementation of the programs;

--fundraising/networking with private entities, governmental entities, individuals;

--membership development;

--public relations and marketing, public speaking; using all media to communicate message/mission of TMA;

--management of finances, including annual budget development;

--provide ongoing connection with and support to the Board of Trustees who act as ambassadors of the TMA mission in the community.

Skills: communications - new media ,as well as traditional media; interpersonal and public speaking; management and supervisory; organizational and implementation; strategic planning; knowledge and understanding of transportation policies and issues.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years management and/or transportation planning experience required; advanced degree in public policy/transportation planning/business administration/management - desirable. Marketing/public relations experience helpful.

Send resume and cover letter by April 16, 2010 to selectioncommittee@gmtma.org or mail to Selection Committee; Greater Mercer TMA, 15 Roszel Rd. Suite 101; Princeton, NJ 08540. No phone calls.

More about GMTMA is available at www.gmtma.org