Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, June 14, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057

Bernie Wagenblast Transportation Voice Services

What do MTA New York City Transit, Newark Liberty International Airport, Virginia DOT, Econolite and the New York State Thruway all have in common? Each has used my voice to clearly and professionally communicate information to their customers. Whether it's announcements in a busy Manhattan train station, voicing a complex IVR phone system or narration of a video or PowerPoint presentation I was able to use both my transportation experience and the skills I've developed as a broadcaster to make these organizations sound their best. Please visit to learn more and to hear examples of what I can do for your organization.


1) FMCSA: Drivers May Scan Logs to Make Duplicate Record of Hours of Service

Link to article in The Trucker:

2) Smart Cars with a Case of the Stupids

Link to column and video in the Austin American-Statesman:


3) Dubai RTA Ropes in People for Road Safety Campaign

Link to article in Gulf News:


4) Self-Adapting Traffic Prediction Model Learns While Working

Link to article in Nordic Road & Transport Research:


5) Telematics Detroit 2010: Smartphones and Apps Change Everything

Link to article in Edmunds Daily:


6) DC Metro Goes Electronic to Track Safety-Related Incidents

Link to article in The Washington Post:

7) Inside Dubai Metro's Nerve Center

System works better without human interference but has safeguards in place to prevent emergencies.

Link to article and video in Gulf News:

8) A Quick Kiss of Plastic, and Ready to Ride

Link to article in The New York Times:

9) BART Spending $800,000 to Define 'Major Service Change'

Link to column in the San Francisco Chronicle:

10) Oops: New York Subway Service Changes Lead to Obscene Internet Acronym on Signs

Link to column on CNET News:


11) Delhi Traffic Police a Hit on Facebook

Link to article in The Times of India:


12) Paradise by the Dashboard Light

In-car media growing rapidly.

Link to article in Media:

13) Introducing the Template for Submitting Potential Dynamic Mobility Applications Using IntelliDrive

Link to further information from US DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration:

News Releases

1) ITS-NY Announces 2010 Project-of-the-Year Winners

2) The Rapid Selects Apollo Video Technology's RoadRunner Bus Camera System

3) ERTICO Launches i-Mobility Network

4) Study Shows Driver Acceptance of Audio Messages Sent to Vehicles

5) GPS Not Just for Driving but Can be Tool for Crowd Management

6) NASA Demonstrates Tsunami Prediction System

Upcoming Events

13th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium – June 23-26 – Providence, Rhode Island

Today in Transportation History

1985 **25th anniversary** TWA Flight 847 was hijacked after taking off from Athens. A US Navy diver was murdered during the 17-day ordeal.


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