Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, August 13, 2010 – ISSN 1529-1057


Transportation Voice-Over Specialist

New York City Transit, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Virginia DOT, Siemens, Bombardier, TransCore; these are just a few of my many transportation voice-over clients. Here are some comments from clients: "He brings his knowledge of this industry and his ability to improve the words and message," "It is a pleasure to work with someone so gifted of voice yet knows all the acronyms of the profession."

I welcome the opportunity to use my experience wherever your organization needs to sound its best. I've provided voice recordings for services such as IVR systems, transit announcements, highway advisory radio, video and PowerPoint narrations and even live announcing. Please visit my Web site at www.bwcommunications.net to learn more and to hear samples. You may also contact me at bernie@bwcommunications.net if you have questions.

AVIATION

1) With Oil Gusher Capped, Center to Manage Support Flights Closes

Link to article on Nextgov:

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100812_3595.php

2) Communication Problems May Have Delayed Search Following Alaska Plane Crash

Link to article in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/us/13crash.html

3) FAA Adopts ICAO's 'Line Up and Wait' Terminology

Link to article in Aviation International News:

http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/faa-adopts-icaos-line-up-and-wait-terminology-25807/

4) JetBlue's Web Traffic Soars After Attendant Meltdown

Link to article in Crain's New York Business:

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20100812/FREE/100819915

BICYCLES

5) District DOT Activates DC's First Bike Traffic Signals

Link to story and video on WTTG-TV:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/traffic/ddot-activates-dcs-first-bike-traffic-signals-081110

CAMERAS

6) Safety Measure or Just Another Tax? Debate Over Red Light Cameras Intensifies

Link to ABC News story and video:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/citizens-fight-vote-red-light-cameras/story?id=11377323

7) Traffic Cameras Become Unbiased Witness to Accidents

Link to story and video on KCRG-TV:

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Traffic-Cameras-Becomes-Witness-to-Accidents-100593424.html

GPS / NAVIGATION

8) Glitch Keeps Cell Phone Maps from Prince Edward Island Ambulances

Link to CBC News story:

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/08/13/pei-ambulance-cell-phone-map-584.html

OTHER

9) Can Cell Phones and Travelers Coexist Peacefully?

Link to article in USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/experts/mcgee/2010-08-12-cellphone-etiquette_N.htm

10) Research and Innovative Technology Administration Adds Facebook Page

Link to page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Research-and-Innovative-Technology-Administration/121617491187775

11) Memo from ITS/JPO Advisory Committee on April 7 Meeting

Link to memo:

http://www.its.dot.gov/itspac/meetings/advisory_memo.htm

RAILROADS

12) California Bill Would Air Rail Bidders' Holocaust Role

Link to AP article:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hQ65mAbapUiUvF8j21oxjj1Tci4QD9HI60LG3

ROADWAYS

13) Smarter Highway Signs are Confusing Seattle Drivers

Link to story and video on KING-TV:

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Smarter-Highway-signs-confusing-drivers-100588684.html

SAFETY / SECURITY

14) Social Media Emerge as Digital Avenue for Emergency Response

Link to article in Federal Computer Week:

http://fcw.com/articles/2010/08/12/social-media-emerging-as-digital-avenue-for-emergency-response.aspx

TRANSIT

15) Natchez Transit System to Be Featured on PBS's Blueprint America

Link to article in The Natchez Democrat:

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/news/2010/aug/10/natchez-transit-system-be-featured-pbs/

TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

16) Information-Sharing Guidebook for Transportation Management Centers, Emergency Operations Centers, and Fusion Centers

Link to guidebook from FHWA:

http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahop09003/index.htm

News Releases

1) 511NJ Begins Providing Real-Time Travel Times to New Jersey Shore Destinations

2) USTRANSCOM Opens New Global Transportation Command-and-Control Facility

3) Australian First for Adelaide's Cyclists – Web Site Provides Personalized Cycling Routes

4) Aircell Rebrands High Speed Internet Service as Gogo Biz in Business Aviation Market

5) SingTel Collaborates with Telmap to Offer Search, Mapping and Navigation to Consumers in Singapore

Upcoming Events

Systems Engineering for ITS Workshop – September 7-8 – Arlington, Texas

http://systemsitsworkshop.eventsbot.com/

Friday Bonus

Just in time for back-to-school.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ2iNOmPI-0

Today in Transportation History

1960 **50th anniversary** The East Broad Top Railroad reopened as a tourist carrier.

http://www.ebtrr.com/

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