Welcome! This is the blog version of the Transportation Communications Newsletter, which has been published since 1998. You'll find it online at
In yesterday's edition I posted a story about track sensors on Washington, DC's Metro system.The article came up on my news search as a new story but after posting the article I realized it was actually from July 2009.An updated version of the story is in today's edition (story #8).My apologies for the mistake.
Webcast: Directions OnPoint - A Conversation with Steve Coast, Founder, OpenStreetMap – December 3
Thank you to everyone who has helped support the TCN during my November fundraising drive!As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, this is part of a twice-a-year fundraising effort for the TCN.In case you missed my previous notes, you can contribute to the TCN with a check or via PayPal.For those who prefer, I can even send you an invoice.
Information on how to contribute is included at the bottom of today's edition.In addition to financial support, there are other ways you can help the TCN.You can tell others about the TCN and let them know they can subscribe by sending me a note.You can also buy an ad or use my transportation voice-over services.More information on my voice-over work can be found atwww.bwcommunications.net. Please let me know if you have any questions and again, thank you.
1) Laser-Driven System Replaces Ground Personnel Who Directed Pilots Into Gates
Making Connections 2011 – Workforce Solutions to Keep America Moving
March 17, 2011 – Hilton Washington, DC/Silver Spring
Join other transportation industry leaders, trainers and policymakers at this day-long national conference to share successes and exchange cutting edge best practices in public transportation workforce development. This year's theme is Workforce Solutions to Keep America Moving.
Anticipated workshops: Marketing Transit Careers to the Millennial Generation · Building Training Partnerships from the Ground Up · Paying for Training in Tough Times · Achieving a Culture of Safety · Career Ladders in a Green Economy · Validating Your Local Courseware to National Training Standards · Preparing Industry Leadership for Partnerships · Apprenticeship Programs in Transit · Sustainable Communities, Equity and Transportation · Looking Up the Track: Safety and Regulatory Changeshttp://transportcenter.org/community_transport/events_page/
TrafficTalk Launching Revolutionary Traffic Service – Now Recruiting Experienced “Traffic Hosts”
TrafficTalk is changing the traffic information game with a new mobile service, accessible by drivers from any phone, providing live access to CB Radio-like conversations among people sharing the same roads. As a Traffic Host, you will manage these “community conversations” --each focused on discussing traffic conditions in different parts of town in the top 20 “most congested” U.S. cities. Visit traffictalk.info to learn about volunteer host positions. Volunteers who join us during our launch phase will be given preference for paid positions as we gain traction in the market. Make a name for yourself by managing a community of your own, trusted by drivers every day to get them where they’re going. The choice communities and time slots are going quickly. For more information, visit traffictalk.info.
I've been the editor of the TCN since 1998. In addition I was a traffic reporter in New York City, the voice of the AirTrain at Newark airport along with PATCO and the NYC subway's "next train" system. Editor of Transportation Radio (www.TransportationRadio.com). Host of ITE Talks Transportation podcast.