Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, May 12, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Support

As you may have read last week, May is one of two months annually where I send an appeal for support of the TCN. That support can come in many ways, including monetary contributions (see below for details), encouraging others to subscribe, and using other transportation services I offer. Sorry, I can't take you to the airport, but I can provide a voice for your business or agency. Right now, someone is hearing my voice. It may be in a New York City subway station, onboard the AirTrain at JFK and Newark airports, or viewing a video or PowerPoint.

Clients include Siemens, Bombardier, Econolite, NJ Transit and the I-95 Corridor Coalition. Since I know transportation I can offer more than other voice talents. I can provide suggestions on how to better communicate your message. You can learn more by visiting my website at There you can hear and see examples of my work as well as read comments from some of my clients. I'll be happy to answer any questions your may have. You may reach me at Thank you!


1) Air Traffic Controllers Try to Take Control of Tarnished Image

Link to story on CNN:


2) French Government to Ban Speedcam Warning Systems

Link to article on GPS Business News: (link may expire after limited time)

3) Accidents Fall at Houston Red Light Camera Intersections Since Cameras Turned Off

Link to article in the Houston Chronicle:


4) New York City Looking Into In-Car GPS Technology to Help Drivers Avoid Traffic Jams, Lower Insurance Rates

Link to article in the Daily News:


5) Sensys Networks 2011 Transportation Survey

Link to distracted driving and congestion trends surveys.

6) US DOT Found It Improperly Obligated Motor Carrier Grant Funds for Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program

Link to GAO report:

7) ITS International – March/April 2011

Link to magazine: (may require free registration)


8) Text-to-Park System to be Rolled Out in Wellington, New Zealand

Link to article in The Dominion Post:


9) The Art of Campaigning for High-Speed Rail

Link to commentary in Grist:


10) Book Notes: Railway Maps of the World

Link to GateHouse News Service review:


11) Race Car Driver Michael Schumacher Talks About eSafety

Link to interview from the European Parliament:

12) New Signs to Remind Drivers of New York City's Speed Limit

Link to story and video on NY1 News:


13) Chicago Transit Authority Adding Wait-Time Signs at Bus Stops

Link to article in Crain's Chicago Business:

Link to news release from the CTA:

14) New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal to Get Makeover with Video Billboard

Link to article in amNew York:


15) TomTom Offering Real-Time Traffic Data to Partners

Link to article on CNET News:

(see links to news releases below)

16) Lake County, Illinois' Traffic Central Keeps Eye on Roads

Link to article in the Lake County News-Sun:

News Releases

1) US DOT to Test Connected Vehicle Technologies in Six Cities

2) NJ Transit Train Schedules Now Available Via Text Message

3) NextBus to Provide Bus and Train Real-Time Passenger Information to North San Diego County Residents

4) Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Markets to Approach $10 Billion in 2011

5) AT&T Announces $1 Million Commitment in the Fight Against Texting While Driving

6) DC Metro Riders Can Plan Metrobus, Metrorail Trips on Google

7) AASHTO Announces Major Facelift for Transportation TV Website

8) TomTom On a Mission to Reduce Traffic for All

9) TomTom HD Traffic Service Now Available on All Live Models in the US

10) TomTom Delivers Real-Time Traffic Products for US Market

TCN Donations

Checks or money orders may be mailed to:

Bernie Wagenblast

1 Aberdeen CT

Cranford, NJ USA 07016-2911

You may also donate online with a credit card via PayPal at:


- Call for Tenders – Europe-wide Awareness Raising Campaign on Sustainable Urban Mobility – European Commission

Upcoming Events

2011 International Bridge Conference – June 5-8 – Pittsburgh

Today in Transportation History

1936 **75th anniversary** The Santa Fe Super Chief began its inaugural run from Chicago to Los Angeles.


The Transportation Communications Newsletter is published electronically Monday through Friday.

To subscribe (for free) or unsubscribe, please contact me at

TCN archives:

Become a TCN fan on Facebook!

Questions, comments about the TCN? Please write the editor, Bernie Wagenblast at

© 2011 Bernie Wagenblast

No comments: