Transportation Communications Newsletter
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057
Transportation Voice Recordings
If you're a reader of the TCN you're probably interested in good communications. Part of that is making sure your message is clear and persuasive. I can help you with that. I'm one of the few people who specialize in transportation voice recordings. There are unique challenges in communicating in transportation environments such as acoustics and background noise, and I can help you deal with those challenges. My voice is heard by thousands daily in one of the toughest venues in the world, the New York City subway. I'm also the voice who welcomes travelers to Newark Liberty and JFK airports onboard the AirTrain.
Transit isn't the only place my work can be heard. For example, I've narrated videos for Econolite, and [MG]²; TV and radio commercials for NJ Transit; phone recordings for Virginia DOT and the City of Laredo; and a PowerPoint presentation for the I-95 Corridor Coalition. I've even done line announcing, such as for the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new 1 World Trade Center tower.
1) Embry-Riddle President Pushes for Satellite Air-Traffic Control
Link to article in The Wichita Eagle:
2) What It Takes to Direct Air Traffic from Chicago Center
Link to article in the Daily Herald:
3) Marketing Effort by Bob Hope Airport Officials Aims to Bring in More Airlines
Link to article in the Burbank Leader:
4) Google Maps Updated to 5.9, Adds Transit Notifications, Tablet Support and Bubble Buttons
Link to blog on Phandroid:
5) Mural Painted on Minneapolis Street to Help Slow Traffic
Link to story and video on KSTP-TV:
6) Polish and Spanish Road Signs in UK 'Broke Rules'
Link to BBC News story:
7) Keeping the Traffic Moving, One Reflective Sign at a Time
British Columbia company makes about 100,000 signs a year.
Link to article in The Vancouver Sun:
Link to Sherine Industries website: http://www.sherineindustries.com
SAFETY / SECURITY
8) Massachusetts Text Ban's All Talk, No Action
Link to article in the Boston Herald:
9) San Francisco Muni Buses to Get Security Face-Lift
Link to article in Government Technology:
10) UK Transport Minister Calls for Reduction in Announcements on Trains and in Stations
Link to article in The Telegraph:
11) Metro-North Report Says Lack of Communication Significantly Aggravated Problems on Stuck Train
Link to article in Greenwich Time:
12) No BART Protests; More Debate on Wireless Shutdown
Link to article in the San Francisco Chronicle:
13) Transit in Stanislaus County, California Goes High-Tech
Five transit agencies integrate trip planning with Google Transit.
Link to article in the Turlock Journal:
TRAVELER INFORMATION / TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
14) Green Driver Uses Traffic Data to Help Cars Steer Clear of Jams
Link to Bloomberg article:
Link to further information from Green Driver: http://imagreendriver.com/
15) Presentations from the ITS Connected Vehicle Safety Meeting Now Available
Link to further information from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration:
17th World (Air) Route Development Forum – October 2-4 – Berlin
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1966 **45th anniversary** Pioneer 7 was launched on a mission to explore the Sun.
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