Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, September 2, 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.

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1) How Travelers Use In-Flight Wi-Fi

Link to infographic on Mashable:


2) Reliance Industries, Siemens Tie Up to Install CCTVs Across Traffic Junctions in Mumbai

Link to article in The Economic Times:

3) Feasibility of Using In-Vehicle Video Data to Explore How to Modify Driver Behavior that Causes Nonrecurring Congestion

Link to report from the Transportation Research Board:


4) Trouble Finding A Parking Space In San Francisco? There’s An App For That — And It’s Changing Parking Meter Prices

Link to article on Transportation Nation:


5) States Depend More on Twitter, Facebook to Effectively Communicate with the Public

New AASHTO survey of state DOTs shows 31 use Twitter and 25 use Facebook regularly.

Link to article in the AASHTO Journal:

Link to additional information:


6) BNSF Railway Named Tech Titans Technology Adopter Award Winner

Link to article in the Dallas Business Journal:


7) Tagore Songs Played at Kolkata Traffic Signals to Reduce Stress

Link to story on NDTV:

8) Mistranslated Road Signs Can Drive Travelers to Laughter

Link to article in the Deseret News:


9) Traffic Accident Database Goes Online in Virginia

Link to article in Government Technology:


10) Telematics and Enhanced Consumer Usability

Link to article in Telematics Update:

11) Ford Touts Tech Savvy to Get in Sync in Europe

Link to article and video on

12) Telematics and Usage-Based Insurance: The Regulatory Opportunities

Link to article in Telematics Update:


13) California's Tri Delta Transit Unveils GPS Tracking System

Link to article from the Contra Costa Times:


14) Transport for London Rushes Olympics Journey-Planner Tender

Link to article in The Guardian:

15) New Computerized System Eases Traffic

Link to article in the Hürriyet Daily News:

16) Why Some Traffic Apps are a Two-Way Street

Link to article in the Toronto Sun:

News Releases

1) MIT, Passur Study Shows Significant Benefits of Surface Departure Metering at JFK Airport

2) Streetline to Further Expand Footprint of Parker with Addition of 30 US Cities and 78 Airports

Job Postings

- Transportation Engineer Specialist – Iowa Department of Transportation – Ames, Iowa

Upcoming Events

2011 ITS Maryland & Tri-Chapter Annual Conference – September 14-15 – Hagerstown, Maryland

Friday Bonus

Ten of the Dumbest Road Signs You’ll Ever See

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Russian icebreakers, Vaygach and Tamyr landed on Wrangel Island to claim it for Russia.


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