Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Monday, September 19, 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 locations in the world, the New York City subway. I'm also the voice who welcomes travelers to Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports onboard the AirTrain.

Transit isn't the only place my work can be heard. For example, I've narrated videos for Econolite, and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority; TV and radio commercials for NJ Transit; phone recordings for TransCore and PATH; 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.

Click here to read what some of my clients have said. I'd be honored to be considered for your project. Please contact me at for more information.


1) Air-Controller Errors in Philadelphia Up in 2010

Link to article in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

2) Cameras, GPS to Track Cappadocia, Turkey's Wayward Hot-Air Balloons

Link to article in Today's Zaman:

3) How Airlines Have Take Flight with Social Media

Link to infographic on Mashable:


4) Smartphone Apps Help Cyclists Explore the World

Link to DPA article:


5) Gloucestershire Highways Attaching CCTV Cameras to Stop/Go Signs at Road Projects

Link to article in the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6) Video to Solve Traffic Problems Discussed at US DOT Meeting

Link to article in Government Video:

7) Traffic Camera Installed in Kenai, Alaska to Help with Congestion

Link to article in the Peninsula Clarion:


8) New York City Taxi Advertisers Protest Decision Not to Post Ads

Link to AP article:

9) News from ERTICO

- Viajeo Holds Workshop in Beijing on Demo Site Activities

- SATIE Orchestrates European Large-Scale Action for ITS


10) Emergency Communications: Is It Time for VoIP to Shine?

Link to article in Parking Today:


11) Transportation Departments Take a Look at Social Networking

Link to article in Urgent Communications:


12) GPS-Based Information System to Provide Passengers Information in Mumbai and Howrah Rajdhanis

Link to article in The Economic Times:


13) 'Bridgeman' Puts His Dream to Rest

New York City bridge photographer, Dave Frieder, closes chapter in project.

Link to column in The Record:


14) Free Program Lets Michigan Parents Keep Tabs on Teen Drivers

Link to article in the Livingston Daily:

Link to additional information from the Michigan Sheriffs' Association:

15) Transportation Security Success Stories

Link to article in Security Technology Executive:

16) Suburban Chicago Train Crossings Prove More Deadly Than Those in City

Northwestern University study leads experts to search for ways to prevent fatalities on area tracks.

Link to column in the Chicago Tribune:,0,6271585.column


17) ATX Group: 'Consumers Around the Globe Demand Connectivity'

Link to interview in Telematics Update:

18) Telematics: A Driving Force in the Auto Market

Link to article in EE Times Asia:


19) New York Subway 'iPad' May Signal New Era of Better Rider Relations

Link to article in the Daily News:

Link to news release from New York City Transit:

20) When Trouble Brews, Montreal Bus Drivers Radio STM Control Center

Link to article in The Gazette:

21) Oklahoma State University Transit to Offer Bus Locator Service

Link to article in The Daily O'Collegian:


22) Corporation Picked to Run Intelligent Transport System in Mysore

Link to article in Daily News & Analysis:

23) TrafficAlert Wins Mobile App Competition at Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Link to article and video in Marketnews:

24) TV Program Looks at Intelligent Transportation Systems

Link to Flashpoint on WKMG-TV:

25) New Blog by TCN Editor Focuses on Traveler Information in New Jersey

Link to Navigating the Garden State on Cranford Patch:

News Releases

1) US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Takes Action to Make Websites and Kiosks Accessible to Air Travelers with Disabilities

2) North Carolina DOT Photogrammetry Unit Plays Important Role in Post-Irene Recovery

3) Rutgers, UCLA Awarded $2 Million to Develop Smart Technology that Reduces Urban Congestion, Air Pollution

4) ATX Joins GENIVI Alliance Supporting Adoption of Open In-Vehicle Infotainment Reference Platform

5) SkyTeam Launches Online Round the World Planner

Upcoming Events

Webinar: 2009 MUTCD Proposed Rule on Compliance Dates – September 22

Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** NASA Administrator James Webb announced the new Manned Spacecraft Center would be built near Houston.


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