Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Thursday, November 3, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

TCN Fundraiser

As I noted in Tuesday's edition, November is one of the two months annually when I ask you to consider supporting the TCN. While monetary contributions are always appreciated (please see below for how to donate), there are other ways you can support the TCN. One of these is by using my transportation voiceover services. I'm the voice for a number of transportation-related projects such as the New York City subway's "next train" announcements and the AirTrain at Kennedy and Newark airports. In the past month I voiced two new projects. One is a video for Sensys Networks that was shown at the ITS World Congress, and the other is being the voice for the customer information line for PATH, the mass transit line serving New York City and New Jersey. You can listen to my PATH recordings by dialing 1-800-234-PATH.

If you'd like more information about how you can use my voice and transportation expertise to make your project sound great, please contact me at You can also visit my website at to hear more samples. Thank you!


1) IATA Calling for Innovative Approach to Airline-Airport Cooperation

Link to article on eTurboNews:

2) New Schiphol Airport Safety System Reduces Aircraft Collision Risk

Link to article in Air Traffic Management:

Link to news release from Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland: (in Dutch)

3) Keys to a Safe Arrival

Foundation introduces new approach-and-landing accident reduction tool.

Link to article in AeroSafety World:

4) A Boarding Pass on Your Screen

Link to column in The New York Times:


5) GPS Still Preferred Over RFID for Cargo Tracking by EU

Link to article in BusinessWorld:


6) Transport Quebec Launches Searchable Section of Website with Technical Details on Bridges, Tunnels

Link to article in The Gazette:

Link to site: (in French)


7) Pilots Association Says More Communication on In-Flight Threats Needed

Link to article in Government Security News:

Link to further information from the Air Line Pilots Association, International:


8) Research Dispels Drivers' Spy-in-the-Cab Concerns

Link to article on FleetNews:


9) BART Considering Signs on Escalator Etiquette

Link to article in The Examiner:


10) Study Calls for Better Traffic Info, Improved Coordination to Reduce Buffalo-Niagara Region Border Congestion

Link to article in The Buffalo News:

11) BirdsEye Brings Traffic Info to Maps for Delhi-NCR, Mumbai

Link to article on MediaNama:

Link to further information on BirdsEye:


12) Harman Surveys Drivers on Tech in Cars

Link to audio interview on Boot Camp:

Link to news release from Harman:

News Releases

1) FHWA Laboratory Receives ISO Accreditation for Quality and Consistency

2) New York City Subway Wireless Service has Successful First Month, Transit Wireless Reports

3) New Website from Salt Institute Promotes Safe Winter Roads

4) Amtrak Tests eTicketing with Downeaster Train

5) Government of Canada Introduces Regulations to Require Voyage Data Recorders on Large Canadian Vessels

6) iHeartRadio Launches in Select Toyota Entune Multimedia Systems in the 2012 Camry and Prius v

7) Filming in the New York City Subway Adds Touch of Authenticity to Local Productions

8) Record Call Volume for Bay Area 511 Attributed to Stop ID Decals at Bus Stops

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:

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Intersection Safety – A Manual for Local Rural Road Owners – November 9

Today in Transportation History

1911 **100th anniversary** The Chevrolet Motor Company was incorporated.


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