Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – ISSN 1529-1057

November TCN Fund-Raising Drive

Twice a year, I hold a month-long fund-raising effort to support the TCN. Near the bottom of the newsletter you'll find information on how you can contribute. In addition to monetary gifts, there are other ways you can support the TCN. These include buying ad space in the TCN, utilizing my transportation voiceover services or simply letting others in the field know about the TCN so they too can subscribe. Throughout November I'll provide more details on how you can support the TCN. Thank you!


1) Canadian Government Aviation History Website Now Advertising Prostitutes

Link to article in the National Post:


2) Royston, UK Completes Installation of License Plate Recognition Cameras on All Roads In and Out of Town

Link to article in the Royston Evening News:


3) Real-Time Data Enables Amazing Boston Bus Art

Link to blog on Greater Greater Washington:


4) SunGuide Disseminator – November 2011

Link to newsletter from Florida DOT:


5) First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test in US Hits a Few Glitches

Link to story on CNN:


6) Probe After 'Total Communications and Systems Failure' on London Tube Line

Link to PA article:

Link to news release from the Rail Maritime and Transport union:

7) Smartphone Videos Catching Transit Workers Often in Ottawa

Link to story on CTV:

8) New York MTA Changes Announcements Telling Straphangers to be Patient

Link to article in the New York Post:


9) Commutes Get Worse, Coverage Gets Better

TV stations are developing new ways to track traffic in real-time and to deliver it in various ways.

Link to article on TVNewsCheck:

10) Seattle Mayor Unveils New Snow Response Website

Link to article on seattlepi:

Link to site:


11) Judge: Florida Law Does Not Prohibit a Driver from Flashing Headlights

Link to article in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,6775336.story

News Releases

1) Missouri DOT Selects TransCore to Provide St. Louis’ New Traffic Management System Powered by TransSuite

2) Cooper Lighting LED Solutions Add Safe, Reliable, Energy-Efficient Lighting to Detroit Windsor Tunnel

3) Texas DOT Tackles Game Day Drinking and Driving with Statewide Tour

4) Arizona DOT to Use Enhanced Technology to Improve Railroad Crossing Safety

5) Pilotless Planes at MIT Controlled via iPhones in Seattle

6) NexTraq Fleet Tracking Ensures Accurate Arrival Times for the Emergency Medical Service Industry

7) Jetstar Offering iPads with Tailored Technology for In-Flight Entertainment

8) NJ Transit Expands Drive Toward Real-Time Service Information for Bus Customers

9) NJ Transit Unveils New Rail System Map – Includes QR Code for Smartphones

10) Florida GPS Map Shows Landowner Names, Property Lines, and Public Property

TCN Donations

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Bernie Wagenblast

1 Aberdeen Court

Cranford, NJ USA 07016-2911

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Upcoming Events

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Today in Transportation History

1961 **50th anniversary** Neil Armstrong set a speed record of Mach 6.04 flying an X-15 rocket plane.


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