Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 27, 2012 – ISSN 1529-1057

Transportation Voiceovers

If you've ridden the AirTrain at Kennedy or Newark airports or if you've waited for a train in the New York City subway, you've probably heard my voice telling you what you needed to know. I'd welcome the opportunity to be the voice for your transit agency, phone greeting or video narration. More than anyone else doing voiceover work, I know transportation and can give you what you need to greet and inform your customers. For more information please drop me a line at You can also learn more, hear samples of my work and read what clients have said at


1) The Online Map Wars

Link to article in Technology Review:


2) Czechs Sign Deal with EU Agency to Host Headquarters of Galileo

Link to AP article:


3) South Dakota Transportation Commission Says Farm Wineries Don't Belong on Informational and Directional Signs at Interchanges

Link to article in The Daily Republic:


4) Kentucky Senate Committee OKs Bill Allowing Reflective Tape Rather than Triangular Emblem on Slow Vehicles

Link to article in the Daily News:

Link to Senate Bill 75:


5) Federal Auditors Raise MARTA Safety Concerns

Link to article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

6) Next Silver Line Bus from Boston's Logan Airport? A Mystery No More

Link to article in The Boston Globe:

7) Bangalore's Smart Bus Project May Start by Year-End

Link to article in the Deccan Herald:


8) Ada County, Iowa Eyes 'Smarter Signals,' Better Black Ice Detection and Other Advances for Transportation Future

Link to story on KIVI-TV:


9) SARTRE Road-Train Project Successfully Tests Four-Vehicle 'Platoon'

Link to article in Traffic Technology International:

10) In Embedded Systems, Standardization Seen as Key

Link to article in automotiveIT International:

News Releases

1) Driver Distraction Levels Dramatically Reduced Through Use of In-Vehicle Voice-Based Texting According to Agero-Virginia Tech Study

2) Metrolink Redesigns Website to Focus on Customers

Upcoming Events

IBTTA Transportation Summit of South Africa – March 11-13 – Cape Town, South Africa

Friday Bonus

If you're going to misspell a road marking, try to find a less ironic location.

Today in Transportation History

1967 **45th anniversary** Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee were killed during a fire aboard Apollo 1 during a test at the Kennedy Space Center.


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