Bernie Wagenblast

Businessperson, Website Owner

1956 –


Who is Bernie Wagenblast?

Bernhard Robert Wagenblast is the founder and editor of the Transportation Communications Newsletter, an e-mail publication with over 7,000 subscribers as of January 2008 which is distributed via Yahoo Groups and Google Groups Monday through Friday. The newsletter originated as a discussion group in June 1998, evolving into its current format shortly thereafter. It is currently the top Yahoo Group in the transportation category, based on group membership numbers. He is also the editor for of the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

He also serves as the voice for various transportation facilities including AirTrain Newark, AirTrain JFK, New York City Transit and the customer phone system and highway advisory radio system at Newark Liberty International Airport. On July 4, 2004 he was the announcer during the laying of the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.

Wagenblast is a traffic reporter for the New York City office of Shadow Traffic/Metro Networks, where he began his career in the transportation field in 1979 as one of that company's original on-air reporters. Through his work for Shadow, he appeared on several New York City radio stations over a five-year period, including WINS and WABC. On WABC he used the name Jack Packard which was given to him by legendary Top 40 DJ Dan Ingram. The name was based on a character from the old time radio program "I Love a Mystery". In addition to the New York City stations, Wagenblast also appeared on WBAB, WMTR, WVIP-FM, WWDJ, WNAB-AM and WERA.

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Sep 1, 1956
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • Seton Hall University
Lived in
  • Elizabeth

on July 23, 2013


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