CBenson wrote:PesachZ wrote:I've never seen branch referenced on a BGS myself but here are a bunch of bridges all in NYC
The problem is not that branch is referenced on a BGS, but rather whether it may appear on street signs (not that I've seen that either).
For what its worth the MdMUTCD (Maryland being the only state that has significantly added to the abbreviation list) received approval from the FHWA to add "Br" as an abbreviation for Branch.
table 1A-2 on page 31 wrote: Abbreviations That Shall be Used Only on Portable Changeable Message Signs
Bridge.............BR*, Br........ promt word [name]
* This abbreviation, when accompanied by the prompt word, may be used on traffic control devices other than portable changeable message signs.
PesachZ wrote:I've never seen branch referenced on a BGS myself but here are a bunch of bridges all in NYC
GizmoGuy411 wrote:I've edited the BIG TTS List to correct an error regarding the sources of abbreviations for Bridge. The chart below also shows the corrected abbreviation sources and current usages.
Please note that nothing has ever been submitted to Waze for change for "Branch" or "Bridge". The current Waze abbreviation usage shown below is how it has always been. That implies that Nuance matched the USPS over MUTCD for their abbreviation choices for their mobile customized version of their Vocalizer TTS product. This does not mean that we can't fix it for Waze.
I agree that we should probably follow actual signs, along with MUTCD before USPS and Canada Post as much as is practical when there are conflicts.
I proposed the change below if we can confirm that signs use "Br" for "Bridge" and that there is more use of "Bridge" than "Branch".
Abbreviation Source - Word > Branch Bridge MUTCD n/a Br USPS Standard Br Brg USPS Common Brnch Br Canada Post n/a n/a Waze Current Br
Brg Waze Proposed
remove Br add Br
|Abbreviation Source - Word >||Branch||Bridge|
|remove Br||add Br|
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:If you check the TTS testing file in the OP, "Br" is supposed to be "Branch" as a USPS standard. "Brg" is supposed to be used for Bridge.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:PesachZ wrote:AlanOfTheBerg wrote:[quote="PesachZ"]...RFK Br is sounding like RFK branch
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7fphov5fayuoc ... 743-23.mp3
Did we ever get "Br" submitted to be "Bridge"?
it worked elsewhere I'll try to get another audio file
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