Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast (transportation)

This week is the first part of two where I chat with Jonn Elledge, the editor of City Metric and the host of the Skylines podcast.  In this episode Jonn interviews me about US transportation, particularly the history of urban subways and light rail and we also talk about transport politics and possible futures.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_JE_08102017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:11am EDT

This week we welcome back Tanya Snyder of Politico Magazine for the 150th episode of Talking Headways. We discuss aviation legislation in the house of representatives including what it means for drones and whether private jets should pay more for air traffic control. We also talk about legislation on self-driving vehicles and all of the smaller details you might not have heard before including state versus federal regulations of vehicles and children’s safety.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_TS150_08032017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 7:24am EDT

This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by Zack Wasserman, Head of Global Business Development at Via, a ride sharing company headquartered in New York.  We talk about Via’s role as a ride sharing provider and software builder for transit agencies and how we can get more people sharing rides.  We also discuss how future transportation will likely change in lower density places and the role of innovation in both the public and private sector transportation space.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_ZW_07132017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

This week we’re coming to you from the UITP Global Transport Summit in Montreal with guest Projjal Dutta, the Director of Sustainability at the NYMTA.  We chat about the idea of transit avoided carbon, how you measure emissions, and the impact of Superstorm Sandy on sustainability thinking in the NY region.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_PD_07052017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

This week on the podcast we’re chatting with Beth Osborne of T4America and Kevin DeGood of The Center for American Progress about infrastructure plans of the new administration.  We talk about the budget process skinny or thick, the possible benefits and drawbacks of public private partnerships, the difference between funding and financing, and what this means for transportation in rural areas. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_BOKD_06282017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

This week we’re joined by Matthew Heins to talk about his book The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping Container and Freight Transportation.  Matthew talks about how the American highway and rail systems created a global standard for shipping containers, the local actors shaping globalization, containerization’s effects on labor and relevance to an automated trucking future, and the massive intermodal terminals in cities like Chicago. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_MH_06092017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

This week we chat with Streetfilms own Clarence Eckerson Jr.  We chat about how he started making films and his beginnings with BikeTV.  Additionally, we talk about the best way to make films and what some of recommendations are for approaching people on the street.  There might also be a few stories about Veronica Moss, The Zozo, and The Color Gurple.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_CE_05042017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:47am EDT

This week we’re joined by UITP’s Sylvain Haon ahead of the organization’s global public transport summit in Montreal.  We talk about big projects happening around the world, private and public moves towards mobility as a service, sustainable mobility planning in Europe, and how autonomous vehicles will help transit support a shared transportation future.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_SH_04072017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

I can’t believe this episode is finally out for everyone to hear!  Over a year ago I was approached by a colleague who told me that something big was happening in Oakland and that I should monitor the process as they try to put together a new Transportation Department.  This the first and hopefully not the last episode in this series I’m starting on the Oakland Transportation Department to cover how it came to be and what comes next.  This particular episode follows new advocacy group Transport Oakland as a parklet project they wanted to see completed became political.  Future episodes will cover more politics and mechanics of the department specifically, but I thought this would be a good starting point.  So I hope you enjoy this first part of the series, and hopefully it won’t take another year to get to episode 2!

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_Oak1v2_03312017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 1:22am EDT

This week we’re joined by Darnell Grisby, Director of Policy Development and Research at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). We talk about the national dip in transit ridership, who rides transit around the United States and federal policy going forward.  Darnell also talks about technology innovation that might be coming to transit agencies including autonomous buses, different vehicle sizes, new payment systems and more.   

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_DG_03242017.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:26am EDT

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