Talking Headways: A Streetsblog Podcast (transportation)

This week we’re joined live from Rail~Volution by Houston Metro Board Member Christof Spieler.  We talk about the progress on Houston’s bus reimagining and Christof gives tips for public engagement and system planning.  There’s also a discussion about route alignments for bus and rail lines and a plea to use more data when making decisions. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_CSRailvo_11032016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 3:39am EDT

This week we’re chatting with Ian Brown, former Managing Director for London Rail. We discuss everything London transport including operations contracts, congestion pricing, constructing, financing and making the case for the massive Crossrail project, cycling, bus operations and even contactless payment systems.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_IB_10282016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 3:43am EDT

This week I’m joined by Tiffany Chu, the Co-Founder of the transit planning software firm Remix.  Tiffany discusses the positive responses that the company has gotten from the industry and what made got it started.  We also discuss the possible policy implications as well as the movement towards open data. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_TC_10132016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

This week we’re chatting with transit advocate Sunday Parker about transportation access for people with disabilities. We talk about the design of transit stations, the layout of the new BART train cars and what that means for different types of users, the idea of universal design and access in the built environment overall, and our best transit days.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_SP_09292016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:39am EDT

This week we’re joined by Rob Puentes of the Eno Center for Transportation, a 95 year old organization focused on better transportation outcomes.  We discuss a number of different topics including some we usually don’t hear much about.  Aviation, freight, coordinating automated vehicle policy, and the presidential election are some of the big topics in our discussion.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_RP_09142016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 2:57am EDT

This week we’re joined by Patrick Kennedy to talk about what’s going on in Dallas.  We discuss A New Dallas and the recent TXDOT CityMap Plan which will re-imagine the freeways and roads in downtown Dallas.  We also discuss the importance of existing dense neighborhoods to promote new neighborhoods, downtown subways, urban politics, and what’s going on with plans for the Trinity River.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_PK_08182016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

This week we’re joined by Josh Lapp, a board member at Transit Columbus to talk about Ohio’s capital city.  We talk about the changes that have been happening to make Columbus more urban, how its stadiums have been situated to support downtown growth and walkability, and transportation issues such as bike share, light rail, and of course the recent win by Columbus of USDOT’s smart cities challenge. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_JL_08112016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:43am EDT

This week we're going back to the Live.Ride.Share conference from Denver for the closing plenary.  Speakers discuss the Smart City Challenge put on by the DOT, the future of shared use mobility carpooling services, autonomous vehicles, and their impact on cities and greenhouse gases.

Speakers include:

Mark Dowd, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at USDOT,

Amanda Eaken - Deputy Director of the Urban Solutions Program, NRDC

Emily Castor - Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

Jonathan Hall - Head of Economic Research for Public Policy and Litigation, Uber Technologies

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_LRSClose_08042016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 4:10am EDT

This week we're joined by Paul Mackie of Mobility Lab, to talk about transportation demand management (TDM) and mobility in cities. We discuss how cities are not prepared for new mobility and the need to share data and plan for different mobility outcomes.

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_PM_07072016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 6:11am EDT

This week we replay the morning plenary broadcast live from the Denver Live.Ride.Share conference that happened last month.  Jill Locantore of WalkDenver introduces University of Virginia Professor Peter Norton, author of Fighting Traffic who discusses how automobiles were sold to the public and Gabe Klein, former DOT Director in Washington DC and Chicago who talks about what he believes their future might be.

Peter’s talk is at the 5 minute mark and Gabe’s starts at 28:15.  Questions from the audience and a discussion between the two start at 1:02.15 if you’re short on time. 

Direct download: TalkingHeadways_LRS_06162016.mp3
Category:transportation -- posted at: 5:27am EDT