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Interviews with transportation newsmakers by transportation journalist Bernie Wagenblast.

Interviews with transportation newsmakers by transportation journalist Bernie Wagenblast.

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Interviews with transportation newsmakers by transportation journalist Bernie Wagenblast.

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Episodes

Native Language Road Signs with Iowa and Minnesota DOTs

7/7/2022
The United States is a country with no national language, and with over 150 Indigenous languages still spoken today. With 5.2 million Indigenous people residing in the US today, speaking these 150+ languages—why aren’t more of our road signs printed in these native languages? Teams from the Iowa and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, along with Indigenous partners set out to change that. Joining us today on the podcast to discuss this project are: Brennan Dolan, the Cultural Resources...

Duration:00:24:21

Rob McInerney, International Road Assessment Programme – Improving Global Roadway Safety with the Safe System Approach

6/28/2022
Rob McInerney, CEO of the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about global roadway safety through the Safe System Approach, Vision Zero, and how those integrate into the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. He also highlights rural roadway safety, where a large portion of global fatalities are concentrated in run-off-the-road crashes, and discusses mobilizing positive change by designing roads for outcomes,...

Duration:00:22:52

COMTO, AASHTO and Transportation Equity with April Rai

6/2/2022
Equity in transportation has become a major topic of interest the past few years, but the need for a more just transportation sector is not new. Groups like the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) began working to promote equity in transportation decades before the concept became mainstream. COMTO was founded in 1971, just over 50 years ago, and as the association representing minorities in transportation they aim to ensure opportunities and maximum participation in the...

Duration:00:15:56

How Carmel, Indiana Became the 'Roundabout Capital of the United States'

5/24/2022
Jeremy Kashman, chief engineer and director of engineering for the City of Carmel, Indiana joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about how his city became the "Roundabout Capital of the United States." With more than 140 existing roundabouts and more in the works, Kashman describes the process of installing these roundabouts and the benefits they provide, including decreased congestion, improved safety, and reduced emissions. Kashman also describes the public's reaction to the...

Duration:00:19:28

Equity In Electric Vehicle Charging

5/6/2022
Empty your pockets at the gas station each week or navigate charging anxiety? Americans are caught in a Catch-22; and that’s just for folks with the income to consider purchasing an electric vehicle. As gas prices climb quicker than electric vehicle charging infrastructure expands, organizations like Forth and the Greenlining Institute are working to ensure equitable access to a growing electric vehicle charging network. In 2019, the Federal Highway Administration reported that the average...

Duration:00:05:18

Interview with Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

4/7/2022
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) created the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation to facilitate collaboration between the US Department of Energy and the US Department of Transportation. The Joint Office will align resources and expertise across the two departments toward leveraged outcomes. The office will be a critical component in the implementation of the BIL, providing support and expertise to a multitude of...

Duration:00:14:46

US Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg – National Roadway Safety Strategy, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and More

3/22/2022
Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the Department of Transportation’s newly announced National Roadway Safety Strategy, which utilizes the Safe System Approach to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries on roadways. She also shares the administration’s plans and perspective on transportation-related goals for the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, as well as how equitable outcomes are a major priority for...

Duration:00:18:00

School Bus Electrification with Sue Gander

3/2/2022
With school buses providing 10 billion annual student rides, electrification presents a major opportunity to green the transportation industry; and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, in concert with state DOTs and organizations like World Resources Institute, sets out to do just that. With a coming influx of $5 billion from the IIJA to replace existing buses, and additional funding for EV charging infrastructure, it’s time for a big change in school transportation. Joining...

Duration:00:22:54

Moving Innovation to Practice with Gregory D. Winfree, J.D. – Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

2/22/2022
Gregory D. Winfree, Agency Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the impact of innovative approaches in transportation and how they can address real-world challenges and improve safety. He highlights emergent trends and technologies having an impact on the industry, and shares more about TTI’s ongoing safety efforts to improve roadways and reduce serious injuries and fatalities.

Duration:00:26:27

How State DOTs Are Dealing With Post-World War II Construction

2/4/2022
Since 2020, the AASHTO Committee on Environment and Sustainability has held a weekly webinar series throughout the month of September with each week’s segment hosted by one of its four subcommittees. This year, when the Cultural Resources Subcommittee sat down to plan their webinar, it became clear that there was one topic on everyone’s mind– and that was: Post-World War II construction (and what to do with it). The Cultural Resources webinar on the topic illuminated the desire for more...

Duration:00:16:43

Advancing the Role of Women in Transportation with Laura Chace, ITS America President and CEO

1/25/2022
Laura Chace, president and CEO of ITS America, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the MobilityXX Pledge, an initiative led by ITS America, The Ray and WTS to advance the role of women as leaders within the transportation industry. She also talks about current priorities at ITS America, including integrating new technologies under the Infrastructure and Investment Act, and the future of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. Laura also touches on how ITE can continue...

Duration:00:19:34

TRB Annual Meeting & SETT Conference Preview

1/9/2022
This month's episode of AASHTO's ETAP Podcast will focus on the upcoming 2022 Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting as well as provide a preview for the TRB Sustainability and Emerging Transportation Technology Conference taking place in March. This year’s meeting will be of particular interest to environmental practitioners and is titled: Innovating an Equitable, Resilient, Sustainable, and Safe Transportation System. With over 800 information sessions and meetings, TRB will cover...

Duration:00:14:05

A Conversation with Louisiana DOTD Secretary and AASHTO President Dr. Shawn Wilson

12/4/2021
“One of the significant advantages of serving as AASHTO president is that it gives me a platform to address issues that matter,” says Dr. Shawn Wilson. Dr. Wilson is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and was elected AASHTO’s first African American president in October. During his tenure as president, Dr. Wilson will be facing ‘issues that matter’ head on. Each year the incoming AASHTO president identifies emphasis areas that will be the focus of...

Duration:00:24:33

Autonomous Vehicles – Development, Deployment, and What’s Next with Kelley Coyner, Innovation4Mobility

11/23/2021
Kelley Coyner, CEO and founder of Innovation4Mobility, discusses the current state of autonomous vehicle (AV) development and deployment, and how this technology marries accessibility, connectivity, electrification, and “shareability” to get the best possible outcome from our transportation system. She also touches on low-speed AVs in transit, including case study examples where these autonomous vehicles are being utilized to improve mobility and the quality of life in communities. Finally,...

Duration:00:23:21

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with Joung Lee

11/21/2021
Joining us today to discuss the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (or IIJA) is Joung Lee, AASHTO’s Director of Policy and Government Relations. This episode of AASHTO’s ETAP Podcast was recorded while the House of Representatives was reviewing the IIJA. As the bill works its way to President Biden’s desk, AASHTO has been working to represent the interests of state DOTs, and has done so quite successfully. Four out of five of the Association’s core priorities have been incorporated into...

Duration:00:25:15

What’s New in the ITE Trip Generation Manual, 11th Edition

11/21/2021
ITE’s Lisa Fontana Tierney and Kevin Hooper discuss the newly released 11th edition of ITE’s Trip Generation Manual on this episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. They address the significantly expanded database including person, walk, bicycle, transit, motor vehicle, and truck trip generation and characteristics associated with an individual development site or land use. They also highlight the expanded database including new and reclassified land uses as well as the addition of...

Duration:00:23:34

Noise Working Group with Noel Alcala

11/21/2021
From loss of sleep to loss of hearing, noise can pose a real threat. Recent studies have even identified a possible link between noise exposure and dementia. Traffic noise is a major contributor to noise pollution that fuels these negative health outcomes. Tires hitting pavement make up the majority of highway noise. Better modeling and barriers can work to mitigate this for folks living near areas with high levels of noise and DOT practitioners are working toward such solutions for all...

Duration:00:22:14

Evolution of Urban Form and Function

9/27/2021
ITE Talks Transportation host, Bernie Wagenblast, shares hosting duties for this podcast with Justin Ward, Head of Policy and Practice, CIHT (Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation), London, UK. They speak about the evolution of urban form and function with with Noreen McDonald, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Duration:00:25:42

Rolling Resistance and Vehicle Efficiency

9/21/2021
Mark Hoffman, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Auburn University, and his graduate research assistant Karl Bohnenberger have been studying one of the lesser known contributors to poor fuel economy: rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is a measure of the effort required to keep a tire rolling. It might not grab headlines, but rolling resistance has a substantial impact on emissions and energy use. According to the US Department of Energy, conventionally fueled vehicles...

Duration:00:25:51

Deployment of MaaS/MOD Strategies

8/30/2021
This month, Bernie Wagenblast talks with Carol Schweiger, president at Schweiger Consulting LLC and co-chair of the TRB Committee on Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies. Carol has more than 40 years of experience in transportation consulting, nationally and internationally recognized in the area of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and advanced public transportation systems (APTS). During this conversation, Carol talks about the deployment of MaaS (Mobility as...

Duration:00:29:46