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Radio-like reports on various facets of transportation. Most reports are interviews with transportation newsmakers with an emphasis on transportation communications. Hosted by Bernie Wagenblast.

Radio-like reports on various facets of transportation. Most reports are interviews with transportation newsmakers with an emphasis on transportation communications. Hosted by Bernie Wagenblast.
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Radio-like reports on various facets of transportation. Most reports are interviews with transportation newsmakers with an emphasis on transportation communications. Hosted by Bernie Wagenblast.

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English


Episodes

Transit Equity Research at CTEDD

4/12/2018
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The Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) is a USDOT (Tier-1) University Transportation Center. As indicated by its name, CTEDD does research into transportation equity issues. Two researchers associated with the center are Dr. Diane Jones Allen of the University of Texas at Arlington and Dr. Sean Barbeau of the University of South Florida. In this podcast they talk about their research projects; "Assessment of Extreme Weather Events Under Changing Climate on...

Duration:00:36:48

Ronnie Hakim: NY MTA Managing Director, ITS NJ Hall of Fame Member, Looks at Technology from Both Sides of Hudson

10/6/2017
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At ITS New Jersey's annual meeting in September, Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, Managing Director of the MTA, was inducted into the organization's hall of fame. Hakim, who served the Garden State for six years as executive director of NJ Transit and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, has had a unique opportunity to see the bi-state transportation network from three of the largest transportation agencies in the US. She spoke with Transportation Radio about what she learned during her time in New...

Duration:00:14:25

How Do You Bring 21st Century Communications Technology to a 100+ Year Old Transit System?

8/31/2017
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When the New York City subway opened in 1904 even H.G. Wells probably didn't envision the types of communications we take for granted today. Transit Wireless took on the challenge of making it possible to using cellphones in underground subway stations. Not only is cell service now available, but Wi-Fi and public safety radios also work in underground stations. Bill Bayne is the CEO of Transit Wireless and we spoke about what the company is doing and some of the challenges they faced in...

Duration:00:18:44

Former Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad on Infrastructure

6/16/2017
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For nearly four years Ananth Prasad served as Florida's Secretary of Transportation. More recently, he's been a senior vice president and National Transportation Practice Leader at HNTB. At the end of 2016 he wrote an op-ed piece on investing in the nation's infrastructure. Five months into the Trump Administration he talked with Transportation Radio about where things now stand and some factors to consider on how to allocate that money.

Duration:00:17:05

Profile: Virginia Transportation

6/14/2017
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Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne has all aspects of transportation under his purview. From highways, to ports, to transit, if it moves people or cargo, chances are he plays a role. In Transportation Radio's ongoing series featuring state transport agencies around the US, we talk about how the commonwealth manages transportation and what makes Virginia unique.

Duration:00:26:26

Profile: Michigan DOT

5/15/2017
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Kirk Steudle, the director of Michigan DOT, is distinguished in many ways but two factors that stand out are his years of service as the leader of the state's transportation agency and the national leadership roles he's had with AASHTO, TRB and ITS America. That experience give him unique insights not only into MDOT but what's happening nationally. He shares that perspective in the latest episode of Transportation Radio's profiles of state DOTs.

Duration:00:21:29

PRT, the Often Overlooked Automated Vehicle System

4/17/2017
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Over the past few years you can barely open a newspaper or watch a newscast and not hear automated and autonomous vehicles mentioned. One form of automated vehicles have been carrying passengers since 1975. West Virginia University's personal rapid transit system connects three campuses and downtown Morgantown. New systems are being developed elsewhere in the world, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. Peter Muller is the president of the Advanced Transit Association, as well as his own...

Duration:00:18:38

Profile: Rhode Island DOT

3/30/2017
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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation may have the smallest territory to cover of any state DOT, but there's quite a few transportation facilities packed into that area. The Main Street of the east coast, I-95, carries millions of travelers, both locally and interstate. Amtrak's busiest line, the Northeast Corridor runs through the state, connecting Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition there are ports, ferries, a major airport, and commuter buses and trains. Peter Alviti is...

Duration:00:24:24

Ferry Safety and Technology Conference Returns to New York City in May

3/29/2017
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For the third year in a row, the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will take place in Manhattan. This year’s event is May 11 and 12. The conference is presented by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association and brings maritime experts together to discuss ways to improve ferry service safety and efficiency. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod is the executive director of the association and she spoke with Transportation Radio about the conference and her organization.

Duration:00:15:46

Profile: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

2/14/2017
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When it comes to extremes, no department of transportation in the United States comes close to what the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has to deal with. From the coldest weather in the US to the highest mountain in North America, Alaska presents a unique set of challenges. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of Alaska DOT&PF and in the third episode of Transportation Radio's profiles of state DOTs, Commissioner Luiken talked about the agency he leads.

Duration:00:17:52

Parking Industry to Gather at PIE in March

2/13/2017
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This year's Parking Industry Exhibition, aka PIE, returns to the Chicago area. A change in this year's event is that there will be tracks focused on different segments of the parking industry, such as airports, municipalities and hospitals. The man responsible for pulling all this together is John Van Horn. He's the editor and publisher of Parking Today and he spent a few minutes talking with Transportation Radio about the event.

Duration:00:08:10

Claude Carette, Chair of 2017 ITS World Congress, Provides a Preview

2/10/2017
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The ITS World Congress returns to North America this year via Montréal. Claude Carette is the Director of Infrastructure, Roads and Transport Services for the City of Montreal and serves as the chair of this year's event. He talked with Transportation Radio about the conference and some of what visitors can look forward to.

Duration:00:11:42

Profile: Idaho Transportation Department

1/11/2017
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Brian Ness has served as the director of the Idaho Transportation Department since 2010. That's given him a lot of time to not only know the department but to make his mark on the agency. In the second of Transportation Radio's series profiling state DOTs, Director Ness talks about innovation, "Nine Steps" and ITS, among other topics.

Duration:00:17:41

ITS Canada Prepares for 2017 ITS World Congress

12/1/2016
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In less than a year the ITS community will be focused on Montreal when the ITS World Congress is held in the city. ITS Canada is the host, but long before the event the organization has brought together industry and public agencies to advance intelligent transportation in the country and to represent its interests internationally. Chris Philp of CIMA+ serves as the Chairman and CEO of ITS Canada and he spoke with Transportation Radio about what's happening with transport technology in Canada.

Duration:00:20:25

New Jersey Turnpike Authority Uses Technology to Help Manage Two of the Busiest Highways in America

11/21/2016
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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority runs both the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. The two toll roads have a variety of tools that are used to keep traffic running smoothly and to help respond when things go wrong. Barry Pelletteri is the CIO for the Turnpike Authority and he talked with Transportation Radio about the agency and how they're using technology.

Duration:00:22:12

Profile: Mississippi DOT

11/18/2016
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Melinda McGrath is the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. In the first of a series of interviews with the leaders of state DOTs, Transportation Radio's Bernie Wagenblast talks with her about MDOT and her career with the agency.

Duration:00:19:28

Cummins and Indiana Rail Road Demonstrate New Tier 4 Locomotive Engine

11/9/2016
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Cummins has been testing their new QSK95 locomotive engine with the Indiana Rail Road since last March. On Wednesday, the two companies provided media representatives an opportunity to see the diesel engine at the Indiana Rail Road's Indianapolis terminal. Transportation Radio was there and spoke with Jim Trueblood, Vice President of Cummins Large Engine Program to learn more about the engine and then talked with Wayne Wiza, the General Manager, Mechanical for the Indiana Rail Road about...

Duration:00:06:04

Ex-Lehigh Valley Railroad Employee Revisits Train Line on Amtrak Autumn Express

10/31/2016
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While there were approximately 1,300 people on the Amtrak Autumn Express this weekend, one woman had a special reason to take the train. Jeanne Remmel of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania once worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The Amtrak train traveled along parts of the old LVRR in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Transportation Radio spoke with Jeanne about her experience.

Duration:00:02:31

Amtrak Autumn Express Brings Passenger Train to New Lines for a Weekend

10/30/2016
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For the fourth year in a row, Amtrak's Autumn Express brought passenger trains to lines that haven't seen such service in decades. The fourteen car trains were filled with people eager to see the countryside and excited to travel places they can't go. Chris Jagodzinski, Amtrak's vice president of operations, sat down with Transportation Radio on board the train as it raced across the fields of Pennsylvania.

Duration:00:04:25

FM Radio Station One Unique Way Maryland Transit Administration Keeps Its Riders Informed

10/26/2016
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The Maryland Transit Administration may be the only transit agency in the country to have its own radio station. It's just one of the innovations the MTA uses to keep its riders informed. CEO Paul Comfort talks with Transportation Radio about the various methods it uses to keep the communication lines open.

Duration:00:05:59

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