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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

‘Critical Issues in Transportation’ Discussion with TRB Executive Director Neil Pedersen

1/22/2019
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Neil Pedersen, executive director of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the “Critical Issues in Transportation” report recently released by TRB. The discussion notes some of the significant changes since the last update in 2013, with a focus on topics including technology, safety, and public health. Pedersen also shares ways in which transportation engineers can utilize the report.

Duration:00:27:35

New Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Talks About Her Goals for Organization

1/10/2019
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Rachel Maleh has been involved in the transportation industry for a little less than a year, but in her new role at Operation Lifesaver she's now a leader in the effort to improve transportation safety by eliminating rail deaths and injuries from trespassing and grade crossing incidents. Transportation Radio spoke with her to learn more about her and her non-profit organization.

Duration:00:10:45

Past, Present and Future of Transportation with AASHTO Executive Director Frederick G. ‘Bud’ Wright

11/27/2018
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Frederick G. ‘Bud’ Wright, executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of 2018. He joins ITE Talks Transportation to discuss the changes and challenges in today’s environment for transportation officials and professionals.

Duration:00:21:54

Reflecting on 30 Year in Transportation with Kirk Steudle

10/23/2018
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This episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast features Kirk Steudle, Michigan Department of Transportation Director, who is retiring after 31 years with the department on October 31. He reflects on the changes, challenges and successes across his three decades in transportation.

Duration:00:25:34

ITS America President/CEO Kicks Off ITS5C Summit

10/8/2018
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Over 700 attendees have gathered in Jacksonville, Florida for the ITS5C Summit. The group heard from Shailen Bhatt, the CEO and President of ITS America. Bhatt spoke of some of the issues facing the US ITS industry, including foreign competition and spectrum allocation for 5G. Following his address he spoke with Transportation Radio to note some of his concerns and the opportunities that exist.

Duration:00:04:52

ITE Talks Transportation: Equity 101 with Veronica O. Davis

9/26/2018
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This new podcast episode captures highlights from the well-attended Equity 101 technical session at the Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Veronica O. Davis, a speaker during the session, provides an overview and insight into equity and transportation.

Duration:00:25:31

ITE Talks Transportation Podcast: Safety Strategies with Robert Wunderlich

8/29/2018
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Robert Wunderlich, Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses his perspectives on pedestrian safety strategies, speed management, and proven safety countermeasures as the transportation industry seeks to achieve Vision Zero.

Duration:00:27:30

Five ITS America State Chapters Coming Together for ITS5C Summit

8/23/2018
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It's been four years since three state chapters held the ITS3C Summit in Mobile, Alabama. This time it's five chapters representing eight states at the ITS5C Summit being held October 7 through 10 in Jacksonville, Florida. Jay Calhoun, Vice President of VIBE, is chairing the organizing committee for the gathering and in this edition of Transportation Radio he talks about what's going to be happening.

Duration:00:09:42

Surrogate Measures of Safety and Vision Zero

7/26/2018
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Andrew P. Tarko, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of the Center for Road Safety, Purdue University and Franz Loewenherz, a principal transportation planner for the City of Bellevue, Washington, discuss surrogate measures of safety and how they help Vision Zero strategies in the July edition of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast.

Duration:00:27:26

GEWI Uses Technology to Improve Work Zone Safety

5/25/2018
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According to the Federal Highway Administration, there were over 96,000 crashes in work zones in the US in 2015. Despite work zone safety being a high priority, drivers and workers are still killed and injured at an astonishingly high rate. Technology can play a role in improving work zone safety by informing drivers of hazards ahead and directing them on what to do as they approach the work zone. GEWI is working with HERE and iCONE to show how an off-the-shelf solution can save lives by...

Duration:00:13:46

Road to Zero Report Advances Vision Zero Strategies

5/22/2018
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The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report in April laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the US by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan to address motor vehicle fatalities. Road to Zero Coalition Chair Debbie Hersman and ITE Executive Director Jeff Paniati discuss the strategies and concepts outlined in the report.

Duration:00:28:36

Active Transportation and Health in Minneapolis and Beyond

4/24/2018
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Matthew Dyrdahl, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, Amber Dallman, Minnesota Department of Transportation bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, and Sarah Stewart, senior public health specialist with the Minneapolis Health Department talk about the intersection of active transportation and health in Minneapolis and beyond in Minnesota. Sponsored by Miovision.

Duration:00:29:36

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