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We're honored to welcome U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth to the podcast to discuss a bipartisan bill she recently introduced, the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021. The ASAP Act would establish a federal grant program to suppor
Pete Buttigieg appeared before Congress today for an overwhelmingly positive nomination hearing, where he garnered wide bipartisan support. In this episode, Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould provide a rapid recap and analysis of the h
Buckle up! We kicked off this year with an engaging hour-long discussion of transportation policy with Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America. We discuss a huge range of topics, including: -How Secretary Pete Buttigieg's USDOT cou
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian has worked to ensure that the state's transportation infrastructure keeps frontline workers moving while connecting people with essentials. Greg, Greg, and Pete caught
President-elect Biden ran on a platform that promised bold action on climate change, including major investments in sustainable transportation. In this episode, Pete and the Gregs Rodriguez and Rogers discuss how the Biden-Harris Administration
Henry Greenidge joins Pete Gould and Greg Rogers for an enlightening discussion about how to advance equity in not only transportation policy and planning, but also the technologies and services that will define the future of mobility. We discu
#069: Kyle Rowe, Spin A few years ago, Kyle Rowe helped to write the the first dockless bikeshare framework in the U.S. when he was at the Seattle Department of Transportation. As the Global Head of Government Partnerships at Spin, today Kyle
Dr. Richard Ezike of the Urban Institute joined us for a deep-dive into transportation equity, the impacts of COVID-19 on personal mobility, and how social distancing measures have contributed to greater public participation in local decision-m
After a short hiatus, we return the first episode with just our co-hosts - Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould - in over a year. We caught up to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the transportation sector and why the question is not wh
How can big data change the way we plan? Can that data be collected and used without violating privacy and consumer trust? And what is the Bradley Cooper problem? Laura Schewel, Founder and CEO of Streetlight Data, joined SAFE Greg, Stantec G
This month, NHTSA approved the first-ever exemption of a fully autonomous vehicle from three specific federal motor vehicle safety standards that were clearly unnecessary for a driverless vehicle carrying goods (windshields, mirrors, and rear-f
Jason Hanlin and Nathaniel Horadam from The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) joined SAFE Greg and Pete at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting for a wide-ranging discussion around buses and technology. In this episode we explored: -Th
In our first recording with a live (and sometimes lively) studio audience, Sabrina Sussman from Zipcar at Transportation Camp DC 2020. Sabrina joined us for a discussion of how Zipcar, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is bridging
What is a bomb cyclone? What is it like to track extreme weather? And how does this all play into transportation infrastructure and resilience? Matthew Cappucci from Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang joined Stantec Greg (Rodriguez) and SAF
The explosive growth of micromobility platforms has largely been enabled by Segway-Ninebot, which produce many of the shared electric scooters seen in cities today. At SAE’s Innovation in Mobility conference, Greg Rogers (SAFE Greg) sat down wi
Jan Hellåker is the Chairman of Drive Sweden, an organization established by the Swedish government to advance technological solutions that will enable sustainable mobility. Through working with industry and the Swedish government, Drive Sweden
Suburbia is not doomed, suggests Ellen Dunham-Jones – it’s just waiting to be redesigned, reimagined, and regreened to address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Ellen is a Professor at Georgia Tech in the School of Architect
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has played a vital role in setting standards in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Now, in light of the rapid growth of the micromobility sector, SAE is working to develop standards for micromobility
How can we use technology to actually improve people's lives and make better use of our roads? Joanna Pinkerton, President & CEO of the Central Ohio Transportation Authority (COTA), joined Greg Rogers of SAFE at SAE's Innovations in Mobility co
In recent years, the mobility space has been flooded with conferences chock-full of buzzwords and “thought leaders” – but SAE has launched a new conference, Innovations in Mobility, that they say will do something different. By bringing togethe
Electric buses have emerged as one of the hottest topics in U.S. transportation policy, with transit agencies across the country increasingly looking to electrification as an opportunity to increase the efficiency of their fleets while lowering
We welcomed the Association of American Railroads (AAR) back on the podcast to talk about how the freight railroad industry is integrating new technologies to increase safety and efficiency. Adrian Arnakis, SVP of Government Affairs and Ted Gre
In our final recording from AVS 2019 we were joined once again by Avery Ash, Head of Autonomous Mobility at INRIX, to talk about the expansion of INRIX’s Road Rules Platform in July. Last year, INRIX debuted its AV Road Rules solution to help c
How do drivers react to ADAS features in their vehicles today? How many drivers know the limitations of technologies that are supposedly as simple as blind spot warnings in their vehicles? SAFE Greg and Pete explored these questions at AVS 2019
At AVS 2019, Greg Rogers and Pete Gould caught up with Kelly Nantel from National Safety Council (NSC) about the latest activities of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) and other traffic safety issues. Kelly explains the genesi
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