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TRB's Transportation Explorers Podcast
22 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Kara Kockelman and How Gas Prices Are Like Orange Prices
Kara Kockelman, a professor of transportation engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, discusses how the focus on and advertisement of gas prices is odd since commodities like milk have much more price fluctuation.
24 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Stewart Mader and How Transit Gets People to Vaccinations
Stewart Mader of VaxTransit discusses transit innovations and ways to communicate its benefits.
23 minutes | May 20, 2021
Robert Sumwalt and Prioritizing Transportation Safety Measures
Robert Sumwalt, Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, discusses the latest NTSB “Most Wanted List” for safety in all modes of transportation.
23 minutes | May 7, 2021
Jane Lappin and Technology to Make Cars Safer
Jane Lappin, chair of TRB’s Vehicle-Highway Automation Standing Committee, discusses advances in autonomous vehicles.
23 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Amy Benedick and the Distracted Driving Crisis
Amy Benedick, a senior study director at Westat, discusses current legislation about distracted driving, ways it can be enforced, and measures to educate the public.
24 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Norm Augustine and Big Ideas for Interstates
Norm Augustine, chair of TRB’s 2019 Future of the Interstate report, gives an update on how those recommendations could fit into President Biden’s infrastructure plans.
26 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Alicia Trost and COVID Communications
Alicia Trost, Chief Communications Officer at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), discusses where San Francisco is in the vaccination effort and how excellent communications is crucial to getting riders back on transit.
26 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Chris Hendrickson and Transportation "Net Zero"
Chris Hendrickson, NAE member and professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses how transportation, still dependent on petroleum, is now the single-largest sector for greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. How do we get to "net zero" transportation emissions by 2050?
30 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Carlos Braceras and Utah’s Vibrant Transportation Culture
Carlos Braceras, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Transportation, discusses how he manages people and places in the eighth-most urbanized U.S. state. He also discusses how research saves DOTs money and how young and new voices present an optimistic transportation future.
22 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Susan Shaheen and Planning Future Mobility
Susan Shaheen, co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses her latest study, Future of Public Transit and Shared Mobility Scenario Planning for COVID 19 Recovery. She also discusses research needed both within the transportation sector and across other industries.
27 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Katie Turnbull and Texas
Katie Turnbull of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute discusses transportation priorities for the state and also for the rest of the United States as we continue recovering from COVID-19.
25 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Anthony Foxx and Equity
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx grew up in a Charlotte neighborhood surrounded by freeways that he thought of as “literal walls.” In this episode, he explores equity issues in transportation.
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