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Welcome to the Rail~Volution Podcast. Rail~Volution is a network and an annual conference focused on ways that communities leverage major transit investments (including rail, bus rapid transit, bus, as well as bicycling walking, sharing and emerging options) to connect people with employers and neighborhoods. With the Rail~Volution Podcast, we're delving deeper into aspects of building livable communities, with special focus on equity and community participation.
 
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This month on the Railvolution podcast we’re joined by Duncan Hwong, Interim Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Network of Oregon and Gauri Rajbaidya, architect and senior associate at SERA. They chat with us about community driven development in Portland’s Jade District and how it's connected to the rest of the region.…
 
This month on The Railvolution Podcast we’re featuring a 1 to 1 conversation between Dan Baer, Senior Vice President at WSP USA and Kevin Corbett, President and CEO of New Jersey Transit. Dan and Kevin talk about New Jersey transit’s response to the pandemic, transit oriented development, bus electrification and much much more.…
 
On this month’s episode of the Railvolution podcast we’re joined by Robert del Rosario, Director of Service Development for AC Transit in Oakland and the East Bay California. Robert talks about agency coordination during the pandemic, what’s needed to get riders coming back, and what sustainable revenue might look like going forward.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we're joined by Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Maki Kawaguchi, a Director at Gehl to talk about the Inclusive Healthy Places Framework. Sharon and Maki talk about the importance of creating spaces that bring dignity to all users, the importance of evaluating e…
 
This week, we’re joined by Camron Gorguinpour, Director of Mobility Solutions for ENGIE Impact . We talk about Shenzhen’s 16,000 electric buses and what world cities can learn positive and negative from their implementation. Gorguinpour also discusses infrastructure needs for electric bus operations at a fleet level, the impact of street maintenanc…
 
On this month’s episode of the Rail~Volution podcast, Angie Rivera Mal-pied-e, Board Chair of the Regional Transportation District in Denver talks with Cindy Chavez, Former Board Chair of the VTA and Current Santa Clara County Supervisor. These two Latina leaders chat about leadership and getting communities involved in transportation.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, we're sharing the closing keynote discussion of the 2020 conference. Moderated by Smart Growth America CEO Calvin Gladney, Roberto Requejo of Elevated Chicago, Dr. Adonia Lugo, and Joshua Schank of LA Metro discuss the challenges and hopes the future of livable communities bring. They discuss equity in decis…
 
As Transit Oriented Development has evolved over 25 years the transit and mobility landscape has been radically transformed by new technology, land-use patterns, and the sharing economy, especially in recent years. Peter Calthorpe, a pioneer of innovative approaches to urban revitalization, suburban growth, and regional planning, will share new res…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, Mesa Arizona City Council Member Francisco Heredia and Charlotte City Council Member Braxton Winston talk with each other about their journeys from being an advocate to elected officials. They talk about the challenges and opportunities their cities have related to transportation and development of the city.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, we're joined by David Huffaker, Chief Development Officer for the Port Authority of Allegheny County in the Pittsburgh region. David joins us to chat about transit operations during the pandemic, emergency planning, the agency's equity index, and the future of streets.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we're joined by Lindiwe Rennert, Transit Planner at the City of Boston. She chats with us about her work on the Warren Street corridor; the creation of bus priority for the many riders on the corridor and how to get feedback on projects. For more information go to Http://railvolution.org or follow us on twitt…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we are chatting with Alice Bravo and Carlos Cruz-Casas, Director and Assistant Director respectively of Miami Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works. We chat about better buses, managing the right of way, privacy and data, and their contactless fare payment system.…
 
This month we're back at the 2019 Rail~Volution conference in Vancouver BC. We chat with GB Arrington and Steve Dotterer about the early days of Rail~Volution and what the conference has meant to transportation in the United States. They also tell stories about conferences past from when Al Gore came to Portland to having to move the conference dat…
 
This month we're at the Rail~Volution conference and join the final plenary of Vancouver 2019. Mac McCarthy of the Lincoln Institute, Lisa Bender, President of the City Council for Minneapolis, and Odetta MacLeish-White Managing Director of the Transformation Alliance. The panel, moderated by Railvolution lifer GB Arrington discusses leadership, em…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, we're joined by Sound Transit's Deputy Executive Director for Land Use Planning and Development Brooke Belman, Land Use Planning Manager Sloan Dawson, and TOD Program Manager Thatcher Imboden to talk about how Sound Transit in the Seattle region coordinates land use and transportation decisions. They talk ab…
 
This month we're joined by Andrew Owen, Director of the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota. Andrew talks about his work at the Accessibility Observatory and how we measure how we access important destinations. He mentions the importance of land use, why 30 minutes of time is a good way to look at access, and how transportation…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we're joined by Amy Silbermann of the Port Authority of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and Steven Higashide and Mary Buchanan of TransitCenter to talk about the deeper issues of transit ridership. We talk about the places that are increasing ridership like Pittsburgh and TransitCenter's new report Who's on Bo…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we chat with Maurice Jones, President of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation or LISC. Maurice talks about how he got into community development, their involvement in a new Bay Area housing initiative, and the potential for investments to make big changes for the better.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we chat with Eileen Evert and Brian Ebersole of Springboard Health to think about the 80% of patient health that happen outside of the hospital including transportation and access to healthy food. They chat about their program NEPA Moves that focuses on sustainable transportation and has piloted transportatio…
 
This roundtable at the Tuesday morning plenary at the Rail~Volution Conference in Pittsburgh this October featured speakers from Ford, Lyft, The City of Minneapolis and Jarrett Walker + Associates. Emcee: Robin Hutcheson, AICP, Director of Public Works, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN Jarrett Walker, Principal Consultant, Jarrett Walker + Asso…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, Dr. Manuel Pastor joins us to talk about a whole host of subjects from place based community organizing to the environmental justice screen method and rent control. He brings a new perspective to demographic change in LA and has some thoughts on turning academic work into policy.…
 
This month we're joined by Kari Watkins, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and co-founder and "Chief Motivator" of OneBusAway, an open source platform for real time transit info. Kari talks about her research into the role of technology in the evolving transit experience, how Atlanta has changed in the 7 yea…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we're joined by Chloe Spano of Cityway to talk about how cities can better use data to support mobility solutions. We chat about Paris' limits on single occupancy vehicles using real time information to get ready for the Olympics and what is needed to get ready for a future where mobility is a service.…
 
This month on the Rail~Volution Podcast, Odetta MacLeish White of the Transformation Alliance joins us to talk about transportation and planning issues in the Atlanta region. Odetta talks about displacement pressures on the Atlanta Beltline, the history of segregation in planning, and the big changes coming to advocacy and equity in the Atlanta reg…
 
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