Monday, October 24, 2016

Podcast: Remixing Transit Planning in Cities

This week I’m joined by Tiffany Chu, co-founder of the transit planning software firm Remix, which helps agencies quickly assess the impact of potential changes in service. Tiffany discusses the response the company has received from the transit industry and what got it started. We also talk about the possible policy implications of Remix, as well as the movement towards open data.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Live Stream Player for the Shared Use Mobility Summit

We're going to be live streaming plenaries from the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday. You can listen in here when it goes live.  The program can be found here for times.  (All times Central)

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Podcast: 100% Universal Design with Sunday Parker

This week on the podcast: Transit advocate Sunday Parker discusses access for people with disabilities. We talk about the design of transit stations, the layout of the new BART train cars and what that means for different types of users, the idea of universal design and access in the overall built environment, and our best transit days.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Transit Trends Episode 7: Ride Hailing in Austin

Uber and Lyft left Austin in May 2016 after voters decided to implement stricter operational guidelines for transportation networking companies (TNCs). Soon a flood of new TNCs including RideAustin, Fare, Fasten, GetMe and even a Facebook group called Arcade City with 40,000+ members launched. Yellow Cab soon launched an app and already existing, LUXE, an app that sends someone to valet your car from anywhere downtown, gained popularity. The rideshare market is strong, so we know Uber and Lyft have a long-term plan to stick around nationwide. There's work being done to add autonomous cars into the mix, and partnerships with public transit agencies to help with first / last mile solutions. In episode 7 of Transit Trends, we met up with Andy Tryba, the Co-Founder of non-profit TNC company RideAustin to discuss the state of TNCs in Austin.

Podcast: Shane Phillips on LA Housing

Shane Phillips, who writes at the blog Better Institutions, joins the podcast this week to discuss housing issues in Los Angeles (and everywhere else), and what to make of the “Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.”

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NACTO Desiging Cities Seattle 2016 Plenary Recordings

Thanks to everyone who listened in live to the plenaries at NACTO Designing Cities in 2016.  We recorded them all and now have them on The Overhead Wire SoundCloud page.  You can also listen to them below and we will also choose a few to be on the Talking Headways Podcast at some point in the future.

Opening Plenary with Scott Kubly and Janette Sadik-Khan

Tuesday Morning Plenary "Building Great Transit Streets" with LA and Seattle Officials

Tuesday Lunch Plenary "Planning While Black" with Tamika Butler

Wednesday Morning Plenary with Sidewalk Labs' Rohit Aggarwala 

Wednesday Closing Plenary with Transportation Choices Coalition's Shefali Ranganathan

Friday, September 23, 2016

Streaming at NACTO Designing Cities

Starting Monday we will be at the NACTO Designing Cities Conference in Seattle.  We'll be live streaming some of the sessions in audio.  If you'd like to listen in, check my twitter feed for times and come back here to listen using the player below.

ALERT: The 11:45 session will start at 12:10 unless you want to hear everyone eating lunch.

TheOverheadWire is on Mixlr

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Podcast: A Different Look at Transportation with Rob Puentes

Our guest this week is Rob Puentes of the Eno Center for Transportation, an organization that has focused on better transportation outcomes for 95 years. Rob touches on a number of topics that we don’t usually explore in-depth, like aviation, freight, and coordinating automated vehicle policy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Podcast: The Vancouver Model with Brent Toderian

Former chief planner for Vancouver BC Brent Toderian joins the podcast to talk about cities and urbanism.  We have a fun discussion about city rankings as well as talk about planning for the Olympics.  Check it out!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Podcast: Putting Dallas Back Together Again

Patrick Kennedy comes on the podcast this week to talk about what’s going on in Dallas. We discuss the highway removal campaign known as A New Dallas and the recent Texas DOT CityMap Plan to re-imagine the freeways and roads in the city’s downtown. We also discuss downtown subways, urban politics, why existing walkable neighborhoods matter to new walkable neighborhoods, and what’s going on with plans for the Trinity River.