Ex-Lehigh Valley Railroad Employee Revisits Train Line on Amtrak Autumn Express

While there were approximately 1,300 people on the Amtrak Autumn Express this weekend, one woman had a special reason to take the train. Jeanne Remmel of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania once worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The Amtrak train traveled along parts of the old LVRR in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Transportation Radio spoke with Jeanne about her experience.

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Jeanne Remmel

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Amtrak Autumn Express Brings Passenger Train to New Lines for a Weekend

For the fourth year in a row, Amtrak’s Autumn Express brought passenger trains to lines that haven’t seen such service in decades. The fourteen car trains were filled with people eager to see the countryside and excited to travel places they can’t go. Chris Jagodzinski, Amtrak‘s vice president of operations, sat down with Transportation Radio on board the train as it raced across the fields of Pennsylvania.

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Chris Jagodzinski  (photo courtesy of John DiPietro)

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FM Radio Station One Unique Way Maryland Transit Administration Keeps Its Riders Informed

The Maryland Transit Administration may be the only transit agency in the country to have its own radio station, WTTZ. It’s just one of the innovations the MTA uses to keep its riders informed. CEO Paul Comfort talks with Transportation Radio about the various methods it uses to keep the communication lines open.

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Paul W. Comfort

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Sound Transit: Communication Challenges in a High-Tech Capital

The Seattle area is headquarters to a number of high-tech companies, including well-known firms such as Amazon, Microsoft and Inrix. Those companies also attract a number of young workers. It’s against that backdrop that Sound Transit has to plan and measure its communication efforts. Tim Healy is the Marketing and Creative Services Director for the transit agency and he spoke with Transportation Radio about how they meet that challenge.

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Tim Healy

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ITE Talks Transportation: Thea Walsh Discusses Columbus’ Win of Smart City Challenge

In June, USDOT announced the winner of the hotly-contested Smart City Challenge. Of the 78 applicants, Columbus, Ohio was selected. One of the key players in Columbus’ application was the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. Thea Walsh serves as the agency’s¬†Director of Transportation Systems and Funding.

On this month’s ITE Talks Transportation podcast she discusses what Columbus and its partners did to win and what they’ve already learned as they begin the project.

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Thea Walsh

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High-Tech at the Port Authority of NY & NJ

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey operates some of the busiest transportation facilities in the world. Additionally, they also cover many modes, including bridges, tunnels, airports, bus terminals, ports and rail. Pat Foye is the agency’s executive director and in an address to the annual meeting of ITS New Jersey he talked about what the agency is doing with technology. Following his address he spoke with Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast.

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Patrick J. Foye

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