Futurist Garry Golden – How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of the Transportation Industry

Futurist Garry Golden shares how he sees the global COVID-19 pandemic shaping future outcomes for the transportation industry as a whole and for professionals. Garry was a Plenary Speaker at the 2020 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibition and the session was sponsored by the ITE Consultants Council.

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Hawaii DOT’s Focus on Organizational Resiliency

Hawaii is no stranger to natural disasters — over the course of several months between 2018-2019, the state faced flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions. In this episode of the AASHTO ETAP Podcast, Ed Sniffen, Hawaii DOT deputy director for Highways, explains how HDOT plans and prepares to ensure organizational resilience.

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Arizona DOT’s Innovative Approach to Virtual Public Involvement

One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the temporary end to the traditional public meeting. Most of these gatherings have become virtual. On AASHTO’s ETAP Podcast, Arizona DOT’s Steve Olmsted, senior program manager, discusses ways in which his agency has approached the challenge of engaging the public and moving forward projects during a time of social distancing.

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Self-Driving Technology and Safety with David Harkey

David Harkey, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) and two new studies conducted by the traffic safety research organizations. The first study cites data that illustrate the growing benefits of advanced driver assistance systems; the second reveals possible limits of automated systems in reducing crashes. He also addresses criticisms of the second study, and discusses the future of safety and CAVs.

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The Impact of Innovation on MaaS/MOD with Vincent Valdes

Vincent Valdes joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about the role of mobility as a service (MaaS) and mobility on demand (MOD) in public transit and how innovation can improve travel for users and transportation networks as a whole. The podcast was recorded while Vince was at the FTA Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation. This summer, he transitioned roles to become president and CEO of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

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A Minnesota Perspective on Environmental Sustainability

Minnesota DOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher talks about her state’s perspectives on environmental sustainability. Commissioner Anderson Kelliher, who serves as chairperson of AASHTO’s Committee on Environment and Sustainability, says that her state looks for the “triple bottom line” when evaluating sustainability – how it affects the health of people, and how it impacts the environment and the economy.

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The Safe System Approach with Robert Wunderlich, P.E.

Robert Wunderlich, P.E., ITE Fellow and Director of the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses the Safe System approach to reducing serious injuries and fatalities on roadways. He highlights the various aspects of the Safe System, including roadway design that reduces user error and lowers impact forces, and explains what transportation professionals can do to help implement a Safe System approach.

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ETAP Podcast: Exploring The Ray, An Interview with Allie Kelly

The ETAP Podcast’s inaugural episode features an interview with Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. Georgia’s innovative smart highway is the nation’s first public-private-philanthropic partnership. The podcast is presented by AASHTO’s (American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials) Environmental Technical Assistance Program.

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The Impacts of COVID-19 on Public Transit with Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and CEO

Paul Skoutelas, President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, discusses both the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit and how the industry is responding, as well as how funding from the CARES Act will be used to assist transit agencies throughout the recovery.

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