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A podcast about mobility, technology, people, and the policies that affect all of them. Hosted by: Greg Rogers of Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), Greg Rodriguez of Stantec, and Pete Gould of Shared Mobility Strategies.

The Mobility Podcast The Mobility Podcast

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A podcast about mobility, technology, people, and the policies that affect all of them. Hosted by: Greg Rogers of Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE), Greg Rodriguez of Stantec, and Pete Gould of Shared Mobility Strategies.

    #069: Kyle Rowe, Spin

    #069: Kyle Rowe, Spin

    #069: Kyle Rowe, Spin

    A few years ago, Kyle Rowe helped to write the the first dockless bikeshare framework in the U.S. when he was at the Seattle Department of Transportation. As the Global Head of Government Partnerships at Spin, today Kyle works with the public sector on continuing to bring micromobility services to the public.

    In this episode - originally recorded in May 2020 - Kyle joined Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould to discuss the origins of city-level micromobility regulations, the value of micromobility services, and how to build our mobility system back better after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Keep up with Spin here: https://blog.spin.pm/

    And, as always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @CatapultPolicy, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 43 min
    #068: Dr. Richard Ezike, Urban Institute - Equity, Mobility, & COVID-19

    #068: Dr. Richard Ezike, Urban Institute - Equity, Mobility, & COVID-19

    Dr. Richard Ezike of the Urban Institute joined us for a deep-dive into transportation equity, the impacts of COVID-19 on personal mobility, and how social distancing measures have contributed to greater public participation in local decision-making for some communities.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Four Ways to Equitably Manage Public Transit Options in a Crisis https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/four-ways-equitably-manage-public-transit-options-crisis

    UCS Report: Where Are Self-Driving Cars Taking Us? https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/where-are-self-driving-cars-taking-us

    Follow Richard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrRCEzike

    And, as always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @SharedMobilityS, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #067: The Man in the (Mobility) Mirror

    #067: The Man in the (Mobility) Mirror

    After a short hiatus, we return the first episode with just our co-hosts - Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould - in over a year. We caught up to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the transportation sector and why the question is not what will happen after the pandemic is overcome - but what *must* happen to get people back to work safely and reduce the negative externalities of our mobility networks.

    As always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @SharedMobilityS, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 48 min
    #066: Laura Schewel, Founder & CEO, Streetlight Data (at TRB 2020)

    #066: Laura Schewel, Founder & CEO, Streetlight Data (at TRB 2020)

    How can big data change the way we plan? Can that data be collected and used without violating privacy and consumer trust? And what is the Bradley Cooper problem?

    Laura Schewel, Founder and CEO of Streetlight Data, joined SAFE Greg, Stantec Greg, and Shared Mobility Pete to dig into these questions and more at the 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

    Learn more at StreetlightData.com

    Check out Laura’s Ted Talk: https://youtu.be/C8hF8y-XpVY

    Follow Streetlight Data on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StreetLightData

    And, as always, you can also keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @SharedMobilityS, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 39 min
    #065: David Estrada, Nuro

    #065: David Estrada, Nuro

    This month, NHTSA approved the first-ever exemption of a fully autonomous vehicle from three specific federal motor vehicle safety standards that were clearly unnecessary for a driverless vehicle carrying goods (windshields, mirrors, and rear-facing cameras). David Estrada, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Nuro, to talk about how the company navigated the exemption process, the future of driverless deliveries, and a discussion of how to modernize the regulatory framework to enable newer and safer vehicle form factors.

    Learn more about Nuro here: https://nuro.ai/

    And, as always, you can also keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @ MobilityPodcast, @ AVGregR, @ SharedMobilityS, @ SmarterTranspo.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #064: The Magic (Electric & Automated) School Bus - Jason Hanlin & Nathaniel Horadam, CTE (TRB 2020)

    #064: The Magic (Electric & Automated) School Bus - Jason Hanlin & Nathaniel Horadam, CTE (TRB 2020)

    Jason Hanlin and Nathaniel Horadam from The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) joined SAFE Greg and Pete at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting for a wide-ranging discussion around buses and technology. In this episode we explored:
    -The rapid growth of bus electrification across the country
    -Why electric school buses are having their moment
    -Vehicle-to-grid applications for electric buses
    -The challenges for bus automation
    -The use case for bus teleoperation
    -And much, much more!

    Learn more about CTE here: https://cte.tv/

    Find Nathaniel Horadam on Twitter: @ NW_Horadam

    And, as always, you can also keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @ MobilityPodcast, @ AVGregR, @ SharedMobilityS, @ SmarterTranspo.

    • 38 min

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