The Institute of Transportation Engineers will bring you conversations with thought leaders in transportation on the future of the industry on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
A Safer, More Equitable Post-COVID Future for Transportation – Eulois Cleckley, Denver DOT Executive Director and NACTO President
Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of the Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure in Colorado, USA, discusses how he helped launch a new transportation and infrastructure department in a large urban city. Cleckley, who serves as president of both the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) as well as the Colorado Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), also shares insights on how cities are working together to achieve safer, more equitable environments for all road users in a post-COVID environment. Finally, he touches on an upcoming career move this summer to Miami-Dade County in Florida, USA as its new Director and CEO of Transportation and Public Works.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices: Looking Back, Looking Forward with Jeff Lindley, P.E., ITE Chief Technical Officer
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has been around for nearly 100 years, and is the federal standard for regulation of all things signs, markings, and signals in the U.S. transportation system. But how has the Manual changed throughout the years, and how has ITE played a role in influencing those changes? ITE Deputy Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer Jeff Lindley joins the podcast to demystify these issues. He also describes ITE's response to the current Notice of Proposed Amendments issued by FHWA, which is expected to result in a new edition of the Manual, the first to be issued since 2009.
2020 Motor Vehicle Fatalities Estimates and COVID-19 Safety with Lorraine Martin, National Safety Council President and CEO
Lorraine Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC), discusses the NSC 2020 Motor Vehicle Fatalities preliminary data, which estimate that as many as 42,060 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. That marks an 8 percent increase over 2019 in a year where people drove significantly less frequently because of the pandemic. She also talks about workplace safety guidelines issued by NSC during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they were utilized by employers.
Ryan Russo, OakDOT Director – Lessons Learned from the Slow Streets Program
Ryan Russo, Director at the Oakland Department of Transportation in California, USA, discusses the city’s Slow Streets program and the challenges of meeting the community’s transportation needs during COVID-19. He also highlights the department’s strategic plan, including the establishment of a Racial Equity team that works to address inequities, build trust within the community, and make transportation more accessible for all. Russo is also a keynote speaker at ITE’s Virtual Technical Conference in March.
INRIX President and CEO Bryan Mistele Talks Transforming Transportation with Big Data
Bryan Mistele, President and CEO of INRIX, talks about the impact of big data and data analytics on the transportation sector, including how his company utilizes real-time information to improve location-based insights for companies, cities, and road authorities around the world.
Question 10 - Beyond ITE
We’d like to give our listeners a little perspective on you beyond your work and ITE. Can you give us some insights on what you like to do when you are not focused on transportation?
Great to have but....
As an experienced transportation ENGINEER I am hopeful that the topics in the podcast get into transportation engineering and not planning. We have to work with planners on certain aspects but the day to day engineering of projects requires discussion of engineering topics and how to improve our field. Hope topics are more engineering related in the future