ITE Talks Transportation is a collaboration between ITE and Bernie Wagenblast, founder and editor of the Transportation Communication Newsletter and host of Transportation Radio. Each month, a new podcast features a thought leader within the transportation industry. In keeping with #transportationtuesday, a new episode will be available the 4th Tuesday of every month.
Alex Argudin, CEO, Miami Parking Authority – Parking Trends, Challenges, and Innovations
Alex Argudin, CEO of the Miami Parking Authority in Florida, USA, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about parking trends and challenges in a densely populated city, how Miami is utilizing parking more efficiently and effectively, and how these trends are affecting other urban areas. Alex, who is Chair-Elect of the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI), also discusses some of the changes that have impacted the parking industry since COVID, how curb priorities have changed, and how equity and sustainability factor into parking decisions.
Bidding Farewell to ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati
After 8 years of service, ITE Executive Director and CEO Jeff Paniati is retiring at the end of October. He joins the podcast to reflect on his storied career in transportation, including his many years at the Federal Highway Administration and his tenure at ITE. He also shares his hopes and vision for the future of the organization, and a bit about what he plans to do upon retirement.
Gabe Klein, Executive Director, U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation: Moving Transportation Electrification Forward in the U.S.
Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about transportation electrification in the United States. He discusses how his newly created office is working to help deploy its share of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build out infrastructure across the country to support various aspects of electrification, and how local and state entities can take advantage of the funding. He also talks about the technological advances taking place in the space and how data sharing will help expand the advantages of adopting electrification.
People-Oriented Design: An International Perspective – Bas Govers, Senior Urban Mobility Consultant, Goudappel
Bas Govers, Senior Urban Mobility Consultant, Goudappel, The Netherlands, joins the podcast to share insights on creating sustainably safe and comfortable people-oriented spaces that promote mobility. He talks about the evolution of his country over the past 50 years to become more biking and pedestrian friendly, and how they’ve addressed the challenges and lessons learned that come along with accommodating these users. Govers was a part of the Tuesday Plenary Panel Session in Portland, OR, USA at the ITE Annual Meeting in August titled “Creating People-Oriented Communities.”
From Student to Younger Member: ITE’s Roadmap to Success – Anamaria Torres, Sr. Transportation Engineer, Stantec
ITE younger member Anamaria Torres, P.E., PTOE joins the podcast to talk about the wealth of opportunities within ITE for both student and younger members ITE provides for this population. A Senior Transportation Engineer at Stantec, Anamaria talks about the value of not just building her transportation knowledge within the organization, but also her networking and leadership skills. As Co-Chair of ITE's premier leadership program LeadershipITE, Anamaria conveys how ITE helps younger members find their path as leaders within the industry, giving them the tools to succeed. She also shares advice for any student or younger member looking to get more involved within ITE or anyone wanting to join.
Richard Montanez, Deputy Commissioner of Transportation, City of Philadelphia – Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Program
Richard Montanez, Deputy Commissioner of Transportation for the City of Philadelphia, PA, USA, joins the podcast to talk about the Safe Streets and Roads for All Program (SS4A) and how the city plans to use the $30 million grant award it recently received from the U.S. Department of Transportation funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. He describes the unique safety challenges faced by the city, and discusses the planned multimodal safety improvements for several of the city's streets and traffic infrastructure, as well as the updates for Philadelphia's Vision Zero Capital Plan.
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