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.
Rob McInerney, International Road Assessment Program – Improving Global Roadway Safety with the Safe System Approach
Rob McInerney, CEO of the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about global roadway safety through the Safe System Approach, Vision Zero, and how those integrate into the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. He also highlights rural roadway safety, where a large portion of global fatalities are concentrated in run-off-the-road crashes, and discusses mobilizing positive change by designing roads for outcomes, versus standards, to bring deaths and serious injuries down to zero.
How Carmel, Indiana Became the "Roundabout Capital of the United States"
Jeremy Kashman, chief engineer and director of engineering for the City of Carmel, IN, USA, joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to talk about how his city became the "Roundabout Capital of the United States." With more than 140 existing roundabouts and more in the works, Kashman describes the process of installing these roundabouts and the benefits they provide, including decreased congestion, improved safety, and reduced emissions. Kashman also describes the public's reaction to the roundabouts, and provides insights for any jurisdictions considering installing the structures.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg – National Roadway Safety Strategy, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and More
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the Department of Transportation’s newly announced National Roadway Safety Strategy, which utilizes the Safe System Approach to achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries on roadways. She also shares the administration’s plans and perspective on transportation-related goals for the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, as well as how equitable outcomes are a major priority for implementing this historic legislation.
Moving Innovation to Practice with Gregory D. Winfree, J.D. – Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Gregory D. Winfree, Agency Director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast to discuss the impact of innovative approaches in transportation and how they can address real-world challenges and improve safety. He highlights emergent trends and technologies having an impact on the industry, and shares more about TTI’s ongoing safety efforts to improve roadways and reduce serious injuries and fatalities.
2023 ITE VP Candidate Q&A Full Audio
Question 10 - Beyond ITE
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