30 episodes

A podcast focused on topics related to the field of transportation, sustainability, and economic development in New Jersey. Each show focuses on issues that are instrumental to mobility not only in Middlesex County but across New Jersey. Leading experts will join us sharing their insight and expertise on various topics including electric vehicles and their role in mobility, climate change, and its impact on our economy, bike and pedestrian safety, and its impact on infrastructure, placing making and its impact on our community and much much more.

Mobility Matters Keep Middlesex Moving

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A podcast focused on topics related to the field of transportation, sustainability, and economic development in New Jersey. Each show focuses on issues that are instrumental to mobility not only in Middlesex County but across New Jersey. Leading experts will join us sharing their insight and expertise on various topics including electric vehicles and their role in mobility, climate change, and its impact on our economy, bike and pedestrian safety, and its impact on infrastructure, placing making and its impact on our community and much much more.

    Meet the Women Leading New Jersey's Transportation Management Associations (TMAs).

    Meet the Women Leading New Jersey's Transportation Management Associations (TMAs).

    “Behind every great woman... is another great woman.” 
    -Kate Hodges


    New Jersey is the only state in which every county is served by a transportation management association (TMA). New Jersey's TMAs provide sustainable transportation solutions to commuters, businesses, and communities and also serve as Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinators. 


    While the transportation field is male-dominated, five of New Jersey's eight TMA executive directors are women. To honor Women in Transportation and Women’s History Month, KMM's Acting Executive Director Roberta Karpinecz talks with Rhonda Urkowitz of Cross County Connections, Donna Allison of RideWise, Tara Shepherd of GoHunterdon, and Cheryl Kastrenakes of Greater Mercer TMA about their organizations and personal journeys to becoming respected leaders in transportation demand management (TDM).


    To learn more about New Jersey's TMAs and to find your local agency, visit https://www.tmacouncilnj.org/ 


    #tma #trasportationmanagementassociation #nj #newjersey #transportation #saferoutestoschool #pedestriansafety #bicyclesafety #mobility #equitabletransportation #middlesexcountynj #transportationdemandmanagement #TDM


    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 41 min
    NJ Electric School Bus Program

    NJ Electric School Bus Program

    On this episode of Mobility Matters, Hosts Arlene Holt and Christopher Gonda speak with Doug O'Malley, State Director for Environment New Jersey, and Melissa Evanego, Bureau Chief for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), about the Electric School Bus Grant Program. 

    We talk about the environmental and health benefits of converting diesel school buses to electric fleets and the NJDEP Electric School Bus Grant Program that will open on February 1, 2024.   The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) announced the availability of the Electric School Bus Grant Program, which will provide $15 million per year for three years. NJ DEP will host a series of three webinars introducing the program and its components. Interested applicants are encouraged to register and attend these webinars.

    Links to Resources discussed on the podcast:
    Environment New Jersey
    ABCs of Electric School Buses
    NJ DEP Electric School Bus Program


    #electricvehicles #electricschoolbus #EV #sustainability #climatechange #cleanair #airpollution #nj #newjersey #electricschoolbusgrantprogram #njdep #environment #environmentnj #airquality #schools #safety





    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 32 min
    2023 Wrap and Conversation with Executive Director Bill Neary

    2023 Wrap and Conversation with Executive Director Bill Neary

    Under KMM's longest-serving Executive Director, Bill Neary, KMM has evolved from a rideshare matching service for commuters to an organization that has greatly expanded to include programs on bicycle and pedestrian safety education, resources for older adults, and collaboration on important transportation safety projects with regional partners, municipalities, businesses, and other community organizations. However, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. And so, with a little sadness for us and happiness for Bill, we wish him the best during his well-deserved retirement. We look back at Bill's 18 years at KMM and discuss the organization's past and present and his hope for the future of KMM.

    Mobility Matters Podcast will be back in 2024!  

    #mobilitymatterspodcast #Farewell #billneary #tma #middlesexcountynj


    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 21 min
    Season 3, Episode 4: Congestion Pricing with Carter Rubin from the Natural Resources Defense Council

    Season 3, Episode 4: Congestion Pricing with Carter Rubin from the Natural Resources Defense Council

    There has been a lot of discussion surrounding congestion pricing here in the NY/NJ Tri-state area, as NYC prepares to vote on a plan to implement congestion pricing to reduce congestion and bolster mass transit use. So what exactly is congestion pricing and how will it impact New Jerseyans?  In this episode of KMM's Mobility Matters Podcast, hosts Chris Gonda and Bill Neary talk with Carter Rubin, Senior Transportation Lead for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), about what congestion pricing is and how it impacts surrounding areas.

    Carter Rubin earned his Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he focused on transportation, land use, and parking. He has written a number of publications on the future of mobility and has been a guest on Colorado Public Radio, Insider, Marketplace, and Streetsblog USA, among others.

    To learn more about Carter Rubin and his work as a mobility and climate advocate, visit his website at www.carterrubin.com, or follow Carter on X, or LinkedIn.

    Visit NRDC to learn about their work on environmental, equity justice, and other important issues related to climate change and action.

    #congestionpricing #congestionpricingnyc #climatechange #transit #MTA #NYMTA #traffic #newjersey #middlesexcountynj #nyc #nyccommute #commuter #njtransit #masstransit 


    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 41 min
    Season 3, Episode 3- Fionnuala Quinn from Discover Traffic Gardens

    Season 3, Episode 3- Fionnuala Quinn from Discover Traffic Gardens

    What is a traffic garden? During the spring of 2023, KMM worked with Discover Traffic Gardens to create a plan for an East Brunswick Safety Town. In this episode, Arlene Holt and Chris Gonda talk with Fionnuala Quinn, founder of Discover Traffic Gardens, about her journey to becoming a highly regarded and sought-after expert in all things traffic gardens. Fionnuala also shares how her work with the Junior Engineer-in-Training program formed the basis for activities used to engage children in the traffic garden design process and why we must include children in the discussion when designing roads for all users.

    To learn more about Discover Traffic Gardens, visit www.trafficgardens.com. 

    #trafficgardens #completestreets #saferoutestoschool #srts #safetytown #bikeped #safestreetsforall #middlesexcountyNJ #newjersey #eastbrunswicknj 


    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 48 min
    Season 3, Episode 2- A discussion with Montclair Bike Bus Co-Founder Jessica Tillyer

    Season 3, Episode 2- A discussion with Montclair Bike Bus Co-Founder Jessica Tillyer

    Bike Bus! You've seen the videos all over TikTok and Instagram of large groups of smiling children riding their bicycles to school. From Portland, Oregon, to Montclair, New Jersey, the bike bus is the fun, new (old) way to get to school. October is Bike and Walk to School month, and in this episode, we talk with Jessica Tillyer, co-founder of the Montclair Bike Bus, as she shares her knowledge to help others organize a bike bus in their communities. Jessica gets candid about the group's work to overcome obstacles and hopes that this movement leads to better bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure so everyone can get around safely without needing automobiles. To learn more about the Montclair Bike Bus, visit www.montclairbikebus.org or their Instagram & TikTok accounts.

    #Bikebus #montclairbikebus #biketoschool #allbodiesonbikes #safestreets #Bikelife #Saferoutestoschool #SRTS #Bikemoredriveless #Saferoutestoschoolnj #Montclair #Bikeandwalktoschoolday #Bikeandwalktoschoolmonth #Safestreets4all #Visionzero 


    Keep Middlesex Moving is Middlesex County, NJ's non-profit transportation management association (TMA). To learn more about us visit www.kmm.org. You can also find us on our social media platforms:

    Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and YouTube

    Mobility Matters Podcast is created and produced by Keep Middlesex Moving, Inc.

    Editing, sound mixing, and co-produced by Bert Baron.

    • 45 min

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