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Road Safety @ Rush Hour is a monthly podcast series discussing the latest topics and trends in roadway safety technology and innovation. Hosted by Bryan Delaney, Communications Coordinator at the Roadway Safety Foundation, Road Safety @ Rush Hour features conversations with some of the United States’ leaders in transportation innovation, technology, and roadway safety. From cutting edge infrastructure to autonomous vehicles to pedestrian safety and so much more, Road Safety @ Rush Hour will bring light to pressing transportation issues and topics from diverse perspectives.

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Road Safety @ Rush Hour is a monthly podcast series discussing the latest topics and trends in roadway safety technology and innovation. Hosted by Bryan Delaney, Communications Coordinator at the Roadway Safety Foundation, Road Safety @ Rush Hour features conversations with some of the United States’ leaders in transportation innovation, technology, and roadway safety. From cutting edge infrastructure to autonomous vehicles to pedestrian safety and so much more, Road Safety @ Rush Hour will bring light to pressing transportation issues and topics from diverse perspectives.

    Augmented & Virtual Reality for Roadway Safety and Design | Ep. 12

    Augmented & Virtual Reality for Roadway Safety and Design | Ep. 12

    On this episode, Road Safety @ Rush Hour Podcast host, Bryan Delaney sits down with Theo Agelopoulos, Senior Director of Infrastructure Business Strategy at Autodesk, Inc to discuss the role of Augmented and Virtual Reality in roadway design and transportation safety. Augmented reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live view often by using the camera on a smartphone, where as Virtual reality (VR) implies a complete immersion experience that shuts out the physical world. Agelopoulos discusses how these two technologies could positively impact infrastructure design and engineering.

    Agelopoulos and Delaney discuss the benefits of this technology for DOTs and how AR and VR will allow DOT officials to see the road design before it has actually been built, while also identifying potential safety issues before the physical environment is developed.



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    Smart Work Zone Technology: Using Real-time Information to Make Real-time Change | Ep. 11

    Smart Work Zone Technology: Using Real-time Information to Make Real-time Change | Ep. 11

    On this episode, Road Safety @ Rush Hour Podcast host, Bryan Delaney sits down with Brady Markell, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Street Smart Rental to discuss Smart Work Zone Technology. A "smart work zone system" is the application of computers, communications, and sensor technology to freeway transportation to better inform motorists, enhance safety for motorists and workers, and provide real-time information to motorists during incidents, temporary closures, or any unexpected conditions on the freeway.

    Markell and Delaney discuss the future of Smart Work Zones and how current Smart Work Zone technology can improve the safety of road users while traveling through work zones.



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    The Road to Zero Transportation Fatalities in Rural America | Ep. 10

    The Road to Zero Transportation Fatalities in Rural America | Ep. 10

    On this episode, Road Safety @ Rush Hour host, Bryan Delaney has a conversation with Jaime Sullivan, Director of National Center for Rural Road Safety, and Brian Roberts, of BCR Consulting, a partner of the National Center for Rural Road Safety, about rural road safety and the infrastructure countermeasures that can reduce crashes and fatalities.

    Additionally, Delaney, Sullivan, and Roberts discuss how autonomous vehicles will function on rural roads and what steps we must take to make sure rural roadways are ready for this new technology.
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    Perspectives From the President’s Cabinet: US Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater (Clinton Administration) | Ep. 9

    Perspectives From the President’s Cabinet: US Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater (Clinton Administration) | Ep. 9

    In this exclusive episode of Road Safety @ Rush Hour, Bryan Delaney sits down with Former US Transportation Secretary under the Clinton Administration, the Honorable Mr. Rodney Slater. Secretary Slater discusses leadership, how he found his passion for transportation at a young age, and shares stories from his time working as Transportation Secretary under President Clinton. 

    Delaney and Slater also take time to discuss roadway safety as a social equity issue and how infrastructure can play a role in who in a community can advance in society and who might be left out.
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    Can We End All Roadway Deaths in the U.S. by 2050? | Ep. 8

    Can We End All Roadway Deaths in the U.S. by 2050? | Ep. 8

    In this Road Safety @ Rush Hour Podcast episode, Bryan Delaney is joined by Lisa Robinson, Senior Program Manager, Transportation Safety at the National Safety Council to discuss distracted driving and the Road To Zero Movement (RTZ). 

    The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, laid out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan to address motor vehicle fatalities, which recently increased after years of decline. Delaney and Robinson discuss this initiative's success as well as provide answers to the questions of skeptics.
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    Perspectives From the President's Cabinet: US Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV (Reagan Administration) | Ep. 7

    Perspectives From the President's Cabinet: US Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV (Reagan Administration) | Ep. 7

    In this exclusive Road Safety @ Rush Hour Podcast episode, Bryan Delaney is joined by Former United States Secretary of Transportation (1987-1989), the Honorable James H. Burnley IV. 

    Secretary Burnley provides a glimpse into his experience working in President Reagan’s Cabinet as well as how transportation safety has changed and remained the same since his time as Secretary. Additionally, Secretary Burnley shares his insights and advice on leadership.  
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