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Conversations, news and legislative updates. We promote the vitality and safety of Wisconsin's transportation system, including highways, public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads.

TDA: On The Go Podcast Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin

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Conversations, news and legislative updates. We promote the vitality and safety of Wisconsin's transportation system, including highways, public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads.

    TDA On The Go 54 - Checking In At The Appleton Airport

    TDA On The Go 54 - Checking In At The Appleton Airport

    What a difference four years makes!
    In the latest On The Go episode, Debby Jackson speaks with Abe Weber, director of the Appleton International Airport (ATW). These two last chatted on the podcast in May 2020, in the early days of the pandemic when the future of air travel was uncertain.
    Over the past four years, Appleton International Airport has experienced a significant surge in passengers. Weber attributes the growth to pent-up demand, the return of business travelers, and airline partners' introduction of new routes at ATW. They also discuss the airport's expansion and the ATW team's commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience.

    • 10 min
    TDA On The Go 53 - New Maps, New Opportunities

    TDA On The Go 53 - New Maps, New Opportunities

    Brian Fraley, president of and owner of Edge Messaging, again joins TDA Executive Director Debby Jackson on the On The Go podcast. In this episode, Debby and Brian cover the timely topic of Wisconsin's new state legislative maps.
    The two chat about what we know and what we need to learn about the new maps and the potential opportunities for grassroots groups like TDA.

    • 25 min
    TDA On The Go 52 - Riding The Rails

    TDA On The Go 52 - Riding The Rails

    Scott Rogers, the vice president of governmental affairs at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, joins TDA Executive Director Debby Jackson on the latest On The Go podcast to talk about passenger rail.
    Scott and Debby discuss the economic benefits of passenger rail for the region and the recently announced federal grants to study passenger rail in the state. Jackson also takes the opportunity to get tips for long-distance train trips from Rogers, a longtime train traveler.
     
    Notes:
    Business Coalition for Passenger Rail - List and sign on form
    Email: rogers@eauclairechamber.org
    Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - 2024 Business Issues Agenda
    30th Annual Chippewa Valley Rally
    Economic Impact of Missouri's River Runner service (MoDOT)
    Creating the new Normal: How trains transformed one Midwestern town (HSR Alliance)
    WisDOT - Wisconsin Passenger Rail
    FRA Corridor Identification and Development Program
    Rail Passengers Association
    West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition
    Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission
    Amtrak Guest Rewards
    Amtrak's Empire Builder - Facebook Group

    • 19 min
    TDA On The Go 51 - Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson

    TDA On The Go 51 - Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson, serving as the 2024 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) president, joins TDA Executive Director Debby Jackson on the On The Go podcast.
    Thompson talks about the department's work and accomplishments during his five years at WisDOT and the plans and priorities for the year ahead. They also discuss his priorities for AASHTO and what he has learned about the transportation challenges states face - the similarities and differences - by working with his colleagues in other states.
    Safety is an integral part of Thompson's objectives. Jackson and Thompson also touch on transportation funding, including states' progress on a longer-term solution for shoring up lost gas tax productivity.

    • 14 min
    TDA On The Go 50 - The One About The TDA On The Go Podcast

    TDA On The Go 50 - The One About The TDA On The Go Podcast

    It's episode #50 of TDA's On The Go podcast! The microphone is turned in this special episode as Dan Deibert of Edge Messaging interviews TDA Executive Director Debby Jackson.
    Debby looks back to the first On The Go episode recorded in February 2019. She shares the original inspiration behind the podcast, recollects some of her favorite moments, and looks to future topics.
    On The Go continues to share incredible transportation stories across the state, thanks to supporters like you.

    • 16 min
    TDA On The Go 49 - Meet Patrick Vander Sanden

    TDA On The Go 49 - Meet Patrick Vander Sanden

    Patrick Vander Sanden, who assumed the role of executive director of the Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) earlier this year, joins TDA Executive Director Debby Jackson on the latest On The Go podcast. Patrick explains the plans and priorities for his organization and shares some of what has surprised him since he assumed his new role. He also emphasizes that he looks to collaborate with other stakeholders to further transportation in Wisconsin.

    • 14 min

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