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A podcast about mobility, technology, and people. We analyze federal, state, and local transportation policies and interview the experts that shape them. Hosted by Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould.

The Mobility Podcast The Mobility Podcast

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A podcast about mobility, technology, and people. We analyze federal, state, and local transportation policies and interview the experts that shape them. Hosted by Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould.

    #075: Senator Tammy Duckworth

    #075: Senator Tammy Duckworth

    We're honored to welcome U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth to the podcast to discuss a bipartisan bill she recently introduced, the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act of 2021. The ASAP Act would establish a federal grant program to support legacy transit and commuter rail authorities to upgrade existing stations to meet or exceed accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Learn more about the ASAP Act here: https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/news/press-releases/duckworth-brown-and-casey-introduce-legislation-to-make-public-transit-more-accessible

    You can follow Sen. Duckworth's work on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenDuckworth

    As always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @Pete_Gould, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 17 min
    #074: Pete Buttigieg's Nomination Hearing

    #074: Pete Buttigieg's Nomination Hearing

    Pete Buttigieg appeared before Congress today for an overwhelmingly positive nomination hearing, where he garnered wide bipartisan support. In this episode, Greg Rogers, Greg Rodriguez, and Pete Gould provide a rapid recap and analysis of the hearing, and a discussion of the political appointees who have been announced so far.

    And for newcomers to the transportation policy world and the podcast, we also provide some quick explanations of federal transportation programs, policies, and financing issues that came up during the hearing.

    As always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @Pete_Gould, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 41 min
    #073: Beth Osborne, Transportation for America

    #073: Beth Osborne, Transportation for America

    Buckle up! We kicked off this year with an engaging hour-long discussion of transportation policy with Beth Osborne, Director of Transportation for America. We discuss a huge range of topics, including:
    -How Secretary Pete Buttigieg's USDOT could improve transportation decision-making;
    -Beth's recommendations for writing an impactful surface transportation reauthorization this year that actually helps put people to work;
    -How to pay for the next reauthorization;
    -Why we need to combine electrification with good land use and better planning to achieve our sustainability goals.

    You can access T4A's recent reports, including Driving Down Emissions, on their website: https://t4america.org/

    Follow Beth and T4A on Twitter: @BethOsborneT4A and @T4America

    And, as always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @CatapultPolicy, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 58 min
    #072: PennDOT Sec. Yassmin Gramian

    #072: PennDOT Sec. Yassmin Gramian

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian has worked to ensure that the state's transportation infrastructure keeps frontline workers moving while connecting people with essentials. Greg, Greg, and Pete caught up with Secretary Gramian at the end of 2020 to discuss how to carry forward all of the year's lessons for equity, the value of active transportation, and the importance of public transit for essential workers and vulnerable communities.

    • 36 min
    #071: Post-Election Analysis - Amtrak Joe, Climate Change, and Lessons from 2020

    #071: Post-Election Analysis - Amtrak Joe, Climate Change, and Lessons from 2020

    President-elect Biden ran on a platform that promised bold action on climate change, including major investments in sustainable transportation. In this episode, Pete and the Gregs Rodriguez and Rogers discuss how the Biden-Harris Administration could take to reduce transportation emissions and explore ideas for improving transportation decision-making.

    We also discuss the prospects for the FAST Act reauthorization in 2021, USDOT's progress in preparing for emerging technologies over the past 4 years, and how to implement all of the lessons learned in 2020.

    As always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @CatapultPolicy, @SmarterTranspo.

    • 49 min
    #070: Achieving Equity in Transportation - Henry Greenidge, NYU McSilver Institute

    #070: Achieving Equity in Transportation - Henry Greenidge, NYU McSilver Institute

    Henry Greenidge joins Pete Gould and Greg Rogers for an enlightening discussion about how to advance equity in not only transportation policy and planning, but also the technologies and services that will define the future of mobility. We discuss whether transportation network companies (TNCs) have been a net benefit for equity, the intersection between mobility and Black Lives Matter, food access and mobility, and the potential for AVs could advance opportunity and equity in the future.

    Henry is a Fellow in Residence at NYU McSilver Institute, where he’s focused on the intersection between transportation, race, and poverty. Previously, Henry worked in the public sector, at New York City DOT and USDOT, and the private sector, at Cruise Automation. 

    Follow Henry on Twitter at @HenryLGreenidge

    And, as always, you can keep up with the Mobility Podcast on Twitter: @MobilityPodcast, @AVGregR, @CatapultPolicy, @SmarterTranspo.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Joe for democracy ,

Team Pete was arrived...

...and we will support Pete in creating a visionary and green transportation plan for America. He will be a transformational secretary of DOT.

Mjfbuzz ,

#TeamPete shout out

Fellow #TeamPete/Barnstormer members alerted our group on your pod, so my first listen was Pete’s hearing recap episode. I appreciated all of the guys and their enthusiasm for all things transportation. Looking forward to listening and better understanding transportation policy and how it affects our daily lives. One slight correction... while we’re on the #PeteTrain due to his nomination to SecDOT, the proper collective term for Pete stans is #TeamPete. Keep up the good work. I’ll be listening.

PodMob ,

Worth the listen

I discovered Mobility Podcast after they reached out to Pete supporters online. I’ve only listened to one episode—and I’m definitely a transportation novice—but I found its casual approach to wonky issues very informative. I hope they take questions from Twitter as we move forward.

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