25 episodes

Welcome to the Rail~Volution Podcast. Rail~Volution is a network and an annual conference focused on ways that communities leverage major transit investments (including rail, bus rapid transit, bus, as well as bicycling walking, sharing and emerging options) to connect people with employers and neighborhoods. With the Rail~Volution Podcast, we're delving deeper into aspects of building livable communities, with special focus on equity and community participation.

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Welcome to the Rail~Volution Podcast. Rail~Volution is a network and an annual conference focused on ways that communities leverage major transit investments (including rail, bus rapid transit, bus, as well as bicycling walking, sharing and emerging options) to connect people with employers and neighborhoods. With the Rail~Volution Podcast, we're delving deeper into aspects of building livable communities, with special focus on equity and community participation.

    Episode 25: Bus Yard Housing

    Episode 25: Bus Yard Housing

    This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we are chatting with Adrienne Heim and Rafe Rabalais from the SFMTA about the Potrero Yard electric bus and housing project. We chat about modernization, planning, electricity use and much much more!

    • 46 min
    Episode 24: Toward a Car-Optional Miami

    Episode 24: Toward a Car-Optional Miami

    This month on the Rail~Volution podcast we are chatting with Alice Bravo and Carlos Cruz-Casas, Director and Assistant Director respectively of Miami Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works.  We chat about better buses, managing the right of way, privacy and data, and their contactless fare payment system.

    • 32 min
    Episode 23: Opportunities to Listen and Lead

    Episode 23: Opportunities to Listen and Lead

    This month we're joined by Grace Crunican, former GM at BART. Grace chats about her long and distinguished career as a leader in transportation and what it takes to lead, to mentor, and gives lessons for the next generation of advocates and public officials.

    • 49 min
    Episode 22: The Seeds of Rail~Volution

    Episode 22: The Seeds of Rail~Volution

    This month we're back at the 2019 Rail~Volution conference in Vancouver BC. We chat with GB Arrington and Steve Dotterer about the early days of Rail~Volution and what the conference has meant to transportation in the United States. They also tell stories about conferences past from when Al Gore came to Portland to having to move the conference date due to 9/11. Join us for a fun look at the past and the future. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 21: Stepping Back to Step Forward

    Episode 21: Stepping Back to Step Forward

    This month we're at the Rail~Volution conference and join the final plenary of Vancouver 2019.  Mac McCarthy of the Lincoln Institute, Lisa Bender, President of the City Council for Minneapolis, and Odetta MacLeish-White Managing Director of the Transformation Alliance. 
    The panel, moderated by Railvolution lifer GB Arrington discusses leadership, embracing the lived experience of riders, and to a small degree the future of the movement.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 20: Transit & Housing - Joint Development in Seattle

    Episode 20: Transit & Housing - Joint Development in Seattle

    This month on the Rail~Volution podcast, we're joined by Sound Transit's Deputy Executive Director for Land Use Planning and Development Brooke Belman, Land Use Planning Manager Sloan Dawson, and TOD Program Manager Thatcher Imboden to talk about how Sound Transit in the Seattle region coordinates land use and transportation decisions. They talk about the 80-80-80 program, managing timelines and expectations, and the future for the integration of transit investments with development.

    • 35 min

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