Our ability to get from Point A to Point B is something lots of us take for granted. But transporting people and products across town or across the country every day is neither simple nor easy. Join us as we explore the challenges on Thinking Transportation, a podcast about how we get ourselves — and the things we need — from one place to another. Every other week, an expert from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute or other special guest will help us dig deep on a wide range of topics. Find out more: https://tti.tamu.edu/thinking-transportation/
Can Imperiled Creatures Survive and Thrive amid Widespread Roadway Construction?
The well-being of creatures protected under the Endangered Species Act is a high priority for transportation agencies. That’s good for the critters, and for agency operations as well.
Can Solar Panels in Highway ROW Be the Next Big Step in Renewable Energy?
In using roadsides for the collection of solar power, can we succeed in achieving both environmental and economic goals? It all depends on how you define “success.”
We Rank the 2,138 Most Congested Roads in Texas. Is your daily drive on the list?
Traffic congestion is relative, because what constitutes gridlock depends a lot on where you live. Clearly, though, it’s no longer just a big city problem.
Revisited--Big and Bright: The view from TxDOT CEO Marc Williams’ Chair.
As we gather for the 97th Annual Transportation Short Course, we're revisiting our interview with Texas Department of Transportation CEO Marc Williams from approximately one year ago. Despite some Texas-sized mobility challenges and worldwide supply-chain obstacles, the guy in charge of the Texas Department of Transportation wants you to know he’s never been more optimistic about our transportation future.
Alone in the Crowd: Long-haul truckers fight isolation through satellite connections.
Thousands of long-haul truck drivers in America share a common and constant challenge of remoteness. They find insight and community through the vast reach of satellite radio.
When Mobility Needs Are Like Snowflakes: TTI’s outposts focus on singular urban challenges.
It’s been said that all politics is local. Given the unique nature of major population centers everywhere, the same could be said for transportation.
Interesting and insightful!
It’s always intriguing to hear the perspectives of leaders and innovators in their respective fields, and I think that this podcast does a great job at bringing on folks who have interesting things to say about their work. I enjoy listening to these professionals, and I learn something new each episode! Great job, Bernie!
Transportation podcasts are what I am here for...
Great initial effort, although I have to say there was a little bit of a tease that Robert Earl Keen might have had more influence on the show with that first title. Looking forward to more insights from leaders in the industry