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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/

Thinking Transportation: Engaging Conversations about Transportation Innovations Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

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/

    Is Public Transit Back to Pre-pandemic Normal? That depends on where you look.

    Is Public Transit Back to Pre-pandemic Normal? That depends on where you look.

    The transit industry is better equipped to work through a public health crisis than it was before COVID-19. And even as it faces persistent challenges, public transportation continues to play a central role in everyday mobility.

    • 32 min
    Crash Data and an Aging Population Raise an Issue: How old is too old to drive?

    Crash Data and an Aging Population Raise an Issue: How old is too old to drive?

    Drivers over age 80 are more prone to serious and deadly crashes. As this population segment grows, researchers are working toward fresh countermeasures.

    • 26 min
    Behind the Wheel, What We Think and What We Do Can Define Who We Are.

    Behind the Wheel, What We Think and What We Do Can Define Who We Are.

    Attitudes and behaviors related to driving reveal our traffic safety culture. Like other forms of culture, it has a way of changing over time— and not always for the better.

    • 25 min
    Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How it’s easy to overlook our reliance on GPS.

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How it’s easy to overlook our reliance on GPS.

    With near-magical precision, GPS applications reliably guide multiple functions for us every moment of every day. But as they hold great promise, those applications also face vulnerabilities.

    • 32 min
    How to Ensure That US Infrastructure Remains Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts.

    How to Ensure That US Infrastructure Remains Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts.

    America’s infrastructure was built to last, but it wasn’t built to last forever. The Center for Infrastructure Renewal is focusing on how to ensure the resilience of the collective physical systems that America runs upon. 

    • 17 min
    Can Imperiled Creatures Survive and Thrive amid Widespread Roadway Construction?

    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. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Keaton Schrank ,

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!

pkoonce ,

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

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