As France develops its high-speed rail network, the areas around stations are treated not just as transportation initiatives but as city-building projects. This discussion centers on how public agencies plan high-speed rail station areas in France, integration of the stations into districts as a whole, and the importance of a comprehensive vision for integrating transportation and land use in the station district.
We're joined by David Zipper, a veteran of the Bloomberg administration in New York City and the administrations of Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray in Washington. David discusses the deal DC struck with Living Social and the introduction of ride-hailing regulations during the city's infamous Uber Wars.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.
This week's guest is Stephan Eboko, chief revenue officer at Ma3route, a transportation information platform with over half a million users in Nairobi.
This episode examines the obstacles streets and transit agencies face when trying to move good projects forward, and the relationships that help make progress possible.
This week on Talking Headways our guest is Emily Perlmeter of the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.
This week's episode returns to the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago for a great discussion of how the changing technology and information landscape could yield more equitable outcomes. Jackie Grimshaw of the Center for Neighborhood Technology moderated this panel featuring Anita Cozart of Policy Link, Rob Puentes of the Eno Center for Transportation, and Joshua Schank of L.A. Metro.
This week's podcast comes from the Shared Use Mobility Summit in Chicago, where Zipcar co-founder Robin Chase recently gave a keynote. You'll hear Robin's ideas about the future of shared mobility services and autonomous vehicles.
Talking Headways is coming to you this week from Madison, Wisconsin, and the Empty Storefronts Conference. Our guest is former Madison mayor and current Wisconsin Bike Fed Executive Director Dave Cieslewicz.
At last month’s Rail~Volution conference I caught up with Houston Metro board member Christof Spieler. Hear from Christof about the progress on Houston’s bus reimagining and his tips for public engagement and transit system planning. We also discuss route alignments for bus and rail lines and the importance of good data when making decisions about transit systems.
This week we’re chatting with Ian Brown, former managing director for London Rail. Ian discusses everything London transport, including congestion pricing; constructing, financing; and making the case for the massive Crossrail project; bus operations; cycling; operations contracts; and even contactless fare payment systems.