Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kevin Coggin, Coast Transit Authority, Gulfport Mississippi

Coast Transit Authority Executive Director Kevin Coggin provides insight into his agency's preparations and response to the approaching Hurricane Isaac. With the bulk of local evacuations completed, Coggin covers all that the system undertakes as a storm approaches, and Coast Transit's role in local hurricane preparation and planning. "Clear communications between responders and with the public is really critical," says Coggin. "We do this often enough and have a good plan and experienced staff."

Listen here (8:45)

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Larry Harman, Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI)

Larry Harman, co-director of the geograhics lab at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass., talks about his work with Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI) grantees and the positive impact these projects are having on both the transit and the veterans fields. He's excited about the commitment of the grantees, as well as the Federal Transit Administration, to improving transit services for veterans and how these innovative grants represent "real" projects with a "can-do" approach that he believes will prove successful.

Listen Here (16:05)