Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Michael Vieira, President New Jersey Council on Special Transportation

Michael Vieira, President of the New Jersey Council on Special Transportation — which represents each of the state's 21 county-coordinated community transit operations, as well as more than 100 additional community-based transit providers — talks with the CT Podcast about community transportation's response to Hurricane Sandy. From evacuations prior to the storm's arrival to providing life-sustaining dialysis and chemotherapy trips in the aftermath, Vieira discusses the kind of public service currently ongoing across New Jersey of  which we can all be proud.

Listen Here (10:19) 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

David Johnson, KC Streetcar Authority Board Member

David Johnson, Board Member with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, joins the CT Podcast to discuss the campaign to finance and build a two-mile modern streetcar line connecting KC's River Market area with the Central Business District and its burgeoning arts district. A true public-private partnership, the fare-free system hopes to move more than 2,700 daily riders once construction is complete in 2015. Johnson, who blogs on the issue here, knows that a more vibrant community with additional street traffic is one key outcome from the proposed streetcar's arrival.

Listen here (20:47)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Elena Wilken, Co-Director, Colorado Association of Transit Agencies

Elena Wilken, co-director of the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASTA) joins the CT Podcast to discuss her transit advocacy work on behalf of Colorado's 70 public and community transit agencies. Stressing simple ideas that are both people-based and that leverage the work of local and state partners, Wilken understands that the right message is tailored to the audience with an emphasis on people and the impact of effective transit.

Listen here (18:17)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Carl Sedoryk, GM & CEO, Monterey-Salinas Transit

The CTPodcast returns with an expansive discussion with Monterey-Salinas Transit General Manager and CEO Carl Sedoryk. Having just (Oct. 1) celebrated MST's 40th birthday, Sedoryk provides an overview of the wide variety of services MST provides, including fixed-routes, regional connections, a taxi voucher program, military commuter services and a soon to be completed JAZZ BRT line. MST is truly a full-service mobility provider for a region the size of some states.

Listen Here (21:50)