Thursday, August 29, 2013

Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director, Silver Rider, Laughlin, Nevada

Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director of the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition's Silver Rider, talks about her agency's challenges and innovation and its' recent recognition as the 2013 Rural Community Transportation System of the Year. In its first decade of service, Silver Rider has gone from serving three communities in Southern Nevada, to 11. The system provides access to jobs, to health care and much more with its more than 300,000 annual trips. What has been the key to its success? According to Dauenhauer, Silver Rider has built a brand that is always looking for new ways to meet unmet mobility demands, whether it be traditional fixed-route operations, demand response services or special trips for local veterans or the homeless populations.  

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

CTAA Executive Director Dale J. Marsico, CCTM

CTAA Executive Director Dale J. Marsico, CCTM, joins the pod to assess the current environment for community and public transportation -- from economics to politics to demographics -- and to discuss the best ways forward. Dale talks about a more encompassing definition of private-sector involvement in the transit industry and the Association's soon-to-be-announced financial tools to help agencies around the nation meet growing local demand. From sustainability and affordability to low-cost financing and innovative services, this is one podcast you won't want to miss.

Listen Here: (24:17)