Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Small Urban Transit Legends Les White and Hugh Mose

Les White and Hugh Mose both recently retired from transit management after lengthy stints at Santa Cruz (Calif.) Metro and Centre Area Transportation Authority (State College, Pa.), respectively. Prior to that, the list of small cities in which they led transit agencies covers Kalamazoo, Mich., Vancouver, Wash., Fort Wayne, Ind., Iowa City, Iowa, Fresno, Calif., and Olympia, Wash. Here, Les and Hugh talk about what they learned along the way, and how each system and community was unique. They highlight what real transit leadership looks like, how things have changed and why they loved leading small city transit operations.

Listen Here: 32:34

Monday, September 8, 2014

Janae Futrell, Atlanta Regional Commission Senior Principal Planner

Atlanta Regional Commission Senior Principal Planner Janae Futrell joins the CTPodcast to discuss the agency's growing role in shaping the transportation future of the 10-county Atlanta region through innovative mobility management practices. Building from TCRP's influential Standardizing Data for Mobility Management report, Futrell discusses how the ARC has built upon such concepts as trip discover, trip transaction and even trip triaging. The goal of the ARC's work is route optimization that uses all modes — including volunteers and taxi-style operations.

Listen Here: (18:36)