Friday, January 30, 2015

AARP Public Policy Institute Policy Advisors Wendy Fox-Grage and Jana Lynott

AARP recently published an important new resource entitled, "Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act." Here, the report's authors — Wendy Fox-Grage and Jana Lynott — discuss what they learned in the year's worth of writing and research on the report, as well as some vital takeaways for community and public transportation operators, leaders and advocates. The podcast covers promising practices and how these new opportunities shape the future of what's come to be known as coordinated transportation. If you'd like to cut through the rhetoric and better understand the real import of the Affordable Care Act for community and public transit, this report and podcast are a great place to start.

Listen Here: 22:31

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tiffany Chu, Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer, Transitmix

Tiffany Chu, co-founder and chief design officer with Transitmix joins the CTPodcast to discuss the birth of Transitmix — a simple, modern mapping tool for transit planners, professionals and advocates. Emanating from a project at Code for America, Transitmix is an easy-to-use, visual transit planning platform that, according to Chu, "democratizes the transit planning process." Chu sees Transitmix as an important step in giving transit a larger voice in the technology sector, as well as giving technology a larger voice in the transit industry. Finally, we discuss the transformative role of the now-arriving wave of big data in transit.

Listen Here: (16:29)