Louisiana Department of Transportation Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson joins the ITE Talks Transportation podcast for a dynamic conversation on the state of the industry and why he feels it's "the most exciting time" ever to work in transportation. He shares his perspectives on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and how the funding can help state DOTs address safety, especially for vulnerable users. He also addresses the myriad of challenges brought on by COVID-19 for DOTs, and discusses how agencies can gain a competitive edge among the current workforce. Dr. Wilson was a Plenary speaker at the ITE Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, USA in August and spoke alongside U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg.
A NEW EPISODE EVERY MONTH
ITE Talks Transportation is a collaboration between ITE and Bernie Wagenblast, founder and editor of the Transportation Communication Newsletter and host of Transportation Radio. Each month, a new podcast features a thought leader within the transportation industry. In keeping with #transportationtuesday, a new episode will be available the 4th Tuesday of every month.
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Meet the Host
Bernie Wagenblast is host of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. Bernie had his start in the transportation field as one of the original Shadow Traffic reporters in New York City, NY, USA in 1979. Following this, he worked on transportation in the public sector with NYCDOT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. For nearly a decade, he served as the operations manager of TRANSCOM, a multi-agency information center, and was involved with the creation of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. Following that, he worked in the private sector for f irms such as TransCore, SmartRoute Systems, and Westwood One. Bernie does a variety of transportation voiceover work and can be heard on PATCO, the New York City subway system, and the AirTrain at Newark Airport. He also narrates many of the online courses offered to ITE members through the Consortium for Innovative Transportation Education at the University of Maryland. He’s the editor of several transportation e-publications, including the Transportation Communications Newsletter and the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update.
Recent Episodes by Topic
2020 Motor Vehicle Fatalities Estimates and COVID-19 Safety with Lorraine Martin, National Safety Council President and CEO
Self-Driving Technology and Safety with David Harkey
The Safe System Approach with Robert Wunderlich, P.E.
Transportation and Equity with Tamika Butler, Toole Design
A Safer, More Equitable Post-COVID Future for Transportation – Eulois Cleckley, Denver DOT Executive Director and NACTO President
The Impact of Innovation on MaaS/MOD with Vincent Valdes
Deployment of MaaS/MOD Strategies with Carol Schweiger, President at Schweiger Consulting LLC and Co-Chair of TRB Committee on Innovative Public Transportation Services and Technologies
Emerging Trends in Mobility with Annie Chang, SAE International
What’s New in the ITE Trip Generation Manual, 11th Edition
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices: Looking Back, Looking Forward with Jeff Lindley, P.E., ITE Chief Technical Officer
Innovation and Technology
Autonomous Vehicles – Development, Deployment, and What’s Next with Kelley Coyner, Innovation4Mobility
INRIX President and CEO Bryan Mistele Talks Transforming Transportation with Big Data
Futurist Garry Golden – How COVID-19 is Shaping the Future of the Transportation Industry
Advancing the Role of Women in Transportation with Laura Chace, ITS America President and CEO
AASHTO's Jim Tymon on Transportation and COVID-19, Working with a New Administration, and More
Professional Development in a Virtual World with Shelley Row - Founder, Blue Fjord Leaders
Transit and Active Transportation
Moving a Public Agency into the Future of Active Transportation with Toks Omishakin, Director of the California Department of Transportation
Ryan Russo, OakDOT Director – Lessons Learned from the Slow Streets Program
Complete Streets in a Pandemic and Beyond with Jennifer Toole, Toole Design
Managing the Evolving Curbside