ITE Talks Transportation

ITE Talks Transportation Podcast

LATEST EPISODE: People-Oriented Design: An International Perspective – Bas Govers, Senior Urban Mobility Consultant, Goudappel

Bas Govers, Senior Urban Mobility Consultant, Goudappel, The Netherlands, joins the podcast to share insights on creating sustainably safe and comfortable people-oriented spaces that promote mobility. He talks about the evolution of his country over the past 50 years to become more biking and pedestrian friendly, and how they’ve addressed the challenges and lessons learned that come along with accommodating these users. Govers was a part of the Tuesday Plenary Panel Session in Portland, OR, USA at the ITE Annual Meeting in August titled “Creating People-Oriented Communities.”



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 her start in the transportation field as one of the original Shadow Traffic reporters in New York City, NY, USA in 1979. Following this, she worked on transportation in the public sector with NYCDOT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. For nearly a decade, she 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, she worked in the private sector for firms 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. She also narrates many of the online courses offered to ITE members through the Consortium for Innovative Transportation Education at the University of Maryland. She’s the editor of several transportation e-publications, including the Transportation Communications Newsletter and the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update.

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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  

Technical Publications

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

Evolution of Urban Form and Function with Justin Ward, Head of Policy and Practice, CIHT and Noreen McDonald, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, UNC Chapel Hill

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

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Public Transit with Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and CEO 
Promoting Quality of Life Through Rural and Tribal Transit – National RTAP Program

Moving a Public Agency into the Future of Active Transportation with Toks Omishakin, Director of the California Department of Transportation

Complete Streets

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