Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Podcast: The Carpool Reimagined

This week we're joined by Rob Sadow, the CEO of Scoop, to talk about new ways of carpooling.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Podcast: You Can't Surf After the Storm. Water in Cities

This week we have a special podcast. We chat with two experts from NRDC Alisa Valderrama and Rob Moore about an important issue that we don't talk much about. Water.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Podcast: The End of Planning by Pitchfork in Houston

This week on the podcast we're joined by Jay Crossley of Houston Tomorrow who discusses Houston's new general plan.  It was the largest city without on in the United States, and we'll talk about how it will guide future decisions in the Bayou City.  You can also find it at Streetsblog USA.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Podcast: Matt Johnson's 101 Rail Transit Systems

This week we chat with Matt Johnson of Greater Greater Washington fame about the 101 rail transit systems he's ridden and which ones he thinks are the best.  We also talk about the origins of the #NerdTrain.  You can also see a spreadsheet of all the lines at StreetsblogUSA.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Podcast: Gabe Klein's Start Up City

This week Gabe Klein joins us to chat about themes from his new book Start Up City.   It's a great conversation with lots of insights into the things that Gabe has learned as the head of transportation for both DC and Chicago.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Podcast: Live from Rail~Volution

At Rail~Volution we recorded a podcast in front of a live audience.  We talked with Catherine Cuellar of Dallas about the arts district and her love of transportation alternatives as well as Dave Unsworth about the new Portland bridge which doesn't allow cars along with a whole host of other transit projects.  Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Most Read from November 12th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

 Image courtesy of New York Times

- Do self driving cars dream? If so, what will they see? New York Times

- A sunken plaza was designed for BART, but it was all a big mistake - SF Chronicle

- The Anatomy of a NIMBY.  Seattle's housing fights explained - Seattle Weekly

Bonus Seattle Quote -

"Our neighborhoods are shadowed by tall, bulky buildings. Gardens are being cemented, trees cut down. Those who can’t carry their bags of groceries up and down the hills are not invited into this dystopia." 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Most Read from November 11th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

Photo-Illustration by Darrow; © Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock

- TRB Research: Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision-Making Guidebook

- Boating is cool in Venice, Not so cool in Miami Beach.

- Turns out self driving cars are a plot for robot imprisonment.  So says Scott Adams

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Most Read from November 10th

Here are Yesterday's Top Stories from The Direct Transfer Daily

Image via Lyft

- "Dallas doesn’t principally have a parking problem. It has a downtown Dallas problem"

- LA City Council will have to revote on mobility plan, critics hope it's their chance.

- Maybe Lyft only wants to be friends with rail lines, not buses?  That's what the image says to me 

Bonus Quote

"This experience has let me know that architecture can speak to and touch people and change things, regardless of what academia or what the old guard may want you to believe"

 - Germane Barnes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Podcast: Dr. Richard Jackson on Built Environment and Public Health

This week I'm joined by Dr. Richard Jackson who talks about how public health is connected the the way we live.  We talk about trees, the Surgeon General's suggestions about walking, indoor air quality, social capital in the age of the internet and climate change.  Hope you join us.