Talking Headways Podcast: Remixing the Future of Transit Planning

This week I’m joined by Tiffany Chu, co-founder of the transit planning software firm Remix, which helps agencies quickly assess the impact of potential changes in service. Tiffany discusses the response the company has received from the transit industry and what got it started. We also talk about the possible policy implications of Remix, as well as the movement towards open data.

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Our guest this week is Sylvain Haon of the International Association of Public Transport ahead of the organization's global summit in Montreal. We talk about big transit projects happening around the world, the transition toward mobility as a service, sustainable mobility planning in Europe, and how autonomous vehicles will complement transit in the future.

Today’s Headlines

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Mass Transit Use Rises as Gas Prices Soar (CNN) LaHood: House in “Disarray” on Transportation Bill (Hill) Senate Ready to Overhaul Highway, Transit Programs (WaP0) …But the Senate’s Transpo Bill Is Far From Transformative (HuffPo) Mass Transit Tax Break Considered By Sen. Schumer and Others (HuffPo) Washington Spin on Transpo Bill Makes Good Look Even […]

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Does Transit-Oriented Development Work Even Without Transit?

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Yes, says urban planner Neil Payton. From his guest column today on Reconnecting America’s blog: Denver’s light rail, in the background, ended up increasing the value of nearby homes. (Photo: Denver Post) Either [local planners] view [transit access] as too distant a possibility to factor in or, ironically, they view rail transit as a means […]