Talking Headways Podcast: Innovation, Introverts, and Uber Wars

This week we’re joined by David Zipper, managing director at 1776 Ventures, a global startup hub based in Washington, DC. A veteran of the Bloomberg administration in New York City and the administrations of Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray in Washington, David discusses the deal DC struck with Living Social and the introduction of ride-hailing regulations during the city’s infamous Uber Wars. We also chat about transportation companies blossoming around the globe and what traits make for great innovators.

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Gabe Klein, Architect of DC’s Bike Progress, Is Chicago Bound

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Chicago Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel has snapped up Gabe Klein, former head of the District Department of Transportation in Washington, to head up his transportation team in the Windy City. Klein earned a reputation as a transportation star in the nation’s capital, helping put Washington on the national map as a leading bike- and transit-friendly city. […]

The Promise of Tech-Enabled “Microtransit”

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The enormous commercial success of startups like Uber and Lyft is just the beginning of how transportation services can be enhanced by mobile technology, writes Lisa Nisenson at Strong Towns. There’s a whole range of needs that a new generation of transit services can meet, lessening dependence on private cars. In between ride-hailing services like Uber and […]

Today’s Headlines

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GOP Continues to Give Mixed Signals on Gas Tax Hike (AP) Alexandria, VA, Gets $50M Closer to New Metro Station (WaPo) Despite DC Metro Incident, Transit Remains Safer Than Driving (WaPo) Opinion: Don’t Miss the Opportunity of Milwaukee Streetcar (Journal Sentinel) Transit Startups Moovit and Bridj Raise Big Bucks (Silicon Valley Biz, BostInno) How to Right-Size […]

Details of the Mayor’s Residential Parking Permit Proposal

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Potential residential parking permit stickers, curbside regulations, and David Yassky. Here are some more details about the residential parking permit program proposed today by Mayor Bloomberg and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan: A residential parking permit (RPP) plan will be included in the congestion pricing legislation that will be introduced in the City Council and State […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Sharing (Your Bike, Car, Bus) Is Caring

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This week we’re chatting with Sharon Feigon of the Shared Use Mobility Center. Bike-share, car-share, ride-hailing — we talk about all of that and then some, including how these new services may shape the built environment. Sharon discusses what new research says about who’s using shared transport services and how even the “super sharer” still relies on transit […]