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. […]

Talking Headways Podcast: More Than Just a Transit Line

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This week we’re joined by Jonathan Sage Martinson, former director of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative in the Twin Cities. Jonathan discusses the collaborative's work on the Green Line light rail corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul, and how one member got the FTA to change its regulations.

Today’s Headlines

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Four Things the Next President Should Do for Cities (Next City) Ride-Hailing Services Discriminate After All (CityLab) Pedestrian-Shaming Campaigns Are a Disgrace (Curbed) LA’s Traffic Attack Plan: Rail, Uber, Bikes, Density (LA Times) The Sun Sentinel Thinks South Florida Should Just Give Up on Its Smart Growth Plan Will Philly’s Transit Strike Affect Voting? (CNN) NJ Transit Is a Leader… […]