Talking Headways Podcast: The Life of Your Transportation Data

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This week, we’re at the Three Revolutions conference in Davis, Calif. chatting with Warren Logan of San Francisco County Transportation Authority, Mollie Pelon McArdle of SharedStreets.io, and Regina Clewlow of Populus. We chat about all things data: how it’s used, privacy issues, the correct geography to collect it, regulations and much much more.

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