Talking Headways Podcast: The Transport Gardener

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This week we’re joined by Grace Crunican, former GM at BART. Grace chats about her long and distinguished career as a leader in transportation and what it takes to lead, to mentor, and gives lessons for the next generation of advocates and public officials.

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