PODCAST Opening Trailer

Opening Trailer:

An introduction to all the great topics we will be covering this season!

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Release Date: March 29, 2021

Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP

Kirsten Mote, AICP

Dive in to the exciting field of transportation planning with us and listen to all the interesting topics we will be covering this season and beyond. Listen on all of your favorite podcast apps and be sure to rate us and subscribe!

 

PODCAST Episode 1

Episode 1 :

10 Steps to Planning for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (ACVs)

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Release Date: March 29, 2021

Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP

Kirsten Mote, AICP

In Episode 1 we discuss "Why Do We Need to Plan for CAVs?" There are differing opinions as to when fully autonomous vehicles (driverless cars) will be on the market, let alone make up a significant share of cars on the road. But what we do know is that when they do, the way people live, work, and play will be transformed substantially. We’ve prepared 10 steps to plan for CAVs in long-range transportation plans required of metropolitan planning organizations and state departments of transportation.

 

PODCAST Episode 2

Episode 2 :

8 Steps to Planning for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

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Release Date: March 29, 2021

Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP

Kirsten Mote, AICP

In Episode 2 we discuss "Why Do We Need to Plan for EVs?" As batteries become lighter and cheaper and the need for renewable energy becomes more critical, plug-in electric vehicles are being produced in higher numbers with many manufacturers planning to require all new vehicles be plug-in electric within the next 10-15 years. As a result, we have prepared 8 steps to plan for EVs, wither within or outside of long-range transportation plans required of metropolitan planning organizations.

 

PODCAST Episode 3

Episode 3 :

14 Steps to Planning for Rapidly Increasing

E-Commerce

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Release Date: April 26, 2021

Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP

Kirsten Mote, AICP

In Episode 3 we discuss "Why Do We Need to Plan for Increasing E-Commerce?" E-commerce has increased exponentially in recent years and is expected to continue going forward. The efficient movement of goods is the backbone of the economy and critical to serve our communities and across the globe.  As a result, we have prepared 14 steps to plan for increasing e-commerce, either within or outside of long-range transportation and/or freight plans.

 

PODCAST Episode 4

Episode 4 :
5 Steps to Planning for Anti-Displacement and Equitable Transportation Systems

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Release Date: January 31, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Candace Foster

In our second season, we discuss what we mean by transportation equity in Episode 4, and also cover the direction of equity in transportation when it comes to federal initiatives and transportation grants. In addition, you will learn about the potential negative impacts transportation projects can have on communities and the importance of inclusivity and the role of community engagement in transportation equity.

 

PODCAST Episode 5

Episode 5 :
6 Steps to Addressing Equity in Safety Planning and Engineering

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Release Date: February 7, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Malaika Faciane, PE, PTOE, RSP2I

In Episode 5 we discuss what planners and engineers can do to plan for equitable safety in transportation, and the value of inclusivity and engagement with the community. Listeners will learn reasons and ways to apply an integrated approach to addressing safety challenges and the importance of considering equity and the disproportionate impacts of safety on underserved communities when deciding on where to invest in infrastructure.

 

PODCAST Episode 6

Episode 6 :
Takeaways for Transportation Planners from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Release Date: February 14, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Amber Berg, AICP

In Episode 6 we discuss the new programs and program requirements from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Listeners can expect to learn about how IIJA will affect existing formulae and discretionary federal transportation funding programs, as well as earn some insight into programs that fund innovative technologies and studies to make transportation projects stronger.

 

PODCAST Episode 7

Episode 7 :
Seven Steps to Planning for a Proactive Grant Strategy

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Release Date: February 21, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Jennifer Zhan, AICP, PTP

In Episode 7 we discuss in detail federal discretionary transportation grants, and everything you need to know about them. We discuss the importance of grants, what projects are being selected for funding, and our special guest speaker is Jennifer Zhan, AICP, PTP, discusses what listeners need to know to create an effective strategy to writing a USDOT Grant.

 

PODCAST Episode 8

Episode 8 :
10 Steps to Completing a USDOT Grant Application

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Release Date: February 28, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Ryan Sager, AICP

In Episode 8 we talk about the ten things to keep in mind when writing and submitting a grant to the U.S. Department of Transportation. We discuss in detail how to select a project, how to create a productive project schedule, and how to collect the required data and how to present it in your grant. We also discuss how to register and submit your grant on the grants.gov website, and share some helpful tips that will make your grant writing process much smoother.

PODCAST Episode 9

 

Episode 9 :
7 Steps to Planning Resilient Transportation Systems

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Release Date: March 7th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Candace Foster

In Episode 9, Keli and Kirsten talk with Candace Foster, a member of the Modern Mobility Partners Team to talk about what resilience is and how to prepare for it in transportation planning. They discuss how to identify hazards that could impact transportation planning, including the metrics with which they are measured, how to implement transportation resilience, and why it's so important.

PODCAST Episode 10

 

Episode 10 :
7 Steps to Demonstrating the Economic Benefits of Transportation Projects

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Release Date: March 14th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Jennifer Zhan, AICP, PTP
 

In Episode 10, Keli and Kirsten welcome back Jennifer Zhan (Co-Founder of Modern Mobility Partners) to discuss in detail, how to calculate, quantify, and demonstrate the economic benefits of transportation projects. They comprehensively cover all aspects of benefits such as quality-of-life benefits, environmental benefits, health, safety, and employment benefits as well as monetary benefits.

 

PODCAST Episode 11

Episode 11 :
5 Steps to Planning for Potentially Sustained Increases in Teleworking after COVID-19

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Release Date: March 21st, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Ryan Sager, AICP
 

In Episode 11, we invite back Ryan Sager to talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequential increase in remote working could possibly affect the future of city planning and infrastructure development. Listen in as we discuss the challenges teleworking will create for planners, how this will impact the general public, and what city planners can do to prepare and survey these changes.

 

PODCAST Episode 12

Episode 12 :
9 Steps to Planning the Transit System of the Future

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Release Date: March 28th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Sherri Dawson, AICP
 

In Episode 12, we listen to guest host and transit enthusiast, Sherri Dawson discuss with our co-hosts tips and tools for planning for the uncertain future of transit. We discuss how keeping up with the latest trends in commuting patterns and mobility needs, in addition to automation, electrification and transit technologies are also a part of the process,

PODCAST Episode 13

Episode 13:
5 Steps the Public Sector can Take to Facilitate Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

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Release Date: April 4th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Candace Foster
 

Join us for Episode 13 of the Modern Mobility Podcast, where Keli and Kirsten will be speaking with returning guest Candace Foster about how the public sector can plan for MaaS in the future. Our hosts will be talking about what MaaS is, what sets it apart from Mobility on Demand (MoD), and how MaaS could potentially be implemented.

 
 

PODCAST Episode 14

Episode 14:
9 Steps to Designing the Curb of the Future

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Release Date: April 11th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Chirag Date
 

In Episode 14 we cover the exciting world of of curb management and planning for how that area is changing since the start of the pandemic. As we move toward different modes and uses of transportation, we need to rethink the best way to utilize this important element of planning for our communities.

PODCAST Episode 15

Episode 15:
9 Steps to Planning for Parking in a Changing Transportation Ecosystem

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Release Date: April 18th, 2022
Hosts: Keli Kemp, AICP, PTP
Kirsten Mote, AICP
Guest Host: Chirag Date
 

Parking. Not a exciting prospect when you are searching for it. Episode 15, which is the last of our series for Season 2, covers the future of parking with electric and autonomous vehicles, shared parking strategies, design and configuration of parking spaces and lots, and what planners can do to maximize their potential.