In American cities, good transit is scarce — but it shouldn’t be. We can dramatically expand access to fast, frequent, reliable transit, making cities greener, healthier, stronger, and more just. In our new podcast High Frequency, an interview series hosted by Kapish Singla, you’ll hear from the advocates, experts, and public officials working to improve transit.
Our first three episodes are now available to stream. In Episode 1, you’ll hear from Stacy Thompson, Executive Director at LivableStreets, which has pushed Boston and surrounding cities to unlock the potential of the bus. In Episode 2, you’ll hear from Leon Daniels, former Managing Director, Surface Transport at Transport for London (TfL), on London’s dramatic transit improvements and the benefits and pitfalls of reorganizing transit agencies. In Episode 3, Beth Osborne of Transportation for America explains why the federal transportation program has failed to reverse the trend of pedestrian deaths and address the state of “crumbling roads and bridges.”
All future episodes will be released on Simplecast, where you’ll also be able to find show notes and transcripts. Be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts so that you never miss a new episode. You can expect a new episode to show up on your feed on the 15th of each month. Thank you for listening!
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