What’s Fair about Fare?

October 13, 2016

During this show we talk about the impacts of different fare types, fare technologies, and fare policies.  Even tokens and transfers make their way into the discussion!  This episode was recorded in March of 2016. 


Gary Thomas, CEO of DART and Marlene Connor discuss mobility management, transit, and working with Uber, Lyft, and Curb.

June 22, 2016

We are joined by special guests Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system and Marlene Connor, Principal at Marlene Connor Associates (MCA), to discuss mobility management and the importance of working with transportation partners such as Uber, Lyft, Curb, and others to maximize transit potential and ultimately, provide the best service possible for passengers.


The Dirty Details of Keeping Transit Clean

June 10, 2016

This show gets into the dirty details of how transit agencies keep their stations, buses, and trains clean.  Everyone knows that cleanliness, like safety, is a basic requirement for keeping and attracting passengers.  Here you can find out what's involved and how it is done.


What are the elements needed for a successful transit plan?

April 25, 2016

What are some of the elements needed to ensure that communities put together good transit plans?  This show's topic ranges from Transit Master Plans, to Service Improvement Plans, as well as bi-annual service planning.


How Transit Agencies Can Work Successfully with Partners

March 15, 2016

During this episode we discuss what it takes to work successfully with partners of all types, including other public agencies, non-profits, and even elected officials.  We examine some of the challenges and opportunities that arise from these very important and necessary interactions.


Debunking Anti-Transit Myths

February 8, 2016

Today's episode focuses on several "anti-transit myths", why they are wrong, and how transit agencies can respond.    


What are the elements needed to get a big transit project off the ground?

December 30, 2015

A discussion of the critical elements needed to get a large transit project from concept to construction. These include a project champion, funding, coordination, and more.  


Bus Rapid Transit: What Makes It Successful?

November 19, 2015

This show focuses our discussion around Bus Rapid Transit, also called BRT.  What are some of the elements needed to make it successful?  Are curb lanes or center running lanes best?  What are good examples of BRT implemented across the US and the world?  We hope you enjoy the show.


What Defines Successful Transit?

October 1, 2015

Welcome to the first episode of the Transit Insight Podcast.  Today we consider what it takes to make transit successful.  What are the elements needed to define successful transit?