#TransitTrends Episode 5: City Planning – Where Did We Go Wrong?

How has the city planning of the past created our current transportation mess and is there a way out of it? If you’re one of the millions of Americans who sit behind the wheel stuck in traffic every day, alone, perhaps it’s time to give it some thought as to how and why you ended up there. A lot of work goes into the creation of a city. There are engineers and city planners who have to work together with governments and businesses and it’s not easy to keep everyone happy.


We sit down with Gabe Klein, the former Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation and Commissioner of Transportation of Chicago to pick his brain on how we got here and what we can do next.

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#TransitTrends Episode 4: Data + The Connected Car

Take a second to think about the number of Terms & Conditions disclaimers we, as technology users, agree to without a second thought. We’re quick to hit “Accept These Terms” in order to tinker around with a new app or install the latest update to our cell phones even though we’re very likely clueless to what we’ve agreed to.


While we openly accept to share data regarding search history, current location, favorite music and more with huge technology companies like Google, Apple and Spotify, many cringe at the thought of sharing information from their personal vehicles. However, some fail to realize that the connected car is no different from our cellular devices. The data collected from vehicles can easily benefit urban mobility for many years down the road.

In episode four of Transit Trends, we sit down with Iain Macbeth of Transport for London and discuss how the information from a connected car can improve transportation systems across the globe.

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#TransitTrends Episode 3: Tech + Transit are an Entrepreneur’s Playground

Since the transportation industry is so popular right now, it is on the mind of a lot of entrepreneurs who are looking to cash in on new innovations in the transportation technology industry.


Here at moovel, we’re certainly not surprised at the interest and discussion around transportation. We have a number of disruptive companies to thank for that!

In the third episode of Transit Trends, we sat down with Ted Serbinski, from TechStars Mobility to take a deeper dive at the motivation behind this trend.

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#TransitTrends Episode 2: High Speed Rail in America

High Speed Rail has been slow to take off in the United States. As of late 2016, Texas Central, the proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas in Texas, has made more progress than the California high speed rail project, and it can all be blamed on funding.


In episode two of Transit Trends, we discuss the San Francisco Transbay Terminal, and meet up with Eric Eidlin. Eidlin is a community planner and sustainability lead with the Federal Transit Administration’s Region 9 office in San Francisco.

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#TransitTrends Episode 1: Are We Too Cool to Carpool?

Carpooling is such a simple concept, but its popularity continues to decline. Despite our willingness to jump right into a cab, Uber or Lyft with a stranger, we have yet to buy into the value of doing that with a friend on the way to and from work.



But it’s a concept that won’t die. Just this year Facebook and Google launched new carpooling services in San Francisco. Uber Pool and Lyft Line are used in cities where that service is offered, and new carpool lanes are under construction in Los Angeles.

In a recent article, Paul Steinberg, co-founder of carpooling service Carma said, “If you pay a driver to show up, then it works, it’s great… but carpooling is the only mode of transport that’s a two-way negotiation, where a driver can change their mind at the last minute and it breaks down the whole system. It’s the hardest thing to solve.”

In our first Transit Trends episode, we take a look at “Casual Carpool” a decades-old program in San Francisco.

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