The Future of Transportation Podcast
Episode 7: Jeff Allen

Episode 7: Jeff Allen

August 31, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Jeff Allen, executive director of Forth, which aims to advance electric, smart and shared transportation.
 
The discussion covers topics including:
  • Misconceptions about the total cost of electric vehicle ownership
  • How Forth brings together companies and communities to increase EV adoption
  • The efficiency and environmental friendliness of shared mobility for cars, bikes, scooters, etc.
  • Jeff's insight on the U.S. federal infrastructure bill as a good "first step"

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Episode 6: Patrick Goddard

Episode 6: Patrick Goddard

July 18, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Patrick Goddard, president of Brightline, the first "privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system in over 100 years." The discussion covers topics including:
  • Brightline's "Too Long to Drive, Too Short to Fly" niche
  • Their opportunity to make the government's money go further
  • Moving away from transportation as a commodity, and making it more of an experience
  • The benefits of powering trains and stations with green energy

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Episode 5: Dr. Anne Goodchild

Episode 5: Dr. Anne Goodchild

June 21, 2021
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Anne Goodchild, founding director of the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington. The discussion covers topics including:
 
  • The UW Urban Freight Lab's "Final 50 Feet" Research Program
  • COVID's impact on urban delivery
  • Steps that Amazon has taken to make a positive impact
  • Why reducing failed delivery rates is so important

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Episode 4: Minsoo Pak

Episode 4: Minsoo Pak

May 10, 2021

Our guest for this episode is futurist Minsoo Pak, who says his job is looking not at one conceivable future, but at multiple conceivable futures.

The discussion covers topics including:

  • What related downstream industries are affected by the widespread adoption of electric vehicles
  • How autonomous vehicles might impact workplaces and the automobile industry in general including things your vehicle can do when you’re not using it – like generating revenue
  • The roles of intelligent automation and machine learning
  • COVID’s effect on how people will move, commute and gather
  • Change in regional travel, with a possible move from air to rail transportation

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Episode3: Jacob Bolin

Episode3: Jacob Bolin

April 30, 2021

The guest for this episode is Jacob Bolinprogram manager for Plug-in NC, a North Carolina statewide program that works to increase adoption, resources and collaboration for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Jacob shared his thoughts on:  

  • Consumer barriers to entry in the EV space 
  • Why charging isn’t as difficult as some people think 
  • What some states are doing right – and wrong – with regard to EV adoption 
  • Interesting efforts by utility companies and municipalities
  • Why fleet cost of ownership can overcome an initially higher purchase price 

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Episode 2: Paul Cozza

Episode 2: Paul Cozza

April 26, 2021

The guest for this episode is Paul Cozza, former CEO of the North Carolina State Ports Authority. Paul shared his thoughts on: 

  • Innovations in supply chain logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • New technologies that will have an impact on the transportation industry
  • New industries and businesses that he's curious about
  • Listening to your customers
  • ... and more!

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Episode 1: Ed Herinckx

Episode 1: Ed Herinckx

March 23, 2021

The guest for our premiere episode is HMH President Ed Herinckx, who shares some thoughts on: 

  • Why HMH focuses its efforts on the transportation industry. 
  • How marketing changes – or doesn’t – between traditional products and newer offerings such as electric vehicles and autonomous driving. 
  • An app idea that involves multiple modes of transportation. 
  • Questions that we should consider asking transportation experts in future episodes. 

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