Brought to you by METRO Magazine, METROspectives discusses all the latest topics impacting mobility, public transportation, the private motorcoach industry and more.

METROspectives

2023

November 22, 2023

Safety, AI, and More with Axis Communications' Anthony Incorvati

Anthony Incorvati, Business Development Manager, Americas, for Axis Communications, joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman from the APTA EXPO show floor to discuss video surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, and much more.

November 14, 2023

Part Two: Innovation and Partnerships with Vontas CEO Peter Aczel and Special Guests

Peter Aczel, CEO for Vontas; Jonny Simkin, CEO of Swiftly; and David Block-Schachter, Chief Business Officer at Transit, join METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss an exciting new partnership that was announced at APTA’s TRANSform & EXPO, how open APIs can spur future collaborations between suppliers, improving the passenger experience, and much more.

October 19, 2023

The Unique Challenges Facing Smaller Transit Agencies and More with CTAA’s Scott Bogren

Scott Bogren, Executive Director for the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss what the CTAA does and what issues its membership are currently facing; how smaller transit agencies are re-thinking and reinforcing the ways they provide mobility in their communities; ongoing funding issues even after the infusion from the IIJA; and much more.

2022

September 2, 2022

Reflecting on Year One and Looking Ahead with Alstom President/CEO, Americas, Michael Keroulle

Join Alex Roman of METRO Magazine as he reviews the first year on the job for Alstom President/CEO, Americas, Michael Keroulle.

August 3, 2022

How CCATS Switched its Paratransit Fleet to Propane and Realized True Savings

What are the benefits and pain points of switching to propane? Randy Cantor, Transportation Services Manager for CCATS in Newport, N.C., joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss his agency’s transition to propane and much more.

May 17, 2022

New Taxi Models, the Benefits of Contracting, and More with Paul Comfort

Fresh off of his trip to Dubai for UITP MENA, Transit Evangelist Paul Comfort joins METRO’s Alex Roman to discuss how the taxicabs in that region work together with public transit, as well as why some mobility models are slow to take hold in the states.

2021

June 21, 2021

Can transit go zero-emissions by 2035? With Dan Raudebaugh, executive director of CTE

Dan Raudebaugh of the Center for Transportation and the Environment joins METROspectives to discuss their zero emission analysis, how it was put together, and what some of the challenges of transitioning may be.

May 28, 2021

The Long Haul Ahead for Intercity Bus Operators with Joseph Schwieterman

Learn about the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development's annual report of the scheduled motorcoach sector, Greyhound's decision to cease Canadian operations, and what the future holds for traditional major players in the market.

April 15, 2021

BRT, the Pandemic's Impact on Teamwork, and More with EMBARK's Jason Ferbrache and Jesse Rush

Learn how Oklahoma City's EMBARK are implementing initiatives such as an eight-mile, 32-stop BRT line, as well as how they view mobility post-pandemic.

2020

December 10, 2020

St. Louis Metro's Jessica Mefford-Miller discusses a new electric bus program, on-demand solutions, and mobile ticketing

Jessica Mefford-Miller, executive director for St. Louis’s Metro Transit discusses an electric bus program, the addition of mobile ticketing, as well as how the pandemic has impacted the region and how it will shape the future of mobility.

September 25, 2020

MJ Maynard Discusses Safety Measures, the ADA Community, and the Las Vegas Strip

MJ Maynard, CEO of the RTC of Southern Nevada, joins METRO's Alex Roman to discuss her recent article about the measures the agency is taking to protect its ridership during the pandemic, how COVID-19 is impacting the Las Vegas Strip, the RTC’s ongoing work with the ADA community, and more.

September 7, 2020

Paul Comfort Talks his New Children's Book and the State of the Industry Today

Paul Comfort, VP, business development at Trapeze, and host of the Transit Unplugged podcast rejoins METRO's Alex Roman to discuss his upcoming children’s book about public transit, the state of the industry, and the need for additional emergency funding.

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