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July 6, 2023

Talking ZEBs With CALSTART’s Jared Schnader

Jared Schnader, Sr. Director, Bus Initiative Lead, at Calstart, joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss zero emission buses in public transit, lessons being learned as more agencies are scaling up, what the future may hold, and much more.

May 2, 2023

Thinking Out of the Box to Build New Transit Models with John Andoh

Before his departure from Hele-On, Andoh joined METRO Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss how he has rebuilt transit agencies over the course of his career, how reinvention and innovation have been the keys to success at his stops along the way, and the idea of zero fare public transit.

March 29, 2023

The Benefits of Digital Engagement and More with SocialPinpoint’s Sophia Robison

Robison joins METRO Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss how adding digital engagement to the community outreach process can increase equity and provide access to more people then ever before.


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.


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.


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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