Metro Magazine

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

Welcome back to METROspectives. Today, Sophia Robison, Community Engagement Advocate and Urban Planner at SocialPinpoint, joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman.


Books and Transit Funding with Paul Comfort and Davey Kim

Paul Comfort, Transit Evangelist and SVP/Chief Customer Officer at Modaxo, and Davey Kim SVP/Principal, National Transportation Policy and Multimodal Strategy, at WSP USA, join METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss Comfort’s new book, the future of public transit funding, identifying tomorrow’s new leaders, and much more.

Talking Differently About Public Transit with Mark Aesch

Mark Aesch, CEO/Founder of TransPro Consulting, joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss how to think differently about transit, moving away from the ridership question, his Rays The Mark Foundation, and much more.

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.

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.

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.

Part One with Vontas CEO Peter Aczel

Peter Aczel, CEO for Vontas, joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman to discuss the technology products the company offers, his reaction to being named one of METRO’s 2023 Innovative Solutions Award winners, a sneak peak on what the company has in store for APTA EXPO, and much more.

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.

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.

Why Now is the Time to Market Your Bus Operation with Mark Szyperski

On Your Mark Transportation’s president/CEO Mark Szyperski joins METROspectives to discuss marketing tips for bus operators and other important topics.

How Automation Can Help Public Transit and More

Hayden AI’s Chief Growth Officer joins METROspectives to discuss automated technology, how it can help public transit now and in the future, and much more.

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