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Thinking Transportation: Engaging Conversations about Transportation Innovations

English, Technology, 3 seasons, 80 episodes, 1 day, 12 hours, 39 minutes
Our ability to get from Point A to Point B is something lots of us take for granted. But transporting people and products across town or across the country every day is neither simple nor easy. Join us as we explore the challenges on Thinking Transportation, a podcast about how we get ourselves — and the things we need — from one place to another. Every other week, an expert from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute or other special guest will help us dig deep on a wide range of topics. Find out more:
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Will AI Help Us Realize Our Highest Hopes or Our Deepest Fears?

 Artificial intelligence seeks to replicate the analytical and creative capabilities of the human brain. Perhaps that lofty ambition helps to explain why so many humans are leery of the idea. 
4/16/202432 minutes, 10 seconds
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More Transit Agencies Are Jumping on the Battery-Powered Bandwagon.

Cities working to become leaders in clean transportation are electrifying their bus fleets, and learning that the road to success can be a bumpy one.
4/2/202428 minutes, 47 seconds
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Neil Pedersen Has a Question: Are we willing to stick our necks out?

The former leader of TRB may have stepped away from full-time employment, but he hasn’t stepped away entirely from the industry he has helped to guide for half a century.
3/19/202446 minutes, 23 seconds
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Roadside Mysteries: When utilities pose unique challenges for roadway construction.

Every road construction project involves the hidden element of utilities in the right of way. That work isn’t necessarily as visible, but it’s every bit as consequential. 
3/5/202427 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is Public Transit Back to Pre-pandemic Normal? That depends on where you look.

The transit industry is better equipped to work through a public health crisis than it was before COVID-19. And even as it faces persistent challenges, public transportation continues to play a central role in everyday mobility.
2/22/202432 minutes, 22 seconds
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Crash Data and an Aging Population Raise an Issue: How old is too old to drive?

Drivers over age 80 are more prone to serious and deadly crashes. As this population segment grows, researchers are working toward fresh countermeasures.
2/6/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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Behind the Wheel, What We Think and What We Do Can Define Who We Are.

Attitudes and behaviors related to driving reveal our traffic safety culture. Like other forms of culture, it has a way of changing over time— and not always for the better.
1/23/202425 minutes, 40 seconds