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POLICYSMART 46: An AV Fleet for the Visually-Impaired with Sasha Lekach, Mashable Reporter

We often talk about how autonomous vehicles can move people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to commute as often. Sasha Lekach, a tech reporter for transportation at Mashable, saw it happen in real life recently at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual conference in Las Vegas.   Lyft teamed up with self-driving car pioneer […]

POLICYSMART 45: Want to Test AV in Your City? Austin’s Jason JonMichael Shares What to Consider

 Is your city interested in testing autonomous vehicles? Has it been asked to test them in the future? Jason JonMichael, the City of Austin’s Assistant Director for Smart Mobility, shares with you the considerations to think through. Is your city built to support the test? Can it meet enough of the needs of the AV […]

POLICYSMART 43: How to Move the Biggest City in America with Cordell Schachter, CTO of NYC DOT

Handling both technology and telecom as CTO of New York City DOT, Cordell Schachter has seen it all. In an effort to make travel safer for all NYC travelers, no matter their chosen mode of transportation, Cordell has helped initiate and manage efforts across the transportation board and talks with us about congestion pricing, 5G deployment, connected vehicle […]

POLICYSMART 42: Innovating with Michigan DOT’s New Director Paul Ajegba

Meet Michigan DOT’s new director Paul Ajegba! For more than 29 years as a civil engineer at MDOT to now leading the department, the director has a lot to say about how he plans on building on Michigan’s role as a leader in traditional and new transportation infrastructure. In this edition of POLICYSMART, hear his views on Michigan’s […]

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