Vehicles are a form of independence but roadways can be dangerous. Traffic safety is a lifesaving serious business. Our program focuses on Driving Conversations, Keeping Traffic Calm, and Saving Lives. This is the TraffiCalm™ Network!
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Host Bob Felt digs into the connection between weather and roadway safety with RWIS Sales Engineer Brandon Terry from High Sierra Electronics. Brandon discusses his experience with state, federal, and local government agencies as a Weather Technology Consultant and how high-tech solutions can improve operations for agencies and assist drivers with advance warning ahead of potential hazards that can be deadly.
John Ragan, President and CEO of TraffiCalm Systems, shares information about the company's success in 2020, let's the "cat out of the bag" with an innovation soon to market, and invites anyone to the program that has handled transportation challenges by creating solutions that save lives. Industry experts, along with many others, will appear on the program throughout 2021. Host Bob Felt bends to the pressure of briefly being interviewed at the end about his former public life under a stage name.
Join host Bob Felt as he spends some time with Paul Carlson, formerly of Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), now with Road Infrastructure as the Chief Technology Officer. Paul shares future pavement marking standards that will be included within the next version of the MUTCD. The wider pavement markings research discussed will improve roadway safety and the auto industry's ability to make vehicles safer.
President & CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance Laura Perrotta discusses transportation advocacy with host Bob Felt. This episode covers the importance of educating our nation’s lawmakers in order to secure necessary federal funding for improving our surface transportation infrastructure and more.
Find out about the WVDOT's "Roads to Prosperity" with Randy Damron - A Charleston, West Virginia icon and transportation point person. TraffiCalm Network host Bob Felt interviews Mr. Damron as he shares a key educational component to their work zone safety campaign: "Heads Up, Phones Down."
Nationally-recognized transportation expert Priscilla Tobias from Arora and Associates, P.C. - Illinois Operations, shares information and her passion with host Bob Felt. Some of the FHWA Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures are outlined plus an interesting question is pondered regarding fault and/or liability in a hypothetical pedestrian crash resulting in a fatality.
Host Bob Felt and guest Bernie Wagenblast, a transportation newsletter editor from New Jersey, indulge the audience with a recorded-voice challenge. The episode also briefly mentions transportation concerns like privacy and potentially using more artificial intelligence in the future.
Host Bob Felt visits with the California Department of Transportation's (CalTrans) Rachel Carpenter to talk about safety practices that bring the state closer to a zero fatality goal. Ms. Carpenter shares a handful of areas of focus that will drive the department's roadway safety efforts forward.
Host Bob Felt digs into details of what it takes to patent something with Ken Cummings, a leading inventor. With a certificate in master electronic tech work and years of professional experience, Ken will share ways to take ideas that turn into patents. As for the million-dollar ideas, listen to the discussion and you'll find out more. Find out how you know if someone else already has that great idea of yours.
Host Bob Felt interviews State Traffic Design Engineer Brian Walsh from the Washington State Department. Solutions discussed include examples from several states with three different studies mentioned.
Host Bob Felt interviews the Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness and discovers the secrets of safety in Idaho. Statewide program amounts are shared along with Operation Lifesaver information and the SHIFT campaign that helps ITD get Idahoans to zero deaths.
Host Bob Felt visits with Adam Weiser of WRA, an engineering firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA, and sharing facts about crash data analysis, low-cost countermeasures such as Curve Warning Systems and when to use them, and the epidemic of Wrong Way Drivers.
Host Bob Felt interviews Michigan's Engineer of Traffic Safety from the Dept. of Transportation. This episode covers the national Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) goals that Michigan has adopted and the 5 E's of Traffic Safety.
This episode covers access management principles, road diets, and signs. Host Bob Felt goes asks a professional engineer in several states that has served as a consultant for numerous municipalities, the DOT, and more. Andy Holmes talks about what they do in Florida regarding roadway safety.
The TraffiCalm Network podcast was developed to share thoughts and ideas from various traffic safety experts. The sharing of transportation innovations and roadway safety solutions are important for keeping traffic calm and saving lives. Host Bob Felt interviews TraffiCalm Systems president and owner John Ragan for a passionate view of the program goal.