The Modern Mobility Podcast

The Modern Mobility Podcast

This podcast is for transportation planners and enthusiasts who want to learn PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS to modern day transportation challenges. Learn step-by-step how to plan for new and emerging technologies, increasing e-commerce, resiliency, micromobility, and equity, just to name a few. Co-hosts, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, are certified transportation planners, national experts, and thought leaders at Modern Mobility Partners, a female and minority-owned transportation planning and engineering consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.modernmobilitypartners.com.

Episodes

July 9, 2024 41 mins

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to support the ongoing NEVI plan through siting electric charging stations, planning the sites, and designing infrastructure around the stations. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 027:

  • Understand the goals of the NEVI plan, minimum requirements for proje...
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Episode Summary: Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners should know about estimating transit ridership. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 26:

  • How transit planners use ridership forecasts
  • How ridership forecasts change in different planning situations
  • Potential data demands for ridership estimates
  • Differences between ...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners interview guest speakers Melissa Taylor and Julia Billings about the innovative strategies used in the Chattanooga MPO’s 2050 Regional Transportation Plan. Listeners will learn about the following topics in this Season 4 Bonus Episode:

  • Identifying innovative strategies for public and stakeholder en...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners should know about electrified roadways. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 25:

  • What are electrified roadways?
  • What is the purpose of electrified roadways?
  • What is the technology of electrified roadways?
  • What are the benefits of electrified roadways?
  • What are the...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to analyze the emissions reductions for state and regions. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 24:

  • Need for understanding 7 Inputs to Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Analyses.
  • How to use the AASHTO’s tool for calculating the emissions reductions.
  • Key inp...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to make intersections safer and more connected for all modes of transportation. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 23:

  • How to measure walksheds to determine walking accessibility.
  • How to assess the quality of walking and biking infrastructure at intersect...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, along with guest speaker Hunter Abel, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about the Federal Transit Administration’s Title VI Program and steps to completing Title VI analysis for fixed-route transit providers. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 22:

  • An explanation of the Federal Transit Administration’s Title VI Progr...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to implementing Justice40 considerations. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 21:

  • About the federal Justice40 initiative
  • How the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) is incorporating the Justice40 initiative
  • How a disadvantaged community is defined by t...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, and guest host Peyton Moran, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and prioritization process to match capital improvement plans with available funding. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 20:

  • Understand why evaluating and prioritizing transportation projec...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners need to know about current EV trends and topics. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 19:

  • Understand the safety tradeoffs of EVs for EV drivers and passengers, as well as for other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
  • Explore issues related to electric grid capac...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to apply for Safe Streets for All grants and create their action plans. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 18:

  • What is the Safe Streets for All program?
  • What makes a competitive Safe Streets application?
  • What are some safety prioritization measures?
  • What ...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, along with guest speaker Jing Xu, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what five other ways to evaluate user and non-user benefits of investing in transportation. This episode builds off Episode 10 on how to conduct a benefit-cost analysis for transportation project. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 16:

  • An expl...
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March 30, 2023 52 mins

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to incorporate the eight (8) federal planning emphasis areas into state, regional, and local plans. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 16:

  • An explanation of the federal planning emphasis areas
  • An overview of each emphasis area including an overview and pl...

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for parking in a changing transportation ecosystem. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 15:

  • Effects of advent of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) on parking needs.
  • Components that affect parking demand.
  • Potential implications of digitizati...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to design the curb of the future. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 14:

  • What is a curb space and what alternative uses does it have?
  • What factors can affect or have affected the curb space in the past?
  • How has curb space been managed in various cities (...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about how the public sector can plan for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Definition of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • How MaaS differs from Mobility on Demand (MoD)
  • How to begin to plan for MaaS in your organization
  • The importance of open data f...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp, Kirsten Mote, and Sherri Dawson with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for transit systems of the future. Listeners will learn the following in Episode 12:

  • Planning the Transit System of the Future
    • Understand the existing transit network
    • Take a whole-network approach to transit planning
    • Redesign street space to in...

Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Ryan Sager, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for increased teleworking.  Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Implications of increased teleworking on transportation infrastructure
  • Steps transportation planners can take to plan for increased teleworking, including:
    • Develop trend analys...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, along with guest speaker Jennifer Zhan, all with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to demonstrate the economic benefits of investing in a specific transportation project.  Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Selecting a project or program
  • Researching similar projects and programs for proven be...
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Episode Summary:  Listen to national experts and certified planners, Keli Kemp and Kirsten Mote, both with Modern Mobility Partners, talk about what planners can do to plan for resilient transportation systems. Listeners will learn the following in this episode:

  • Definitions of transportation resilience
  • How to incorporate resilience into the transportation planning process
  • How to identify hazards to transportation resilience
  • Dat...
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