Hosted by Josh Cohen and L'erin Jensen
Episode 103 - David Zipper shares how perverse incentives and negative externalities are part of the reason US transportation policy prioritizes decisions that benefit individuals and not those that benefit communities like public transit, sidewalks, and bike lanes.
Episode 102 - Lessons in civic engagement from his immigrant parents and early rides on Amtrak and BART in the 1970s shaped California State Transportation Agency Secretary David Kim’s commitment to both public service and equitable mobility which he’s using today to transform the lives of all Californians.
Episode 101 - Transit advocate Sunday Parker uses storytelling and pictures to help others overcome the lack of empathy for the systemic and ongoing barriers that impact public transit riders with disabilities, even 30 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Mobility is an essential component to the vibrant, equitable, and sustainable cities of our future. To build this future, we need to do more than invest in technology. We need to invest in the people who will make the hard decisions around transportation, land use, housing, economic development, and other aspects of urban life.
Josh Cohen, National Policy Director at TransLoc, started that conversation by building relationships with and sharing ideas from today’s leaders who are imagining and implementing change. He will profile leaders who are doing the heavy lifting to make our communities better and inspire new ones to supplement them. Together, we’ll build The Movement with the goal of sparking tangible change in our communities.
Want to learn more about the conception of The Movement? Josh explains more here.
Josh Cohen is the co-host of The Movement and TransLoc's National Director of Policy. Beyond the multi-syllable words in his title, this means he touches pretty much everything that goes on at TransLoc, a remnant from Josh's experience as one of TransLoc's earliest employees.
For seven years, Josh helped TransLoc grow from 5 customers to 120 customers as TransLoc's Director of Business Development. Prior to TransLoc, Josh was CEO of DomoLife, a real-estate services business, and VP of Turnkey Sports, a sports business consultancy. When not chasing his three kids around the Bull City, North Carolina, Josh enjoys roasting his own coffee and smoking his own barbeque.
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L'erin Jensen is co-host of The Movement Podcast and a Corporate Communications Specialist at TransLoc. In that role she is tasked with creating engaging content to increase brand awareness and aligning communications messaging across the company.
Outside of her work at TransLoc, L’erin has written articles for Scalawag Magazine, The Durham Voice, and The Daily Tarheel. She is passionate about the intersection of race and public policy. A Southern California native, she now calls Durham, North Carolina home.
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Josh reflects on the hundreds of conversations he’s had over the past twelve months and unpacks the realization that if we want to bring about change we must turn the conventional way we look at leadership upside down.