AUDIO: Balancing different needs in traffic management for special events


In this latest clip from the Thinking Transportation podcast, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) research engineer Debbie Albert discusses the challenges of balancing competing needs of stake holders when special events, such as large sporting fixtures or concerts, threaten gridlock. In the full episode, which can be found on the podcast’s homepage or on your favorite streaming service, ways to navigate chaos – from the first car in, to the last one out – are investigated

Guest info: Debbie Albert is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Arizona with over 20 years of municipal traffic engineering experience. She coordinates development of the Kyle Field Transportation Plan and traffic plans for other sporting and campus events for Texas A&M University. She was responsible for developing and implementing traffic plans for professional football, baseball, and hockey venues in Glendale, Arizona.

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).