In the new ETAP Podcast from AASHTO, host Bernie Wagenblast, talks to Toks Omishakin (pictured), who has been director of Caltrans for just over a year, about the challenges around promoting active transport – walking and bicycling – and improving safety for vulnerable road users. In this clip he focuses particularly on the effect Covid has had on California’s active transport planning and explains why the onus is now on preserving modal shifts into the future. You can find out more about Omishakin’s active transport plans by listening to the full interview.
AUDIO: Caltrans director Toks Omishakin on preserving active transport shifts prompted by Covid
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).