Episode 2 – Julie Wicke – Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series

Date Published: June 5, 2020

The Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series examines what we know about today’s most urgent inclusive transit planning challenges and how we can make progress in addressing them. In a series of conversations, transportation planners and advocates share lessons learned in their journey towards inclusive transportation planning. Inclusive processes for transportation planning actively involve older adults and people with disabilities and leads to the development of community and public transportation programs that effectively meet the needs of the people for whom they are designed to serve.

Episode 2 of the Transit Planning 4 All Podcast Series features guest speaker Julie Wicke, the Executive Director of Ride Connection. Ms. Wicke has been instrumental in Ride Connection’s service expansion, program innovation, and partnership building, allowing customers to access transportation that fits their individual needs.

Listen as she describes the successes and challenges of collaboratively creating their dialysis transportation service, aimed at keeping people healthy with access to care through high quality, customer focused transportation.  In order to create an environment that fosters transformative ideas, Ms. Wicke describes the strategies of honing an inclusive, cross-disciplinary planning process that builds trust, manages change, and ensures that all voices are respected and heard.  She shares important insights into the methods of involving and engaging those most impacted by an issue in the generation and implementation of solutions.

Transcription can be found here.