2021 Webinars and Podcasts
January 2021 – A Conversation with NJ TRANSIT CEO & President, Kevin S. Corbett
KMM kicked off our 2021 Podcast series with NJ TRASNIT’s Kevin S. Corbett. The 25-minute conversation covered topics such as NJT COVID safety measures, partnership with Transit Tech Lab, NJT Strategic Plan (NJT2030) and Five-Year Capital Plan, the Gateway project, and much more. To see the podcast, please click on the link below. Please note the link is a Facebook live recording and begins at the 8-minute mark. Podcast Link
February 2021 – Mid-Atlantic Electric School Bus Webinar
The MEEP Team is seeking schools, school districts, and/or school transportation contractors interested in deploying one or more electric school buses into their regular transportation service for a 6-8 week demonstration in the multi-state project region. This webinar covered what the program entails and how to apply. Webinar Speakers: NJ Clean Cities Coalition, Chuck Feinberg, and Highland Electric Transportation, Marc Riccio. Podcast Link
March 2021 – Women in Transportation Podcast
In celebration of International Women’s Day, KMM hosted a podcast featuring special guests New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti and Senior Policy & Program Advisor Zenobia Fields. Learn how they became involved in the field of transportation, what their jobs entail today, and advice they shared with young women contemplating a career in transportation. The 45-minute podcast also features a Q&A session. Podcast Link
March 2021 – A Conversation with NJ Division of Highway and Traffic Safety Podcast
Learn about DHTS 2021 Distracted Driving Campaign as well as the State & Community Highway Safety Program and how DHTS works to prevent motor vehicle-related crashes and fatalities on New Jersey’s roadways. Podcast Link
April 2021 – Earth Day Podcast
May 2021 – Smart Grid: Updating the NJ Energy Infrastructure Webinar
Mark Warner, Vice President of Gabel Associates discusses Upgrading New Jersey’s Energy Infrastructure and what it means to our communities and businesses. The 45-minute video features a presentation and a short Q&A session. Webinar Link
June 2021 – A Walk the Park
Featuring Anne Price of the New Jersey Audubon shares the history and programs Plainsboro Preserve offers to residents. This webinar was part of KMM’s #WalkInThePark program. Middlesex County is fortunate to have dozens of lovely parks and preserves – perfect for a walk, a stroll, bike, or picnic. Webinar Link.
May 20, 2020- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Learn why public charging (especially fast charging) is important, the goals for public charging set by the new law, how to access generous state incentives for public chargers, and the potential role for municipalities in hosting public charging locations, from two of the industry’s leading experts, Mark Warner of Gabel Associates and Andrea Friedman of NJDEP. For copies of the presentation, please email us. This webinar was not recorded.
May 25, 2020- Safe Route to School; Active Communities Connect
We are all spending our time much differently than we imagined for this time of year, and as significant parts of our communities remain closed, many families are taking the opportunity to appreciate the outdoors in their neighborhoods and parks. This could have a positive and lasting impact on the physical and mental health of our communities. KMM and the NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center have teamed up to provide families and communities with ideas and strategies to promote physical health and wellness from home. This webinar covers topics to support healthy and active learners, as well as strategies to sustain healthy habits into the next school year. Presented by Christopher Gonda, KMM’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, and Trish Sanchez, Public Relations and Outreach Specialist at Voorhees Transportation Center/Public Outreach and Engagement Team, for the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
June 5, 2020 – Covid-19 Impact on the Workplace
Learn the tips, tools, and strategies implemented by Anthony DeGraw, CCFS and his team from Domain Computer Services on how this company adapted to remote working. This webinar also features mental health strategist Ken A. Verni from New Jersey Center for Mindful Awareness, who offers tactics on how to deal with work-related stress.
June 18, 2020 – Senior Shuttle. More than Transportation
In many communities, senior citizens rely on county or municipal shuttle services for shopping, social activities, medical appointments, and even dialysis. For many seniors, the shuttle is more than a ride. Particularly for those who live alone, that weekly grocery trip may be the only regular human contact a person has. What happens if a crisis forces services to be suspended? Learn about the impact of social isolation on health and the benefit of connectivity, and how Highland Park rallied the community to continue services for seniors. Presented by Karen Alexander of Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Rutgers University, and Kim McGraw of Highland Park Boro.
June 25, 2020 – Maximizing Social Media Outreach
Learn how your non-profit, municipality or organization can enhance its outreach efforts through the development and implementation of an effective social media strategy as well as tools and programs that are free or low cost and easy to use. Presented by KMM Marketing Manager, Cristina Fowler and Greater Mercer TMA Marketing Coordinator, Julia Ibara.
August 2020 – Walk Safe. Bike Safe. A Children’s Webinar
Crossing the street, traffic signals, crosswalks, and more are covered in this 45-minute live webinar incorporating slides, videos, and audience participation. The bike safety component incorporates helmet use and fitting, basic traffic rules, and parts of the bicycle. Geared for grades 1st through 3rd and presented by KMM’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Christopher Gonda.
September 2020 – Adapting Community Spaces
These webinar feature presentations from Laura Torchio Project for Public Spaces and Pamela Stefanek of New Brunswick City Market and address how to create public spaces that benefit local businesses, residents, and visitors and how one community was able to implement this concept during these uncertain times.
September 2020 – Ready to Buy an Electric Vehicle?
Facebook Live Podcast: Geared for those who are interested in purchasing electric vehicles, the 45 -minute podcast will also feature Assemblyman Dan Benson for NJ and Tom Moloughney of Plug-In America. Topics covered: discussing the benefits of driving electric, the logistics involved, and the recent legislation and incentives aimed at making the transition.
October 2020 – The Evolution of Work in a Post-Covid World
The nature of work — where we work, how we work, and the tasks we perform — has, in many cases, changed dramatically over the past 6 months. Our panelists Kevin Kurdziel of the NJ Department of Labor and Brian Dashew Assistant Professor of Practice, of Adult and Continuing Education Rutgers University Graduate School of Education, will discuss the rapid evolution of work and what we can expect in the future. (please note, due to technical difficulties, a portion of the recording is missing)