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Fast Forward

Fast Forward is a bi-weekly podcast covering the revolution in urban mobility. Hosted by CEO and Founder of CoMotion, John Rossant, each episode features a guest on the front lines of the transformation in transportation, along with fun and incisive commentary on that week’s news — from batteries to bicycles to whether Elon really means it’s “full self-driving” this time. (Spoiler: he doesn’t.) Fast Forward is powered by CoMotion. —————— Visit to find out more about our flagship gathering convening the top players shaping the future of mobility. —————— Stay on the cutting edge of mobility and get updates delivered to your inbox every week. Sign up for CoMotion NEWS, our must-read newsletter that contains the most critical mobility news, updates about CoMotion events, the Fast Forward Podcast and more!


Last Episode Date: 20 May 2024

Total Episodes: 135

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20 May 2024
USDOT 2.0 & Publicly Funded Projects Across America with USDOT Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg

On this special episode, recorded at CoMotion MIAMI '24, John Rossant is joined by Polly Trottenberg, Deputy Secretary of Transportation at the USDOT. Hear from her about the challenges and opportunities presented by the federal government’s landmark investments in clean t...

30 min
24 April 2024
How to Quickly & Cheaply Decarbonize Mobility with Nick Molden

On this episode, John Rossant is joined by Nick Molden, Founder & CEO, Emissions Analytics, the leading independent global testing and data specialist for the scientific measurement of real-world emissions. Tune in to hear about the best route to decarbonization, electri...

49 min
8 April 2024
Fueling the Future: Next-Gen Hydrogen with Alex Ivanenko

On this episode, John is joined by Alex Ivanenko of Hywatts, a company leveraging proprietary reversible fuel cell technology to make electricity from hydrogen abundant, portable, and affordable. Hear about the challenges of producing sustainable fuel, what hydrogen producti...

31 min
25 March 2024
Beyond the Car: What's Next in the Age of Adaptive Mobility?

On this episode, John Rossant is joined by Carlo Ratti, a professor and thought leader at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he leads the MIT Senseable City Lab, an innovative research team dedicated to investigating the transformative effects of new technologi...

21 min
15 March 2024
Measure HLA: Is this LA's mobility inflection point?

On this episode of the Fast Forward podcast by CoMotion, John Rossant is joined by Michael Schneider, CEO & Founder of Streets For All, the organization behind the recently passed Measure HLA in Los Angeles. Measure HLA requires Los Angeles to add more than 230 miles of ...

23 min
11 March 2024
Women at the Helm: Female Mobility Leaders in Conversation

In this special episode of the Fast Forward Podcast, we celebrate International Women's Day with an all female panel on gender equality in the mobility sector, from CoMotion LA '23. Joining us for the discussion: Laura Rubio-Cornejo, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Depa...

46 min
5 February 2024
How Carbon Fiber & Composites are Eliminating Mobility's Weight Problem

On the latest episode of the Fast Forward Podcast, we look at state-of-the-art carbon fiber lightweighting with Evangelos Zympeloudis, Co-Founder & CEO of iCOMAT, a startup based in Bristol, UK, and recent winner of the LA New Mobility Challenge 2023, that is revolutioni...

22 min
22 January 2024
The Big Mobility Trends to Watch with Seleta Reynolds & Olaf Sakkers

2024 looks to be a decisive year for many maturing trends in mobility, from electrification to autonomy to digitized fares; it can be hard, however, to tell the hype from hard facts. To help decipher, John Rossant, CEO at CoMotion, is joined by Seleta Reynolds, Head of Innov...

60 min
23 October 2023
How Technology is Changing the Face of Transportation

In this episode of CoMotion's Fast Forward Podcast, John Rossant sits down with Michael Inabinet, the Central Division president of HNTB Infrastructure. Join them as they navigate the complexities of how public agencies can maintain their core missions while leveraging the l...

31 min
16 October 2023
A Glimpse Into CoMotion LA ’23 & The Open Mobility Foundation Summit

In this episode, CoMotion's John Rossant chats with Andrew Glass Hastings, the Executive Director of the Open Mobility Foundation. They delve into the heart of CoMotion LA '23 happening next month, exploring this year’s theme: 'Rewiring the City: Building Infrastructure, B...

25 min
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