Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center
Thank you to the more than 300 people who joined us for Live.Ride.Share Denver on May 17, 2016!
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8am-7pm (Networking Reception begins at 5pm)
- Catherine Cox Blair, Senior Director, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Jill Locantore, Policy and Program Director, WalkDenver
All Day Pop-Up Design
7:00 AM Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast Served
8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
8:30 AM MORNING PLENARY: From Niche to Mainstream
At the beginning of the 20th century the automobile entered the transportation market as a toy for the rich. By 1920, Ford had sold over a million cars. At the beginning of the 21st century, are we witnessing a similar rapid cultural shift with the rise of the sharing economy, expanded reliance on technology, renewed interest in living in walkable urban areas, and declining car ownership, or are these just fads? Hear both historical and forward-looking perspectives on how major cultural shifts happen, and the outlook for mobility.
10:00 AM Break-Out Session I
A. The Next Frontier: Smaller Cities and Urban Suburbs
B. Vision Zero: Shared Mobility, Shared Network, Shared Safety
C. Connect Mobility: Matching Public Transit and Shared Mobility Providers
10:00 AM A. The Next Frontier: Smaller Cities and Urban Suburbs
Moderator: Adam Paul, Mayor, City of Lakewood, CO
Using case studies from the Denver metro region and Pasadena, CA, this session will investigate how smaller cities and urban suburbs can achieve desired mobility goals such as the ability for residents to live and/or work without the need to own a car, reduce trips, have access to mobility services and affordable access to opportunities for people of all ages and incomes, where currently more progress on these objectives is being made in the central cities.
10:00 AM B. Vision Zero: Shared Mobility, Shared Network, Shared Safety
Moderator: Corinne Kisner, Director of Policy and Special Projects, National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
- Crissy Fanganello, Director of Transportation, City and County of Denver
- Wesley Marshall, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver
- Timothy Papandreou, Chief Innovation Officer and Director, Office of Innovation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
- Shin-pei Tsay, Deputy Executive Director, TransitCenter
From Seattle to New York City, San Francisco to Washington, D.C. a number of leading U.S. cities have committed to Vision Zero and the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities. Denver is poised to launch its own Vision Zero initiative in 2016. How can ride sharing, ride sourcing, driverless cars, and other innovations in mobility contribute to the Vision Zero movement? Conversely, how can increasing safety for pedestrians and bicyclists help the shared use mobility market flourish?
10:00 AM C. Connect Mobility: Matching Public Transit and Shared Mobility Providers
Moderator: James Corless, Director, Transportation for America
- Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
- Darnell Grisby, Director, Policy Development and Research, American Public Transit Association (APTA)
- Jacob Lieb, Sustainability Policy Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Bill Sirois, Senior Manager, Transit Oriented Communities, Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Transit agencies across the country have begun to realize the true opportunity of partnering with shared mobility providers. Many transit agencies were initially concerned about competition from shared mobility providers such as Lyft and Uber. However, most agencies have realized that shared mobility providers can provide complementary services that benefit public transit. At this session, you’ll learn about the scope of partnership opportunities between public transit and shared mobility providers from recent research by the American Public Transit Association (APTA). You’ll also hear from representatives from Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco about how these partnerships are working and what are the keys to overcoming the challenges to having truly seamless travel between public transit and shared mobility providers.
11:30 AM LUNCH PLENARY: Connecting the DOTs: Leadership from the Transportation Officials
Moderator: Gideon Berger, Director, Daniel Rose Fellowship Program, Rose Center for Public Leadership
While many cities have played a reactionary role to emerging mobility opportunities, others have been more proactive by developing pilots, programs and policies that integrate and expand these new services for residents. Panelists from cities on the cutting edge of shared mobility will discuss successful strategies, where they see new opportunities and potential for expansion, and how these modes best fit into the urban transportation landscape. Some of the policies and urban designs that will achieve the biggest shift in mode share are sometimes not the most immediately popular. This session will identify some of those shifts and provide tips on how to lead your community to make those changes.
1:00 PM Break-Out Session II
A. Getting it Done: Overcoming Regulatory Barriers
B. Designed to Share: How Shared Mobility Impacts Land Use and Urban Design
C. Technology: What New Technologies Will Have the Biggest Impacts on Shared Mobility and What Do Policy Makers Need to do to Help (or Get Out of the Way)?
1:00 PM A. Getting it Done: Overcoming Regulatory Barriers
Moderator: Mary Beth Susman, Councilwoman, City and County of Denver
One of the biggest barriers to growing a shared mobility in an urban area are regulatory challenges from the public sector. The public utilities commission regulates taxis and ridesharing services. Local governments manage right of way for dedicated on-street parking and other service issues. Panelists will discuss best practices and pilot projects to overcoming regulatory barriers and provide better service to mobility users.
1:00 PM B. Designed to Share: How Shared Mobility Impacts Land Use and Urban Design
Moderator: Gosia Kung, Founder & Executive Director, WalkDenver
Transportation policies affect private land use and design. If everybody is expected to drive an individually owned vehicle, the land has to accommodate storage and access of cars to support the intended land use. The story changes with the assumption of shared mobility. This session will explore how urban design will address site and building access and deliver human experience to support shared transportation policies.
1:00 PM C. Technology: What new Technologies will Have the Biggest Impacts on Shared Mobility and What Do Policy-Makers Need to Do to Help (or Get Out of the Way)?
Moderator: Danny Katz, Executive Director, CoPIRG
Smart phones and GPS have allowed shared mobility programs like bike shares and ride services to explode over the last decade. But we are just scratching the surface for what is possible and the benefits for cities and towns across Colorado. Find out what the next big advances are and how government can help through new policy or by simply getting out of the way.
2:30 PM Break-Out Session III
A. Making Dollars and $ense
B. Aging and Shared Mobility: More Opportunities Than We Recognize, But We Need to Get Ahead of the Baby Boomer Wave
C. Access + Equity: Working Towards Truly Shared, Shared-Use Mobility
2:30 PM A. Making Dollars and $ense
Moderator: Kathleen Osher, Executive Director, Transit Alliance
- Kelly Brough, President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
- Justin Holmes, Director, Corporate Communications & Public Policy, Zipcar
- Deron Lovaas, Senior Policy Advisor, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Tristan Sanders, Public Health Program Manager, City and County of Denver
Shared Use Mobility is buzzing around the halls of companies, cities, counties and starting to intrigue the citizens in our urban areas. Life without owning your own vehicle will have major impacts on wallets and waistlines, but how do we start to quantify the benefits and grow the conversation. This session will make investigate the benefits and look at the return on investing to support this new cultural shift.
Research suggests that shared mobility helps take people out of their cars and encourages more active forms of transportation such as walking, biking or taking public transit. Can it address climate change? Can it minimize the impacts of the single occupant vehicle? What are the health impacts of shared mobility, and what can we do to create more opportunities to increase physical activity, lower costs and positive impacts to climate change?
2:30 PM B. Aging and Shared Mobility: More Opportunities Than We Recognize But We Need to Get Ahead of the Baby Boomer Wave
Moderator: Jayla Sanchez-Warren, Area Agency on Aging Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Baby Boomers have a lot to gain from embracing shared mobility and many of them are more tech savvy than we give them credit for. However, many challenges remain to expand adoption of shared-use mobility by the Baby Boomers. With a growing aging population it is imperative that companies, policy makers and aging advocates come together to ensure the shared use mobility world is designed for the aging population.
2:30 PM C. Access + Equity: Working Towards Truly Shared, Shared-Use Mobility
Moderator: Dace West, Executive Director, Mile High Connects
Bike sharing programs, car share services, and ride hailing applications are providing many with ever increasing mobility options. Unfortunately, the promise of shared use mobility hasn’t been realized by all communities. How can we expand the scope of shared use mobility and ensure that programs do not just cater to white, college-educated, or financially well off communities? This panel will explore the challenges and successes of how bikeshare, carshare, rideshare, transit etc. can serve communities in diverse geographic locations, people of color & people with varying income levels.
4:00 PM CLOSING PLENARY: Calculating the Impact of the Trip Taken: A sneak peak into the UC Berkeley, NRDC, Lyft and Uber study
Moderator: Gabe Klein, Author of Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun
- Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
- Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director of the Urban Solutions Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
- Jonathan Hall, Head of Economic Research for Public Policy and Litigation, Uber Technologies
- Mark Dowd, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation
We all know that game changing mobility disruption is headed our way. Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford Jr., recently said that the changes coming to mobility in the next 10 years will be more dramatic than the transition from the horse to the automobile. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Vulcan Philanthropy are investing heavily to accelerate the transition to this new mobility future through their $50 million Smart City Challenge. Through this initiative, USDOT and Vulcan Philanthropy will fund the most forward-thinking city in America to identify new pathways to zero carbon transportation.
At the same time, Lyft and Uber are shaping the mobility markets in cities around the country. New technologies are bursting into the market at an unprecedented pace. Yet questions remain. Will this revolution address the challenges of greenhouse gas emissions and be a part of the climate change solution? Will the convergence of shared, electric and automated vehicles operate in seamless fashion with and complement existing transit systems? Will every person regardless of race and income have access to these new services and technologies? The closing plenary panel of industry leaders will cap off Live.Ride.Share Denver with some of the latest thinking on our best ideas to accelerate this transportation revolution.
5:00 PM Reception
A list of registered attendees is available HERE (PDF). (Current as of May 15, 2016.)
Live.Ride.Share Denver is a conference about shared-use mobility. Please use alternative transportation to get to the event!
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Gabe Klein is the former DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration in Chicago and former Director of the District DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. In Washington he launched Capital Bikeshare, the first large-scale bikeshare system in the US, and in Chicago he later launched Divvy, which is now the largest bikeshare system in the US.
Before entering the public sphere, Gabe honed his creativity and leadership skills working for startups, including Zipcar, where he served as Vice President for four years. He also wrote a business model for the first point-to-point car sharing concept and co-founded the first all-natural multi-unit food truck company in the US.
In 2015, Gabe joined Fontinalis Partners as a Special Venture Partner on their new fund. He continues to advise a number of technology and mobility companies, including Transit Screen and Phone2Action, where he provides leadership on strategy. He is on the boards of NACTO and Streetsblog. Gabe and his work have been featured in many major news outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, Bloomberg, and many more. He is the author of Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun published by Island Press.
Associate Professor, University of Virginia's Department of Engineering and Society
Peter Norton is a historian of engineering and society, with particular interests in transportation. He is an associate professor in the University of Virginia's Department of Engineering and Society and a member of the university's Center for Transportation Studies. He is the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (MIT Press). For his article “Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street” (Technology and Culture) Norton won the Abbott Payson Usher Prize of the Society for the History of Technology. He is winner of the Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize and of the Trigon Engineering Society’s Hutchinson Award “for dedication and excellence in teaching.”
Director of Strategic Planning, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Timothy Papandreou is a recognized leader in transportation and land-use planning, design, project management and operations. He is a trusted adviser to non-government organizations, companies, cities and state/federal governments on public-private partnerships and emerging transportation trends.
Timothy is currently the Director of Strategic Planning where he represents the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at local, state, federal and international policy bodies; mentors young transportation professionals and mobility start-up companies; and advises San Francisco’s sister cities. Timothy leads cross-functional teams responsible for creating and implementing the SFMTA’s six–year strategic work plan to meet the agency’s safety, mode shift, quality of life and economic prosperity goals. His teams develop, and prioritize integrated policies, funding agreements and streets designs for walking, bicycling, public transport, car/bike/scooter sharing, taxis, carpooling, ridesharing, employer buses, service deliveries, parking and future driverless vehicles/aerial drones.
Timothy is the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Vision Zero safety task force to eliminate traffic deaths by 2024. He bikes the talk and has lived car free in LA & SF for over 15 years using a combination of walking, bicycles, public transit, carpooling, taxis and car rentals.
Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft
A member of the original Lyft team, Emily works with researchers, transportation planners, environmental advocates, and transit agencies to advance ridesharing as a sustainable transportation option and document its impacts. She started her career as a transportation policy aide for a U.S. Congresswoman and later served as a financial advisor for municipal infrastructure projects. Emily holds an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania and has been recognized by SAP as a Top 40 Influencer on the Networked Economy.
Mayor, Lakewood, Colorado
Adam Paul is a native of Lakewood, Colorado, and a dedicated public servant. Before becoming mayor in 2015, Adam served on the Lakewood City Council for eight years and prior to that six years on the Green Mountain Water and Sanitation District Board.
In 2002, he started his own business, Colorado Corporate Car, an executive transportation service. Being a small business owner, Adam believes that small businesses are the backbone of the community. He serves on the board of Eaton Senior Communities and is a member of The Action Center’s Capital Committee. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation and has served on the City's Legislative, Budget and Audit committees. He has represented Lakewood on the Joint Project Review Committee consisting of Lakewood and Morrison representatives and the Rooney Valley Association. He also has served on Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). Adam was honored to be awarded Elected Official of the Year in 2011 by The West Chamber and in 2013 by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.
Manager, On-Street Programs, Transportation & Mobility, Parking Operations, City & County of Denver
Alyssa manages the daily operations, planning, and policies surrounding Denver’s on-street programs including Valet, Car Share, Bike Parking, and Residential Parking Permits, among other projects that support Denver’s Strategic Parking Plan and overarching transportation goals. She coordinates efforts between various Public Works agencies to ensure effective resolutions to parking and curb lane concerns in Denver's rapidly changing neighborhoods. Prior to her current role, Alyssa was the Assistant Director of eGo CarShare, Metro Denver's first car share organization. While with eGo she worked with Denver Public works to establish a pilot on-street car share parking program that later evolved into the Car Share Program she now manages. Alyssa is passionate about supporting transportation solutions that meet the needs of all Denver residents.
Deputy Director, Urban Solutions Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Amanda's recent work has focused on implementing California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law (SB 375) to create stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities in California. Ms. Eaken was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one the Bay Area’s top Forty under 40 Emerging Leaders of 2013 in recognition of her role in securing passage of the nation’s first law to link greenhouse gas emissions with land use and transportation planning. She was the recipient of the inaugural President’s Award for Sustainability Leadership by the Southern California Association of Governments for her work creating a Sustainable Communities Strategy for the Southern California region. She is a founding member and Steering Committee member of ClimatePlan, a statewide coalition of environmental, social equity, and health groups focused on successful implementation of SB 375. Ms. Eaken has over 10 years’ experience in land use and transportation planning, and in her previous positions she managed the development and construction of affordable housing and transportation infrastructure projects. Ms. Eaken holds a Master’s Degree in Transportation and Land Use Planning from U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, and a B.A. in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College.
Ann Cheng is the director of GreenTRIP – TransForm’s green building certification program for new residential, mixed use development that encourages less driving by reduced parking and incentives like free transit passes and carshare. She also developed the Great Communities Collaborative Toolkit, used throughout the region in developing model station area plans and provides technical assistance on parking and transportaiton policies to community groups and city staff engaged with planning for better communities.
Over the last 12 years Ann has been a transportation consultant, redevelopment planner and most recently program director. Over her career she's developed smart growth and TOD design guidelines, bicycle and pedestrian master plans and coordinated planning efforts. Ann recently retired from serving one term on the El Cerrito City Council where she was the first Asian American Mayor in 2011. Ann loves that her work helps to empower communities, increasing fluency in civic processes to ultimately improve the environment, health, wealth and equity for all. She has a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management at UC Davis.
Senior Manager of Transit Oriented Communities (TOC), Regional Transportation District (RTD)
Bill has over twenty-five years’ experience in transportation and land use planning in both the public and private sectors. Currently Bill is the Senior Manager of Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver. At RTD, Bill acts as agency's primary liaison with the development community, local jurisdictions and other stakeholders on transit oriented development and transit planning projects. Bill has played a pivotal role with multiple TOD projects which have advanced from conception to construction including Alameda Station Village (Denizen), Depot Square in Boulder, and the Olde Town Arvada TOD Pilot project. In addition, Bill lead RTD’s process to select a developer for the reuse of Denver’s historic Union Station and was a key member of RTD’s negotiation team which worked with the developer, Union Station Alliance, to turn Denver Union Station into the 112-room Crawford Hotel. Bill is a member of the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee and ULI Colorado's TOD Best Practices Committee and has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa.
Councilmember, Ward V, Aurora, Colorado
Councilmember Bob Roth has served Aurora’s Ward V since 2009. He chair’s the Aurora City Council’s Water Policy Committee and is a member of the Management and Finance Policy Committee as well as the Public Safety, Courts and civil Services Committee. Outside his city involvement he serves as the Vice Chair for the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Mr. Roth continues to work in the private sector as the Director of Preconstruction Services and is a LEED Accredited Professional at Intermountain Electric, Inc.
Senior Advisor, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Catherine Cox Blair provides communities with technical assistance and expertise regarding city-led innovation and the forging of private-public partnerships. Prior to joining NRDC, she worked at Reconnecting America, where she managed sustainable-development projects in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, and Atlanta and helped plan and implement communities anchored by mass transit. She has also worked as a principal planner for the city of Denver. Blair is a commissioner of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s from the University of Virginia. She is based in Denver.
Principal and CEO, D4Urban
Chris has ~32 years’ experience working in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia and the USA, in both Development and Funds Management, with sector experience in industrial, business park, CBD office, apartment, single family and master planned community development, as well as operational experience within the age‐restricted/senior living sector.
In February 2011, Chris established D4 Urban with Warren Cohen and Jim Frank, and is a Partner and CEO of this Denver‐based development/management company focused on sustainable, mixed‐use, transit‐orientated, urban development. Chris has been responsible for the establishment of D4 and securing its initial projects as catalysts for the re‐development of the iconic Denver Design District and associated properties totaling ~75 acres. D4 intends that the project will become a model for sustainable urban development in Denver and the USA. The project was featured in The ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition in 2009.
Director of Policy and Special Projects, NACTO
Corinne Kisner is the Director of Policy and Special Projects at NACTO. In this role, she facilitates networks of peer cities working to build safe, sustainable transportation systems and active cities through better street design and transportation policy. Corinne directs and manages the annual Designing Cities conference and facilitates city policy initiatives on issues such as Vision Zero, planning for self-driving vehicles, and integrating green stormwater infrastructure into multi-modal street design. Corinne also oversees NACTO’s communications, external partnerships, and leadership development program for city transportation officials. Previously at NACTO she served as the Designing Cities Program Manager (2014-2015) and a Designing Cities Fellow (2013).
Prior to joining NACTO, Corinne held a Mayoral Fellowship at the City of Chicago, worked as the Sustainability Associate in the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities, and worked at the Climate Institute in Washington, DC. She received a Taubman Scholarship to pursue a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Director of Transportation, Denver Public Works, City and County of Denver
Crissy Fanganello is Denver’s first Director of Transportation overseeing transportation planning, engineering and operations citywide. Ms. Fanganello oversees the policy, institutionalization and implementation of the city’s multimodal vision as developed in Denver’s Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) for which she was the primary author. The STP vision is a healthy, livable community through the efficient movement of people and goods. This plan set the stage to help Denver move goods and people around the city traveling on bicycles, using transit, and by walking. She strongly believes that transportation professionals can and must raise the bar for how transportation systems function to move people and goods, while also contributing to the human fabric of the city.
Executive Director, Mile High Connects
Dace West is the Executive Director of Mile High Connects, a broad based collaborative working to ensure that the Metro Denver regional transit system fosters communities that offer all residents the opportunity for a high quality of life. Dace provides leadership and partner support around the organization’s research, policy advocacy, organizing, grantmaking and integration efforts. Prior to her work at Mile High Connects, Dace served as the Director of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, an office created by Denver’s Mayor in 2004 to serve as a liaison between the City and its nonprofit sector. While at DOSP, Dace was instrumental in creating the Denver Transit Oriented Development Fund, an acquisition fund to preserve affordable housing near transit; coordinated over $10 million of direct investments while leveraging an additional $50 million for energy efficiency upgrades for affordable housing and commercial facilities, and managed multiple large-scale collaborative efforts. Throughout her career, Dace has brought high level expertise in pulling together diverse partners across a variety of issues to work toward common, comprehensive goals and create real change for stronger communities.
Innovation Team (i-team) Manager, City of Centennial, Colorado
Daniel Hutton’s professional experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors allows him to effectively lead the Centennial Innovation Team (i-team) achieve their mission of “embedding and accelerating innovation in government.” Daniel was instrumental in crafting Centennial’s i-team grant proposal and developing its overall program, including its core priorities of transportation and mobility in Centennial’s suburban setting. As one of nearly 20 cities around the world participating in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program, Centennial’s i-team functions as an in-house innovation consultant that generates ideas, develops partnerships and drives toward execution in solving the City’s most pressing problems.
Formerly the i-team’s Project Manager, Daniel’s background includes transportation policy experience as a Graduate Policy Fellow with Denver’s Transportation Solutions, telecommunications industry consulting and working as Senior Management Analyst for the City of Centennial prior to joining the i-team. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs.
Mr. Katz has spent the last 15 years working with the State PIRG network, a federation of state-based, public interest advocacy groups. In 2008, he was the field coordinator of CALPIRG’s successful campaign to pass Proposition 1A, a $9 billion bond to begin construction of a California high-speed rail system. He has been the Director of CoPIRG since 2009. He has coordinated grassroots campaigns on increasing transit, bike and pedestrian funding and released a series of reports that document the Millennial-led shift away from driving across the country. He currently sits on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Advisory Board for Transit and Rail, the Steering Committee of Live Ride Share Denver and coordinates a statewide coalition of transportation advocacy groups. He was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado and got his Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Director, Policy Development and Research, American Public Transportation Association
Darnell is a resourceful, innovative leader who excels at building effective coalitions and translating data into policy. At the national, state and local levels, he has delivered measurable financial, reputational and legislative results for private, non-profit and public sector organizations. In his current role as APTA’s director of policy development, Darnell is the author of numerous reports that use original research to communicate urban mobility’s unique impact on our nation’s economy. Darnell serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation and Economic Development Committee, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of California, Los Angeles. Campaign strategy, policy development, and the analysis of power relationships are his passions.
SVP, Mobility Solutions, Xerox
David P. Cummins is Senior Vice President of Mobility Solutions for Xerox, which is now the largest provider of municipal transportation services in the world. David leads the Mobility Marketplace project to create a strategically important new service line for Xerox. The project involves a large team across four global R&D centers. The Mobility Marketplace is an open data exchange and payment platform for all public and private providers of mobility in a given city. It was launched in Los Angeles and Denver in early 2016. David has led numerous innovation projects in the past and has been awarded eight patents to date.
Previously, David had P&L responsibility over the Parking and Justice Solutions lines of business for five years. Prior to that, he led strategy, sales, marketing, and acquisitions for the Transportation division with operations in over 30 countries. David has been quoted in the Washington Post, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Fortune, Bloomberg, NPR, Crain’s, Network World, Government Technology, etc. He is also a frequent speaker at events including the LA Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, America Answers, Venture Beat, ITS America, etc.
Prior to joining Xerox, David was director of operations planning and management for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic organizing committee. In 2003, he was a recipient of the International Project of the Year Award, presented by the Project Management Institute, for his work during the Winter Olympic Games.He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, an MA in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from Messiah College.
Senior Policy Adviser, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
For 20 years, Deron Lovaas has closely monitored public policies pertaining to the built environment. He oversees advocacy for efforts related to energy efficiency, housing, smart growth, and transportation. He previously served as NRDC’s director of federal transportation policy, as well as chief strategist for advancing bipartisan oil-savings legislation and renewing the nation’s transportation law. Before joining NRDC, Lovaas worked for several conservation groups, including the National Wildlife Federation, Zero Population Growth, and the Sierra Club. From 1993 to 1995, he served as an environmental specialist with Maryland’s Department of the Environment. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and based in Washington, D.C.
Transportation Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
Douglas Shinkle is the Transportation Program Director in the Environment, Energy and Transportation Program at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Mr. Shinkle has worked for NCSL for ten years on transportation, traffic safety, shared mobility, healthy communities, natural resources and land-use issues.
During his tenure at NCSL, Douglas has written numerous comprehensive, well-regarded publications on topics ranging from traffic safety, transportation reform, healthy communities, aging in place, active transportation, transit and other topics. He has presented at a number of national summits and legislative committees on his areas of expertise.
Prior to joining NCSL, Mr. Shinkle worked for a number of elected officials in a variety of capacities. He worked for a Congressman in California, conducting constituent and media outreach. In addition, he has worked for state legislators in the California and Colorado state legislatures on policy and constituent research. Douglas is a native of Colorado, and has a degree from Colorado State University. Douglas is an avid bicycle commuter, but also uses uses his own car, Uber, Lyft, and his feet to get around.
Former Gainesville, Florida Mayor
Former Gainesville, Florida Mayor, Edward Braddy, spent over a decade driving a city-wide culture of positive change and economic growth in one of Florida’s most innovative cities. The Honorable Ed Braddy has undertaken over a decade of public service in the greater Gainesville region, serving first on the Gainesville City Commission from 2002 to 2008 and as Mayor from 2013 to 2016. He has extensive experience in developing public policy in areas of economic development, land use planning, public safety, transportation, budgeting and strategic planning.
As Mayor, Ed Braddy helped lead Gainesville to fully embrace a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. His first act in office was to launch and co-chair a Small Business Task Force in partnership with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. He later established the City’s first Blue Ribbon Committee on Economic Competitiveness and also the Promotion of Minority-Owned and Minority-Oriented Opportunities Committee to ensure widespread participation. His term in office was notable for the partnerships developed to foster the innovation culture in Gainesville, exemplified in the creation of “Freedom in Motion” – a unique ridesharing program providing discounted, door-to-door service to low income seniors advanced through a partnership among the City of Gainesville, ElderCare of Alachua County, the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Uber.
Chair, Boulder County Commission, Denver Regional Council of Governments, and Metro Area County Commissioners
Elise Jones was elected to be a Boulder County Commissioner in 2012. In addition to chairing the Boulder County Commission, she also currently serves as the chair of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and Metro Area County Commissioners, and is a member of the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee, and Denver metro area’s Regional Air Quality Council and Regional Transportation Committee. Prior to running for commissioner, Elise served as executive director of the Colorado Environmental Coalition for 13 years, where she worked on wilderness, transportation, growth, clean energy, climate change and other issues. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University and a master’s in Resource Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Michigan, Elise has several decades of experience with the public policy making process. She has worked as a regional director for the League of Conservation Voters, a senior legislative staffer for an Oregon congresswoman, and a project coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation. Elise lives in Boulder with her partner, Karl, and their daughter, McKenzie.
Director, Daniel Rose Fellowship Program, Rose Center for Public Leadership
Gideon Berger is an urban planner with a decade of combined experience in the public, non-profit and private sectors whose practice has focused on using transportation infrastructure to help communities achieve their broader goals. Berger is currently director of the Daniel Rose Fellowship program at the Rose Center for Public Leadership (a program of the National League of Cities in partnership with the Urban Land Institute) where he has advised the mayors of 28 major US cities on complex urban redevelopment challenges and opportunities. Berger has been a transportation consultant, a city planner for the City of Denver—where he led complete streets and transit oriented development (TOD) planning initiatives—a TOD planner for the Denver Regional Transportation District’s FasTracks program, and an adjunct planning professor at the University of Colorado at Denver, and was an economic researcher for the Central Philadelphia Development Corp. In his previous career, Berger spent a decade in public affairs communications working for the Nature Conservancy and Republican Party and served as a reporter and editor for the Greenwire environmental news service, biennially published Almanac of American Politics and community newspapers in New York and New Jersey. He has authored articles on planning in The Next American City, National Journal magazine, The Hill newspaper and Planetizen website, has been a guest expert on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Architect, LEED AP, WalkDenver Founder & Executive Director
As Founder of WalkDenver, Gosia Kung was instrumental in bringing the first BetterBlock “Complete Streets” demonstration to Colorado. As a native of Poland, Ms. Kung has an inherent understanding and passion for the role of walkability in urban design. Steeped in European planning traditions, Ms. Kung brings added experience as a registered, practicing architect and a President of Denver-based design firm, KUNGarchitecture. Ms. Kung has built a reputation as an important advocate and spokesperson for walkability and its key role in building healthy communities. Ms. Kung’s work was featured in the New York Times on February 13, 2012 in the article “Denver is Urged to Hit the Sidewalks”.
Sustainability Policy Manager, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Jacob Lieb is currently the Sustainability Policy Manager for LA Metro where he leads the agency’s efforts to incorporate sustainability into planning and project implementation. Jacob oversees the implementation of Metro’s Sustainability Planning Policy and First Mile/Last Mile Strategic Plan, among other efforts. Jacob comes to Metro after a long tenure with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). While at SCAG Jacob was responsible for major regional planning functions including the preparation of the Sustainable Communities Strategy, the Regional Comprehensive Plan, and the Regional Housing Needs Assessment. Jacob also participated in key legislative negotiations, including the discussions leading to the enactment of SB 375, and oversaw environmental review and compliance for multiple plan cycles. Jacob began his career working on homeownership, homelessness, and social service issues for the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Jacob is a graduate of UC Berkeley.
Director, Transportation For America (T4A)
James Corless is the Director of Transportation for America (T4America), an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. Prior to T4America, James served as a senior planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area where he managed the agency’s efforts to partner with the private sector and local governments to promote jobs, retail and residential construction along public transportation corridors. James helped author several pieces of groundbreaking state legislation in California that have helped encourage coordination of transportation, growth and economic development and has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning.
Director of the Area Agency on Aging, Denver Regional Council of Governments
Ms. Sanchez-Warren is the director of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG.) Jayla has 28 years of experience in the field of aging, and has worked as a Long-term Care Ombudsman advocating for the rights of residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. She became the supervisor of the Ombudsman Program, developed a volunteer ombudsman program and worked to increase the number of staff ombudsmen and improve the programs systemic advocacy efforts. As the director of the Ombudsman Program she worked to improve the quality of life for people living in long- term care communities by addressing regional issues, regulations, legislation and policy related to long-term care.
She serves on number of commissions and committees, including the Colorado Aging Policy Advisory Committee, Colorado Latino Age Wave Committee and the DRCOG Metro Vision Implementation Task Force.
Co-Founder and CEO, SilverRide
Jeff Maltz is the Co-Founder and CEO of SilverRide, the leading, award-winning mobility platform for helping seniors and those with disabilities get things done, socialize and have enriching life experiences. He has focused via SilverRide on creating a solution that contemplates the entire client experience based on the client’s abilities, desires and socioeconomics. SilverRide has provided hundreds of thousands of outings since its inception in 2007. SilverRide utilizes its own drivers and vehicles, and also matches trained, qualified drivers to clients in need of services. Jeff holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Computer Science and BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.
Transportation Planner, Complete Street Division, City of Pasadena
Jenny is Transportation Planner with the City of Pasadena in the Complete Division Streets. She was integral in the update of the Land Use and Mobility Elements of General Plan. She has several years of experience managing Transportation Demand Programs. She has implemented several bicycle initiatives such as folding bike subsidy program and the implementation regional bike share in Pasadena. She has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning and a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge.
Policy and Program Director, WalkDenver
Jill Locantore is Policy and Program Director for WalkDenver, a non-profit organization dedicated to making Denver the most walkable city in the country. Jill develops and implements programming consistent with WalkDenver’s mission, including community engagement, research, and advocacy for policies and practices that lead to a more walkable Denver. Previously, Jill served as Principal Planner for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), where she worked with more than 50 local governments to develop and implement Metro Vision, the Denver region’s long-range plan for sustainable growth and development. Jill also worked for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments where she supported regional efforts to coordinate land use and transportation planning in suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Throughout her planning career, Ms. Locantore has focused on the intersection of land use and transportation with environmental sustainability, economic development, public health, and social justice issues. Jill has a Masters degree in community planning from the University of Maryland, as well as a Masters degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Toronto.
Program Coordinator, Capitol Hill Care Link
Johanna Glaviano is Program Coordinator of Capitol Hill Care Link, a program of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) of the Rockies through The GLBT Center of Colorado. Capitol Hill Care Link is a grant-funded, aging in place program that connects Capitol Hill adults who are 60-plus to resources and support. Johanna has a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Suffolk University, and a Masters in Gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduate school, Johanna worked as a Program Assistant and Interim Director with the Weld County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Johanna has several years’ experience as a legal assistant, including a law firm specializing in elder law and estate planning, as well as working with adult long term care Medicaid.
Head of Economic Research for Public Policy and Litigation, Uber Technologies
Dr. Jonathan V. Hall is the Head of Economic Research for Public Policy and Litigation at Uber Technologies. Prior to joining Uber Technologies in 2014, Dr. Hall held similar research positions at Google, Analysis Group, and Pandora Media. Dr. Hall received an A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard College in 2007, an A.M. in Economics from Harvard University in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2010.
Co-Founder & CEO, Swiftly
Prior to founding Swiftly, Jonny was the Director of Product at Rafter Inc., where he helped reduce the cost of education for millions of students across the United States. Before Rafter, Jonny was the cofounder and CEO of SwoopThat and HubEdu (acquired in 2012). Jonny holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Economics Concentration from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. (2010). In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, ping pong, tennis, practical jokes, and coffee.
Global President, moovel Group GmbH
As Global President, Joseph is responsible for shaping and communicating moovel’s vision, mission and overall strategy on a global level. moovel Group GmbH was founded by Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz, with the mission to find solutions for the disconnected and ever-changing state of urban transportation and to discover how new technologies will affect the way we’ll move tomorrow.
Prior to moovel, Joseph was the co-founder and CEO of RideScout, an Austin-based technology company that enabled seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce to app users worldwide. Through his work at RideScout, Joseph earned the 2014 U.S. Department of Transportation’s Data Innovation Award as well as recognition as a White House Champion of Change as a Veteran in Clean Energy. Before his move to transportation technology, Joseph served in the Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. Joseph is a graduate of West Point with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. He also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In his free time, he works closely with The Bunker Labs in Austin, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. In addition, he volunteers as Chairman of NSTXL working to improve U.S. Energy Security policy. He lives in Austin with his wife and three daughters.
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Policy, Zipcar
Justin is Zipcar’s director of corporate communications and public policy where he leads efforts to promote Zipcar’s brand of “wheels when you want them” to Zipcar members, city leaders, media and other stakeholders. Leveraging his experience in technology as well as public and government relations, Justin works with cities and policy makers to help accelerate the adoption of car sharing as a vital, sustainable part of the urban transportation ecosystem. Before joining Zipcar, Justin served as chief information officer to Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, where he led a number of initiatives to use technology to make the city work smarter and serve its citizens better. He is a native Bostonian and graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.
Executive Director, eGo CarShare
Karen Worminghaus is the Executive Director of eGo CarShare (formerly Boulder CarShare), a role she has held since the program’s inception in 2001, and, not coincidentally, she has also been car-free for over 16 years. What started out as a volunteer project for Karen has transformed into a thriving, non-profit carsharing program – one of the first of its kind in the nation (as evidenced by eGo CarShare's URL carshare.org). She is passionate about helping to transform the way we think about transportation, and advocates for placing people, rather than cars, at the heart of community planning, so that we can create more sustainable, fulfilling and inspirational communities. Karen has also been a NECO Pass coordinator in Boulder for over 10 years and served on Boulder's Community-wide Eco Pass Transportation Advisory Committee. She holds a BA in physics from DePauw University and a teaching certification from UW-Stevens Point.
Executive Director, Transit Alliance
Kathleen Osher, Executive Director of the Transit Alliance, has served the Alliance in this position since 2005. Transit Alliance is an influential public-advocacy organization that works to empower citizens to lead the transformation of Colorado’s mobility future.
Osher took over as Executive Director one year after the successful 2004 sales tax vote to build FasTracks in the Denver Metro Region. Osher developed a model for citizens’ engagement that is unique in the nation. The Transit Alliance Citizens’ Academy creates a roadmap for the region's future and by examining transportation, infrastructure, economic development, and preservation of the traditional neighborhoods amidst new investments in transit. The Academy boasts a number of graduates as elected members to the RTD Board and to various city councils. It is perhaps the most publicly recognized program of Transit Alliance.
President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Brough is the President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 3,000 businesses in Colorado. She’s worked to advance Coloradans through multiple capacities in the private sector, higher education, social services and government including as the director of an internationally recognized leadership program, chief of staff to then-Mayor John Hickenlooper and the first female director of human resources for the City of Denver. Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, Denver Zoo, Denver Scholarship Foundation and Visit Denver; the board of trustees for Colorado Mesa University; the Graduate School - Bioscience Advisory Board for University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus; and the Corporate Board of Delta Dental.
Denver District 5 Councilwoman
Mary Beth Susman is the Denver District 5 Councilwoman, and served two terms as President of the Council. Her focus is on smart economic development as her district has over 170 acres under development, including the 9th and Colorado Blvd site, and the Buckley Annex (Boulevard One) in Lowry. In addition she is focusing on efficient transportation for underserved areas and the growing “sharing economy” involving transportation networks, owner provided short-term rentals and other collaborative consumption initiatives.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver and spent her earlier career in higher education, retiring as Vice-President of the Colorado Community College System. She is a Smithsonian Laureate for her work in online learning, and her archives are in the Smithsonian American History collection.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation
Mark K. Dowd is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the Department of Transportation. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Mark has extensive policy experience in transportation, technology, energy and environmental matters, and is leading the Department on a number of innovative initiatives, including serving as the architect of the Smart City Challenge.
Before joining the Department of Transportation, Mark was a senior member of President Obama's Auto Task Force where he worked on the historic restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler from 2009 to 2011. Mark received EPA's Gold Medal and awards from Department of Justice (ENRD) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Southern District) for his work on the bankruptcies. More recently, he served as a senior advisor to both the White House Council on Environmental Quality in 2012 and the Hurricane Sandy Task Force in 2013.
Prior to joining the Department, Mark was a Director and Assistant General Counsel at the Association of Global Automakers from June 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Dowd practiced law for thirteen years in New York City at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel, specializing in transactions, restructuring, litigation, and regulatory matters as they relate to environmental and energy issues.
Product Manager, Google
Marlo McGriff is a Product Manager at Google on the Better Mobility team. In this role, he focuses on using technology to enable innovation in urban mobility - particularly focusing on the transportation challenges associated with rapid urban growth. Since joining Google Marlo has also been a product lead for Payments, where he launched several products including Google Wallet in 2011. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
Founder and CEO, Bridj
Matt is the founder and CEO of Bridj, which works to create the future of cities through intelligent urban transportation. Matt founded Bridj while in college at Middlebury, and helped grow the company from a three person team to be the nation’s largest provider of pop-up mass transit, while maintaining a focus on pushing the envelope of innovative service delivery. Matt’s work with Bridj has been featured in most major national publications, including the New York Times and the Economist. In addition to Bridj, Matt has held a number of civic leadership positions, including serving on the Senior Advisory Board for the Boston 2024 Olympics, with a focus on using the games as a catalyst for urban innovation.
Matt has a B.A in Biology from Middlebury College, where he spent a year serving as a White House Intern under President Barack Obama.
Mayor of Denver, Colorado
Michael B. Hancock became the 45th Mayor of Denver, CO, in July 2011 and immediately began to transform Denver into a more globally competitive city. He closed a $100 million budget gap, earning Denver a spot as one of the most financially stable big cities in the country. Aggressive job strategies have added more than 27,000 new jobs and 1,500 businesses, and Denver’s unemployment rate has been nearly halved.
Focused on ensuring Denver remains a livable city for all, Mayor Hancock is building opportunity neighborhood by neighborhood, providing unprecedented support for children, libraries, parks and transit-oriented development.
Executive Director, Denver B-Cycle
Nick is the Executive Director of Denver B-cycle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to moving people by bike. Over the past 6 years, Nick’s responsibilities have run the gamut from developing criteria for Denver’s bike sharing system design, to managing business and governmental partnerships, to understanding rider behavior in an effort maximize operational effectiveness and system reliability.
California Program Manager, Shared-Use Mobility Center
As SUMC’s California Program Manager, Rani is responsible for advancing shared-use mobility integration with transit, piloting innovation in select low-income communities throughout the state, and building consensus around a five-year Shared Mobility Action Plan for Los Angeles County. Rani also provides support on the City of Los Angeles’ groundbreaking Electric Carsharing Pilot.
Prior to joining SUMC, Rani led policy initiatives for government, corporate and advocacy organizations. She served as an Outreach Director at the City of Los Angeles, Deputy Political Director at the LA County AFL-CIO and Advisor to the Sustainability Division of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Rani holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Boston University. In 2015, her work was published in the compilation Latinos & the 2012 Election: The New Face of the American Voter.
Planning Manager, City of Golden
Rick Muriby is the Planning Manager at the City of Golden, where he’s been for the last eight years, performing a wide variety of city planning functions with his team, including zoning, site development, long-range planning, downtown and infill development, historic preservation, and transportation planning. He has a particular interest in the connection between land use and multi-modal transportation, and the creation of bike, pedestrian and transit connections, as well as programs, that stitch together the community and link it to the wider Denver metro area.
Ryan has been in the software and technology space since his days at Syracuse University. After graduation, Ryan started his career as a software developer for E*Trade in New York City. He then moved into the technology consulting space with Accenture to broaden his experience and learn more about the business side of technology.
After consulting with a local Denver company, he was recruited to run and grow their engineering team. While building the engineering team for Mastertech, Ryan realized his true expertise was on the business and operations side of the technology industry. He used that expertise to build out the project management discipline in the developer division of his next job at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, Ryan developed the standards for how projects would be run throughout the division and grew his team to 20 people. It was at Microsoft that Ryan realized his true love of small business and the startup world.
Ryan brings over 10 years of software development and technical management and uses his past experience with startups to grow Parkifi.
Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Scott Kubly was appointed SDOT director in July 2014 by Mayor Edward Murray. Before joining SDOT, Scott served as Deputy Director of the Chicago Department of Transportation and, before that, as the Associate Director for the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC.
Scott led the development of a new streetcar system and major expansion of bike share in Washington, DC. In Chicago, he led the development of a new bus rapid transit system, construction of 65 miles of protected bike lanes and the launch of a new bike share system. In these roles, Scott also managed agency operations, resource management, finance and development of major capital projects, as well as traffic management and signal operations.
Scott grew up in Chicago and holds graduate degrees in business administration and community/regional planning. He looks forward to working with the community on the transportation challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of our growing city.
Executive Director, Shared-Use Mobility Center
Sharon, a founder of SUMC, was previously the CEO of IGO Carsharing, the nonprofit organization that started car-sharing in the Chicago region. Sharon was CEO from March 2004 until she and parent organization, Center for Neighborhood Technology, sold I-Go to Enterprise in May 2013.
Under Sharon’s leadership, IGO grew from a small pilot project into a successful operating company with 15,000 members in 45 neighborhoods. Sharon worked with the Chicago Transit Authority to create the only combined car-share/transit fare card in North America, which continues to serve as a model for the possibilities between shared-use companies and public transit. Prior to taking the helm at IGO, Sharon was the Director of Research and Development at the Center for Neighborhood Technology for more than a decade, where she specialized in innovative, market-based solutions to the problems of urban sprawl.
Sharon was a founder of the national CarSharing Association and Co-Chair of the Shared Vehicle Committee of the Transportation Research Board. She currently serves on the Illinois Governor’s Electric Vehicle Advisory Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Underserved Areas Task Force and numerous boards and commissions. She holds an MBA from DePaul University and a BA in Economics from Antioch College.
Deputy Executive Director, TransitCenter
Shin-pei’s experience in practice, design, and policy converges on transforming the built environment so that it is more accessible, equitable, and sustainable. Prior to joining TransitCenter in 2013, Shin-pei founded and directed the Cities and Transportation Program under the Energy and Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and led a project with Senator Bill Bradley and Secretary Tom Ridge to reform and fund the federal transportation program. Previously, Shin-pei developed programs that expanded community participation in bicycle and pedestrian advocacy and forged connections with professionals in the public health and design fields as Deputy Director of Transportation Alternatives. Her efforts led to New York City adopting the Safe Streets for Seniors program, a Play Streets program, as well as recognition by Active Living Research and the Centers for Disease Control. Shin-pei also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Project for Public Spaces, and was a founding member of the New York City office for ZGF Architects. In 2010, she co-founded and directed Planning Corps, an organization that matches urban planners with community-based projects, whose work was selected for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale for Architecture. Shin-pei is currently a Public Design Commissioner for the City of New York and serves on the Board of Directors for Transportation Alternatives, In Our Backyard, and Gehl Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Cornell University and a Master of Science in City, Space and Society from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California Berkeley
Susan’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing, linked to public transit in the mid-1990s. Today, she is an internationally recognized expert in mobility and the sharing economy and co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She has authored 57 journal articles, over 100 reports and proceedings articles, four book chapters, and co-edited one book. Her research projects on carsharing, smart parking, and older mobility have received national awards.
Executive Director, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Tamika joined the LACBC staff as the Executive Director in December 2014. Prior to leading LACBC Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s boys and men of color program and the foundation’s LGBTQ grant strategy. Before Liberty Hill, Tamika worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. As the CA Director, she was responsible for the development of all of Young Invincibles’ programs in California. Tamika was responsible for building out Young Invincibles’ operations on the West Coast and grew the office to the largest regional office outside of their DC headquarters. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center.
She received her J.D. in 2009 from Stanford Law School, and in 2006 received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Tamika currently serves as the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors, serves as the Institute Co-Director of the New Leaders Council - Los Angeles, and is an advisory board member for the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program.
Program Manager, Community Health Division, Denver Environmental Health
Tristan Sanders is a manager in the Community Health division of Denver Environmental Health. He currently leads division wide goals to increase the number of healthy environments in Denver and to incorporate health into all policies, plans, processes and projects. Tristan previously spent 8 years with Kaiser Permanente Colorado in the Institute for Health Research and the Community Benefit and Relations departments where he managed a grant portfolio of over 20 non-profit and government entities totaling more than $3M in strategic investments towards active transportation planning and policy development. He also coordinated evaluation efforts for all Community Benefit and Relations investments and programmatic work related to the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Strategy. He earned a Masters of Public Health from the University of Colorado-Denver with a focus in Health Systems, Management and Policy and has lived in Denver for the last 10 years.
Troy is a professional planner with 23 years of experience in community planning, public facilitation, and the integration of urban design and transportation. Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, Troy was the Director of Planning for Louisville, Colorado (2010-2016), where he led all land use, urban design, and transportation planning for the City. While in Louisville, among other things, Troy authored Louisville’s character based Comprehensive Plan; led the development of the nation’s first Divergent Diamond Interchange with exclusive Bus Rapid Transit lanes; and guided City’s Downtown Parking and Pedestrian Action Plan which contributed to the dramatic revitalization of one of Boulder County’s most livable downtowns.
Prior to joining Louisville, Troy was a Principal at Glatting Jackson, a national transportation and urban design firm. Throughout his career, troy has specialized in rethinking transportation conventions and leveraging their design and investment to create livable communities. Some of Troy’s more recognized projects include: reclaiming Riverfront Parkway in Downtown Chattanooga from a multi-lane interstate design to a two-lane urban parkway along the Tennessee River, master planning the Charlotte Area Transit System’s 52 miles of premium transit and 64 station area plans, and contributing to Denver’s Living Street Initiative.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver
Wes is currently an associate professor of Civil Engineering and affiliate professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, program director of the University Transportation Center through the Mountain Plains Consortium, and co-director of the Active Communities / Transportation (ACT) research group. He received his Professional Engineering (P.E.) license in 2003 and focuses on transportation teaching and research dedicated to creating more sustainable urban infrastructures, particularly in terms of road safety, active transportation, and transit. Other recent teaching and research topics involve: transportation planning and land use modeling, parking, health, and street networks.
Having spent time in the private sector with Sasaki Associates, and Clough, Harbour and Associates, Wes has been working on planning and site design issues related to civil and transportation engineering for the last fifteen years. A native of Watertown, Massachusetts, he is a graduate of the University of Virginia, the University of Connecticut, a recipient of the Dwight Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, and winner of the Charley V. Wootan Award for Outstanding TRB Paper in the field of Policy and Organization.
Senior Director for Special Projects, New York City Department of Transportation
Will Carry is Senior Director for Special Projects at the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). His portfolio includes strategic planning, sustainable transportation, and emerging transportation technologies. Will has ten years of public sector experience in transportation in the New York City metropolitan region. In previous roles at NYCDOT, he managed the agency’s travel demand management program, driver technology pilots, and various bus rapid transit projects. Will first joined the City of New York as a policy advisor in the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where he worked on PlaNYC, the City’s first comprehensive sustainability plan. He holds an A.B. in Public Policy from Princeton University and a Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.