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07/11/2019

2019 Legislative Summit
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2019 Legislative Summit

Join ACT and your fellow TDM professionals for our annual visit to Capitol Hill. 




06/26/2019

Executive Spotlight: Josh Fried, Waze Carpool
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Executive Spotlight: Josh Fried, Waze Carpool

Josh Fried is Head of Waze Carpool. Waze is where people and technology meet to solve transportation challenges. It’s a platform that empowers communities to contribute road data, edit Waze maps, and carpool to improve the way we move about the world. 




06/26/2019

Getting to Know Karl Alexander, Zagster
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Getting to Know Karl Alexander, Zagster

Karl Alexander is Senior Market Manager, Northeast at Zagster.




06/18/2019

Chairman Neil Bill Introduces UBIT Repeal - Markup Scheduled for Thursday
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Chairman Neil Bill Introduces UBIT Repeal - Markup Scheduled for Thursday

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) introduced the Economic Mobility Act of 2019...




06/11/2019

States Decoupling Automatic Adoption of UBIT on Transportation Benefits
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States Decoupling Automatic Adoption of UBIT on Transportation Benefits

The impacts of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act not only affected federal requirements for reporting qualified transportation fringe benefits...




05/30/2019

Executive Spotlight: David Green, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority
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Executive Spotlight: David Green, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

David Green is Executive Director of Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA). The TBARTA is committed to creating a world class transit network for the Tampa Bay region.




05/30/2019

Getting To Know Eleni Jacobson, WeDriveU, Inc.
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Getting To Know Eleni Jacobson, WeDriveU, Inc.
Growing up in a one-car family, thinking creatively about getting places has always been part of Eleni’s life.



05/30/2019

May Webinar Recap - "Partnering with the Private Sector"
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May Webinar Recap -

You’ve got a great employer outreach program, but have you ever wondered what it looks like to deeply integrate transportation demand management behavior change strategies into the land development process?




05/07/2019

Democrats and President Agree to $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
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Democrats and President Agree to $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Last week, Democratic congressional leaders met with President Trump and left the meeting with a potential $2 trillion price tag for an infrastructure plan.  




04/25/2019

Getting to Know Julie Villarreal, Texas A&M Transportation Services
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Getting to Know Julie Villarreal, Texas A&M Transportation Services

Julie Villarreal, Assistant Director, has had the pleasure of working for the Transportation Services Department for over 20 years and throughout that time has been actively engaged in parking enforcement operations. This experience has given her a greater understanding and awareness of the impact transit and parking operations have on the community.




04/25/2019

Vanpool Council Update - Government Shutdown, Council Projects
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Vanpool Council Update - Government Shutdown, Council Projects

The ACT Vanpool Council serves as a central place to gather, review and provide vanpool-related information. 




04/18/2019

2019 Emerging Mobility Summit Recap
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2019 Emerging Mobility Summit Recap

Over 150 experts convene in Austin for 2019 Emerging Mobility Summit...




04/18/2019

Emerging Mobility Summit Recap: Day 1
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Emerging Mobility Summit Recap: Day 1

The first plenary session at the 2019 Emerging Mobility Summit at the Trinity Hall in Austin, Texas featured the top transportation and planning leaders in the region.




04/10/2019

FTA Seeks Comment on Proposed Guidance Changes to the National Transit Database
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FTA Seeks Comment on Proposed Guidance Changes to the National Transit Database

FTA’s National Transit Database (NTD) was established by Congress to be the nation’s primary source for information and statistics on the transit systems of the United States....




03/28/2019

Executive Spotlight: Sohier Hall, Luum
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Executive Spotlight: Sohier Hall, Luum

This month, we had the opportunity to hear from Sohier Hall, Cofounder, President and CEO of Luum, a leader in advocating for the commuter benefit.




03/28/2019

March Webinar Recap: "Power of Data"
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March Webinar Recap:

ACT’s March webinar the “Power of Data: Calculating your return on investment” featured an ROI calculator developed by LDA Consulting with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and Mobility Lab...




03/12/2019

City of Carlsbad Passes TDM Ordinance
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City of Carlsbad Passes TDM Ordinance

On February 26th, the City of Carlsbad, CA introduced new ordinances to help the city achieve its sustainability goals established in its Climate Action Plan, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions... 




03/12/2019

New Jersey Governor Signs Commuter Benefit Into Law
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New Jersey Governor Signs Commuter Benefit Into Law

This month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law a requirement that employers with at least 20 employees must offer a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit... 




03/12/2019

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Rob Sadow, Scoop
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Rob Sadow, Scoop

Rob Sadow, Co-Founder and CEO of Scoopspoke to us about his background in public policy and what he hopes to see in the future of TDM policy.




03/11/2019

Inaugural TDM Certification Board of Trustees Announced
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Inaugural TDM Certification Board of Trustees Announced

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), as part of its effort to establish the first certification program for Transportation Demand Management professionals, has announced the appointment of the first members to the Certification Board of Trustees... 




02/27/2019

Executive Spotlight: Elizabeth Hughes, TDM Specialists, Inc.
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Executive Spotlight: Elizabeth Hughes, TDM Specialists, Inc.

This month, we had the opportunity to hear from Elizabeth HughesPresident of TDM Specialists, Inc., a leader in improving land management and commute options.




02/27/2019

Getting to Know Corey Tucker, RideAmigos
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Getting to Know Corey Tucker, RideAmigos

As the Director of Customer Success, Corey Tucker brings an extensive background in TDM-related research to best enable clients to initiate and execute successful and sustainable TDM programming, as well as leveraging that experience into smart product design to ensure RideAmigos continues to offer an industry-leading software platform that brings together fragmented mobility options with behavioral science.




01/31/2019

Executive Spotlight: Erick Van Wagenen, WeDriveU, Inc.
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Executive Spotlight: Erick Van Wagenen, WeDriveU, Inc.

This month, we had the opportunity to learn more from Erick Van Wagenen, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer at WeDriveU, Inc., a leader in transportation solutions for corporations and universities.




01/31/2019

Getting to Know Nic Anderson, Champlain College
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Getting to Know Nic Anderson, Champlain College

Nic is the Associate Director of Sustainable Transportation at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont– a Silver Bicycle Friendly University. 




01/18/2019

House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Roster
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House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Roster

This week, House Republicans and House Democrats released the list of new members for the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee...




01/08/2019

New Congressional Leadership
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New Congressional Leadership

Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) was elected the new Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee highlighting his goals for the country’s infrastructure to be job creation, increased economic growth, and decreased emissions... 




01/08/2019

Northeastern States Agree to Cut Transportation Emissions
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Northeastern States Agree to Cut Transportation Emissions

On December 18th, a new agreement between 9 northeast states and Washington D.C. released a joint statement announcing an ambitious cap and trade program on the region’s transportation system-drawing inspiration from RGGI and California’s cap-and-trade program...




12/20/2018

Getting to Know Nancy Hernandez, San Francisco Department of Environment
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Getting to Know Nancy Hernandez, San Francisco Department of Environment

Nancy is a Tranportation Associate with the San Francisco Department of Environment, helping the city reach its goal of shifting 80% of all transportation trips to sustainable modes by 2030.




11/21/2018

Executive Spotlight: Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos
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Executive Spotlight: Jeffrey Chernick, RideAmigos

This month, we had the opportunity to learn more from Jeffrey Chernick, Founder and Director at RideAmigos, a commuter management platform that provides users with comprehensive information on commuting opportunities and connecting ridesharing partners.




11/21/2018

Getting to Know Ryan Dusil, North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization
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Getting to Know Ryan Dusil, North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization

Ryan is a Transportation Planner with the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO) in Northern Colorado. 




10/25/2018

Executive Spotlight: Casey Jones, TimHaas & Associates
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Executive Spotlight: Casey Jones, TimHaas & Associates

This month, we had the opportunity to learn more from Casey Jones, Vice President at Timothy Haas & Associates, a multi-disciplined engineering and architectural design firm, providing planning and design services to create parking and mixed-use facilities. 




10/25/2018

Getting to Know Ken Kershner, Trio Motors
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Getting to Know Ken Kershner, Trio Motors

Ken is the Founder & CEO of Trio Motors a mobility start-up in Palo Alto, CA. Trio Motors’ e-scooter is a first-mile commuting solution for employers and commuters that shifts commute modes from single occupancy vehicle trips to reduce congestion and carbon emissions. 




09/26/2018

Executive Spotlight: Joddie Gray, UrbanTrans
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Executive Spotlight: Joddie Gray, UrbanTrans

 Joddie Gray, President at UrbanTrans North America, a woman operated and owned urban and transportation planning and social marketing firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.




07/25/2018

Getting to Know Patrick Scully, Motor Coach Industries
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Getting to Know Patrick Scully, Motor Coach Industries

Patrick Scully is Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MCI. He is a motor coach and transportation market expert with more than 30 years in the North American transportation industry. As a new member of ACT, he answered our request for her views on ACT and the future of Transportation Demand Management (TDM).




06/28/2018

Getting to Know Tamar Fuhrer, Kite Pharma
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Getting to Know Tamar Fuhrer, Kite Pharma

Tamar Fuhrer is Associate Director, Transportation and Commuter Services, with Kite Pharma. She loves hearing about changes to peoples’ commuting patterns. 




05/31/2018

Getting to Know Miranda Clements, Metro Nashville Planning Department
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Getting to Know Miranda Clements, Metro Nashville Planning Department

Miranda Clements is TDM Program Manager with Metro Nashville Planning Department. She is a firm believer in transportation options and in making cities more livable. We asked her for her views on ACT and the future of TDM.




04/27/2018

Getting to Know Kevin Rowald, The University of Kansas Medical Center
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Getting to Know Kevin Rowald, The University of Kansas Medical Center

Kevin Rowald is Director of Parking and Transportation at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is especially interested in all kinds of connections. We asked him for his views on ACT and the future of TDM.




03/29/2018

Getting to Know Eric Ruiz, Waze Carpool
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Getting to Know Eric Ruiz, Waze Carpool

Eric Ruiz is Marketing Strategist at Waze Carpool. He is fascinated by human behavior – and especially by traffic.




03/01/2018

Getting to Know Peter Costello, Iteris, Inc.
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Getting to Know Peter Costello, Iteris, Inc.

Peter Costello is Associate Vice President at Iteris, Inc. He has been in TDM for almost 20 years and believes in telematics, Smart Cities, and ACT.




01/25/2018

Getting to Know Jameson Auten, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority
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Getting to Know Jameson Auten, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Jameson Auten is Vice President of Regional Service Delivery and Innovations at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority . He’s been in TDM since 2001 and is interested in the relationship between the interests of cities and consumers. 




12/21/2017

Getting to Know Jessica Alba, Stanford University
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Getting to Know Jessica Alba, Stanford University

Jessica Alba is Transportation Policy Manager with Stanford University and has a passion for sustainability and strong TDM programs.




12/12/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Richards Consulting
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Elizabeth Richards, Elizabeth Richards Consulting

Elizabeth Richards is the owner of Elizabeth Richards Consulting. She is a transportation veteran, with experience in both public and private sectors, and makes a persuasive case for involvement in public policy.




11/29/2017

Getting to Know Marko Liias, City of Mulkiteo, WA
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Getting to Know Marko Liias, City of Mulkiteo, WA

Marko Liias is Policy Analyst with City of Mukilteo and has also served in the State of Washington Senate. Thus, he has a dual perspective on TDM, from both the local level and the state lawmaking level.  




11/08/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Penny Menton, UCLA Transportation Services
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Penny Menton, UCLA Transportation Services

Penny Menton is Director, Communications and Commuter Services at UCLA Transportation Services. She has some perceptive comments to make about the relevance of public policy to TDM.




10/26/2017

Getting to Know Hilary Martinez, The J. Paul Getty Museum
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Getting to Know Hilary Martinez, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Hilary Martinez is Employee Transportation Coordinator with The J. Paul Getty Art Museum, the world-renowned art museum. The Museum is located in Los Angeles, so Hilary has had plenty of experience thinking about commuting.




10/10/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - George Clark, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - George Clark, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland

George Clark is TDM/Employer Outreach Specialist at Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland. He has unusually wide interests and is a firm believer in the importance of public policy.




09/27/2017

Getting to Know Christopher Hrones, Arup
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Getting to Know Christopher Hrones, Arup

Christopher Hrones is Senior Transportation Planner with Arup, a multinational engineering consultant firm. Chris is based in San Francisco, where he has worked on responding to TDM requirements.




09/12/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Crissy Ditmore, Conduent
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Crissy Ditmore, Conduent

Crissy Ditmore is Senior Sales Executive for Conduent, Maryland. She is passionate about policy and especially appreciates the nonpartisan aspect of most TDM policy initiatives.




08/23/2017

Getting to Know Charles Dicks, Rocky Mountain Institute
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Getting to Know Charles Dicks, Rocky Mountain Institute

Charles Dicks is a Senior Associate with the Mobility Team at Rocky Mountain Institute, headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Charles is based in Austin, Texas and sees TDM professionals as an important key to his work. 




07/27/2017

Getting to Know Marissa Barrera, The World Bank Group
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Getting to Know Marissa Barrera, The World Bank Group

Marissa Barrera is a Program Officer at The World Bank Group and is deeply involved in providing commuter services for a large staff. We reached out to find out her thoughts on TDM and ACT.




07/11/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Andrea Leary, Merrimack Valley TMA
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Andrea Leary, Merrimack Valley TMA

Andrea Leary, Executive Director of Merrimack Valley TMA in Marblehead, MA, has seen for herself how providing information to government officials can bring about real policy change. She’s an enthusiastic proponent of ACT’s Public Policy Committee...




06/28/2017

Getting to Know Jonathan Hopkins, Commute Seattle
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Getting to Know Jonathan Hopkins, Commute Seattle

Jonathan Hopkins is Executive Director of Commute Seattle. He has been enthusiastic about transportation for a very long time. We asked him for his perspective on TDM and on the future.




05/24/2017

Getting to Know Lindsay Walker, Nike
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Getting to Know Lindsay Walker, Nike

As Employee Transportation Program Manager for Nike, Lindsay Walker is based in Beaverton, OR. We asked her some questions about her involvement in TDM and her thoughts on the future. Lindsay is passionate about encouraging alternative solutions to cars.




05/09/2017

Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Tim Phelps, TMA of Chester County
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Public Policy Committee Spotlight - Tim Phelps, TMA of Chester County

Tim Phelps, Executive Director of Transportation Management Association of Chester County, is passionate about public transportation, transportation apps, and public policy. With deep experience in chambers of commerce, he brings a multi-layered perspective to TMA. We asked him about his interest in public policy.




04/27/2017

Getting to Know Stephen Smith, RideCell
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Getting to Know Stephen Smith, RideCell

As Sales Director, East for the mobility platform company RideCell, Stephen Smith is based in Philadelphia. We asked him a few questions about his involvement in TDM and his thoughts on the future. Stephen is excited about being involved with TDM and ACT.   




03/30/2017

Getting to Know Louise Baker, Opus International Consultants
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Getting to Know Louise Baker, Opus International Consultants

I’ve worked in TDM long enough to call myself a veteran! My TDM journey began way back in 1999 when I led... 






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