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A Better Tomorrow Virtual Panel Session - The 82 Alliance

Join The 82 Alliance, a not-for-profit mobility think tank, along with partner host DS&MG, founders of Arlington Transportation Partners and the Mobility Lab located in Arlington, Virginia, for a virtual panel session discussing the critical role public policy has on shaping future mobility.

DATE: 2/17/2021


Panel Speakers:

Ken McLeod, Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists

Ken leads the Bicycle Friendly State program and, provides technical assistance to advocates working on state and local initiatives, and manages policy initiatives to improve bicyclist safety through vehicle technology and other traffic safety advances.

Ken joined the League in 2012 after graduating from William & Mary School of Law and he is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. He has a bachelor's degree from Pomona College in Claremont, CA.

Steve Yaffe, Principal, Yaffe Mobility Consulting LLC.

Steve Yaffe oversaw planning and operations for Arlington County’s local fixed-route and demand response transit until retiring in 2018. He has prior fixed-route experience with RT Metro in Sacramento and Houston Metro as well as paratransit experience with WMATA’s MetroAccess service and FASTRAN – Fairfax County’s consolidated human service transportation provider.

He is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Data Committee, is a past member of the TRB Paratransit Committee, and co-chaired the 2019 TRB International Conference on Demand Responsive Transportation. He also was a member of the Fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council and the board of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, a center for independent living.

Steve is a contractor for Easter Seals and a grants manager for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. He also chairs the Transit Family of Services Committee and is the Board Secretary of the International Professional Association for Transport & Health (IPATH).

Moderated by:

Rob has close to 25 years’ experience in TDM. Rob has consulted on national mobility projects throughout the country, as well as being a national speaker discussing TDM projects throughout the United States. He currently serves as the Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), which is the premier TDM organization in the United States, and also serves as the Immediate Past President of ACT.

The 82 Alliance is a not-for-profit mobility think tank that focuses on reimagining how we move our cities, towns, and people. During this time of social unrest, climate change, and the pandemic, we can and should be planning and creating a better tomorrow. During this pandemic, GVF felt there was a need to form a mobility think-tank, The 82 Alliance, which looks beyond the Greater Philadelphia region and more holistically on how are we are planning for our future and reimagining how we move people throughout cities and towns.

GVF has been advancing transportation demand management (TDM) strategies to help improve mobility for over 30 years. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, GVF has been instrumental in helping to provide options for people other than driving alone. We have worked to expand trail networks, implement bike lanes, expand and enhance public transit, install over one hundred bus shelters, offered education and training on carpooling, vanpooling, and how to work from home. GVF also has a 501 c 3 nonprofit, Communities in Motion, and the 82 Alliance is a subsidiary organization of Communities in Motion.

The coronavirus pandemic has made us more aware of how vital these types of mobility options are in our communities. Communities in Motion works to:

  • Educate residents and businesses on alternatives to driving alone so that we have cleaner air and a healthier quality of life

  • Increase opportunities for enhanced mobility options, such as walking, biking, building trails, bike lanes, and more

  • Work with local governments to review site plans, zoning codes, and planning documents to evaluate where TDM policies and ordinances may be implemented

Serving the DC Metropolitan region for more than 20 years.

The Destination Sales and Marketing Group (DS&MG) is a mobility management company based in Arlington, Virginia. DS&MG has been in the industry since 1998 and has a solid reputation as a firm that creates innovative programming with measurable results. We are contracted with Arlington County to operate and manage Arlington Transportation Partners, BikeArlington, WalkArlington, Mobility Lab, as well as Capital Bikeshare marketing.



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