Projects

Current and recent projects:

  • Serving as transportation facilitator for the Transportation and Climate Initiative, a collaborative effort of the transportation, environmental, and energy agencies of the 11 northeastern states and the District of Columbia.
  • - Facilitate group meetings
  • - Support the clean vehicles and fuels and freight working groups
  • - Wrote TIGER II planning grant application
  • - Undertake policy research
  • - Serve as liaison to national groups
  • Provided an analysis of transportation revenue projections by the 50 state departments of transportation for a national organization.
  • Helped a medium-size MPO design a Smart Growth funding program.
  • Assisted a state advocacy group in developing a transit funding proposal.
  • Made a presentation – “A Programmatic Approach to Sustainable Transportation Funding in the United States” – at the May 2010 TRB Conference on Surface Transportation Finance.
  • Conducted research and analysis for a national report on state economic stimulus transportation spending trends (see http://stimulus.smartgrowthamerica.org/798).
  • Providing analytical and strategic support to state-level advocacy groups seeking to influence the distribution of economic stimulus funds for transportation in their states.
  • Identifying federal and state funding opportunities for state-level smart growth, bike/ped, and transportation reform groups.
  • Provided policy papers and legislative language to groups involved in federal transportation reauthorization on issues such as:
  • - Adopting national “blueprint planning” standards
  • - Accelerating project delivery through better planning
  • - Planning for organization transformation in state DOTs
  • - Improving public transportation and economic development opportunities in rural America
  • Analyzing federal and state legislative proposals and drafting federal and state legislative language for various national and state clients.
  • Reviewed project applications for a state smart growth funding program and provided recommendations to a state-level advocacy group.
  • Drafting project lists and capital program proposals for advocacy groups in several states.
  • Wrote a guidance document for state groups to enable them to evaluate their state DOT’s bridge program.

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