The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) celebrated the announcement of the 2019 40 Under 40 recipients at the annual TDM Forum in Seattle, WA. Toasting the accomplishments of a tremendous group of TDM professionals and industry leaders at its annual Forum, the awardees represent a diverse cross-section of the industry, including private sector employers, city and state governments, service providers, consultants, and nonprofits committed to solving the transportation and mobility challenges facing their communities and organizations.
“The future is very bright for TDM with this impressive group of talent rising up and changing the way we look at addressing transportation and mobility. The work of these ambitious leaders makes a very real difference in commuters’ quality of life and their creative solutions are improving the sustainability of their communities,” said ACT Executive Director David Straus.
Downtown On the Go’s Executive Director Kristina Walker was one of these awardees. Walker has led DOTG since 2011 and continues to make an impact in downtown Tacoma and beyond with her work to advocate for a connected network and educate commuters about the benefits of leaving their cars at home.
“It’s an honor to be among such a long list of powerhouses in the transportation demand management field across the county. Now, more than ever, our communities need TDM solutions to solve congestion and manage urban growth. I’m proud to be recognized and honored to have the opportunity to do this important work every day,” said Walker.
“I am always thrilled to see the next generation embracing TDM, and excited for this group of award recipients,” said ACT President Connie McGee. “I believe we need to keep cultivating new generations to work in transportation moving TDM forward into the future. Congratulations to the recipients!”
ACT recognized its 2019 40 Under 40 TDM Professionals at a special awards ceremony and reception sponsored by Hallcon, where attendees of the 2019 TDM Forum gathered to toast this exceptional group of emerging leaders.
The Association for Commuter Transportationis the premier organization and leading advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management (TDM) professionals. ACT strives to create an efficient multimodal transportation system by empowering the people, places, and organizations working to advance TDM in order to improve the quality of life of commuters, enhance the livability of communities, and stimulate economic activity.
About Downtown: On the Go!
Downtown On the Go (DOTG) is the transportation advocate and resource for anyone whose daily life is downtown Tacoma. DOTG is a collaborative effort of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit, and downtown businesses. DOTG helps businesses save money, position their business as an active downtown community member, improve their employees’ health and well being, and protect their local and global environment through transportation management.
2019 ACT 40 Under 40 Recipients
- Linsey Burch, Wells + Associates
- Chelsea Carter, AECOM
- Christopher (Chris) Chop, MaineHealth | Maine Medical Center
- Abdallah Daboussi, UCLA Transportation
- Ben Dalton, RideAmigos
- Erin David, Alta Planning + Design
- Alex Gibson, Transloc Inc.
- Danielle Glaser, LinkedIn
- Thomas Hamed, City of Alexandria
- Michael Helta, Maryland Transit Administration
- Kelly Hostetler, Luum
- Rachel Jallits, Facebook
- Shawn Kelly, WeDriveU
- Lori La Riva, SBCAG Traffic Solutions
- Christy Lee, Destination Sales & Marketing Group
- Katie List, Foursquare ITP
- Erica Liston, Commute with Enterprise
- Lily Lowder, Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
- Weiser Manzano, Salesforce
- Adrienne Moretz, SACOG
- Louis Pappas, Bird Rides Inc.
- Ross Peizer, Community Transit
- Raul Peralez, San Jose Office of Council District 3
- Justin Rees, Ride Systems
- Marc Rivers, Nike
- Aslyne Rodriguez, EmpowerBus
- Jessica Sanborn, Google
- Courtney Schultz, Charlotte Area Transit System
- Sarah Spicer, City of Seattle Dept of Transportation
- Joseph Stainsby , Vanpool Alliance
- Federico Tallis, VHB
- Christina Torkelson, ACHD Commuteride
- Jimmy Tran, UCLA Transportation
- Erick Van Wagenen, WeDriveU
- Ricardo Vera, NCR
- Kristina Walker, Downtown On the Go
- Julia Wean, Steer
- David Weisman, Scoop
- Marla Westervelt, Bird Rides Inc.
- Lia Yim, Kite Pharma