Contributors

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Staff Areas of Expertise

  • Stephen Crim - Stephen is research director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in the latest research, best practices for urban planning, and analysis of current events in transportation.
  • Lois DeMeester - Lois is CEO of DS&MG and Mobility Lab. She specializes in business and marketing TDM strategies and tourism.
  • Tom Fairchild - Tom is director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in partnership building, the history of Arlington and the D.C. region, and creative transportation solutions related to current events. @WTFairchild
  • Paul Goddin - Paul is Mobility Lab's urban-affairs reporter. He specializes in infrastructure planning and writes articles and case studies about Arlington's storied transit-oriented development. @pgoddin
  • Chris Hamilton - Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning. @ChrisRHamilton
  • Howard Jennings - Howard is managing director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in government relations and policy, the nuances of transportation demand management, and the latest research.
  • Paul Mackie - Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation. @monotremeindc
  • Michael Schade - Michael is senior tech advisor for Mobility Lab. He specializes in photography and cool transportation visualizations, and he leads Transportation Techies DC. @mvs20

Biking

  • Ralph Buehler - Ralph is an urban affairs and planning professor at Virginia Tech and a co-editor of City Cycling by MIT Press.
  • Shawn Chessell - Shawn is a marketing writer who works for Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
  • Paul DeMaio - Paul is Arlington County's program manager for Capital Bikeshare. @PaulDeMaio
  • Chris Eatough - Chris Eatough is BikeArlington's program manager. @chriseatough
  • Chris Hamilton - Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning. @ChrisRHamilton
  • Niels Hoe - Niels works to create better livability through cycling and pedestrian-friendly planning and design. @nielshoe
  • Tim Kelley - Tim Kelley is the marketing manager for BikeArlington.
  • Paul Mackie - Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation. @monotremeindc
  • Ross Middleton - Ross is a blogger and triathlete with Ironman experience who lives in London. He blogs at RunTheLine.com and LondonTri.com

Community Design

  • Mariela Alfonzo - Mariela has a Ph.D; is the founder of State of Place™; president of Urban Imprint; and a fellow at NYU-Poly, focusing on rapid urbanization, walkability, and health in China. @stateofplaceorg
  • Stephen Crim - Stephen is research director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in the latest research, best practices for urban planning, and analysis of current events in transportation.
  • Alan Cunningham - Alan is a transportation planner, landscape ecologist, and author on resiliency and economics living in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Aimee Custis - Aimee is the communications manager for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which works for more walkable, inclusive, and transit-oriented neighborhoods in the Washington D.C. region.
  • Adam Davidson - Adam is a geography PhD Candidate at the City University of New York and an urban planner.
  • Micah Denton - Micah lives in Arlington, Virginia. He has been a transportation-cyclist since 2007 and is a senior civil-engineering student. @_MicahD_
  • Brandon G. Donnelly - Brandon is a Toronto-based real-estate developer who blogs at Architect This City.
  • Tom Fairchild - Tom is director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in partnership building, the history of Arlington and the D.C. region, and creative transportation solutions related to current events. @WTFairchild
  • Paul Goddin - Paul is Mobility Lab's urban-affairs reporter. He specializes in infrastructure planning and writes articles and case studies about Arlington's storied transit-oriented development. @pgoddin
  • Chris Hamilton - Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning. @ChrisRHamilton
  • Ryan Hand - Ryan is a regional planner for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
  • Niels Hoe - Niels works to create better livability through cycling and pedestrian-friendly planning and design. @nielshoe
  • Sam Krassenstein - Transportation nerd, mini-Metro enthusiast. @GrowTransit
  • Dennis Leach - Dennis is director of transportation for Arlington County, Virginia.
  • Henry McCaslin - Henry has a Master of Public Administration and is interested in exploring how transportation can improve the sustainability and quality of urban life.
  • Sophie Mintier - Sophie is a regional planner for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
  • Michael Rodriguez - Michael publishes the blog The Transportation Planner. @TranspoPlanner

Economic Prosperity

  • Alex Cohen - Alex Cohen works at Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning.
  • Stephen Crim - Stephen is research director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in the latest research, best practices for urban planning, and analysis of current events in transportation.
  • Lois DeMeester - Lois is CEO of DS&MG and Mobility Lab. She specializes in business and marketing TDM strategies and tourism.
  • Wendy Duren - Wendy is program director of Arlington Transportation Partners and works with employers on their mobility solutions. @WeezieKD
  • Larry Ehl - Larry uses his 20+ years of corporate, congressional, public agency experience to analyze and write about transportation policy and funding issues. @Transpo_Issues
  • Tom Fairchild - Tom is director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in partnership building, the history of Arlington and the D.C. region, and creative transportation solutions related to current events. @WTFairchild
  • Shana Retherford Johnson - Shana is a senior transportation planner at Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning. @shana_johnson
  • Keara Mehlert - Keara is a Business Development Specialist at Arlington Transportation Partners.
  • Mary Rouleau - Mary became executive director of The Alliance for Housing Solutions in 2010, bringing experience in law, business development, public policy strategy, and secondary education.
  • Jessica Tunon - Jessica examines walkability, car-free, and economic issues. She lives in Washington D.C. and has also lived in Austin and South Florida.

Environment

  • Wendy Duren - Wendy is program director of Arlington Transportation Partners and works with employers on their mobility solutions. @WeezieKD
  • Paul Mackie - Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation. @monotremeindc
  • Lindsay Tamm - Lindsay is implementing a real-time carpooling pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area with a small but mighty team at the Climate Protection Campaign.

Health

  • Lori Cohen - Lori blogs about senior health and mobility for Mobility Lab. @MobilityGal
  • Ted Eytan - Ted is a Kaiser Permanente physician in Washington D.C. with an interest in active transportation and health-information technology. @tedeytan
  • Stephanie K. Firestone - Stephanie writes the column "Age'n Community" on planning for the urban and senior population boom.
  • Elizabeth A. Floyd - Elizabeth writes about health and is a business development manager for Arlington Transportation Partners. @ElizabethAFloyd
  • Melissa McMahon - Melissa does transportation demand management for Arlington County Commuter Services, building on experience in land use, environmental planning, and public health. @meloicious
  • Aida Olkkonen - Aida is a public health researcher at Simple Solutions Planning & Design, LLC in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Juliellen Sarver - Juliellen is a senior planner with Simple Solutions Planning and Design. She telecommutes and rides her bike from her home in Richmond.
  • Sonali Soneji - Sonali is a transportation researcher at Simple Solutions Planning & Design, LLC in Arlington, Virginia.

Marketing and Communications

  • Kelly Callahan-Poe - Kelly is Senior Director of Client Services & Digital Strategy at Pulsar Advertising. @pulsarad
  • Lois DeMeester - Lois is CEO of DS&MG and Mobility Lab. She specializes in business and marketing TDM strategies and tourism.
  • Bill Holleran - Bill is a Montgomery County, Maryland-based writer and PR consultant focused on transportation issues.
  • Emily Landsman - Emily is a social media consultant for Mobility Lab. @RedBootMedia
  • Paul Mackie - Paul is communications director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in storytelling and editing, as well as environmental and pop-culture issues related to transportation. @monotremeindc
  • Mike Smith - Mike is a communications consultant with Mobility Lab and CEO and founder of GreenSmith Public Relations. @PRYouReady
  • Bernie Wagenblast - Bernie is the founder of Transportation Communications Newsletter and the voice of the "next train" announcements in the New York City subway. @TransportComm

Mobility Strategies

  • Nick Bravos - Nick is a transportation journalist in Minneapolis.
  • Stephen Crim - Stephen is research director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in the latest research, best practices for urban planning, and analysis of current events in transportation.
  • Lois DeMeester - Lois is CEO of DS&MG and Mobility Lab. She specializes in business and marketing TDM strategies and tourism.
  • Wendy Duren - Wendy is program director of Arlington Transportation Partners and works with employers on their mobility solutions. @WeezieKD
  • Tom Fairchild - Tom is director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in partnership building, the history of Arlington and the D.C. region, and creative transportation solutions related to current events. @WTFairchild
  • Elizabeth A. Floyd - Elizabeth writes about health and is a business development manager for Arlington Transportation Partners. @ElizabethAFloyd
  • Jean Friedberg - Jean is the Regional Transportation Coordinator for the Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee.
  • Paul Goddin - Paul is Mobility Lab's urban-affairs reporter. He specializes in infrastructure planning and writes articles and case studies about Arlington's storied transit-oriented development. @pgoddin
  • Chris Hamilton - Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning. @ChrisRHamilton
  • John Hollenhorst - John is the publisher of Mass Transit Magazine, a long-time proponent of sustainable transportation options, and an avid cyclist.
  • Howard Jennings - Howard is managing director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in government relations and policy, the nuances of transportation demand management, and the latest research.
  • Brett Jones - Brett, from Arlington Transportation Partners, works with employers to ensure mobility options.
  • Sam Krassenstein - Transportation nerd, mini-Metro enthusiast. @GrowTransit
  • Dennis Leach - Dennis is director of transportation for Arlington County, Virginia.
  • Melissa McMahon - Melissa does transportation demand management for Arlington County Commuter Services, building on experience in land use, environmental planning, and public health. @meloicious
  • Keara Mehlert - Keara is a Business Development Specialist at Arlington Transportation Partners.
  • Cheryl O'Connor - Cheryl is an expert on transportation policy and ridesharing at vRide.
  • Janna Starcic - Janna is executive editor of METRO Magazine, a national trade publication covering public and private passenger transit operations.
  • Steven Yaffe - Steven oversees Arlington Transit (ART) and Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents (STAR) services, co-chairs the Fairfax Area LTCCC Mobility & Transportation Committee, and serves on the TRB Paratransit Committee.

Policy

  • Ralph Buehler - Ralph is an urban affairs and planning professor at Virginia Tech and a co-editor of City Cycling by MIT Press.
  • Stephen Crim - Stephen is research director for Mobility Lab. He specializes in the latest research, best practices for urban planning, and analysis of current events in transportation.
  • Alan Cunningham - Alan is a transportation planner, landscape ecologist, and author on resiliency and economics living in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Micah Denton - Micah lives in Arlington, Virginia. He has been a transportation-cyclist since 2007 and is a senior civil-engineering student. @_MicahD_
  • Howard Jennings - Howard is managing director of Mobility Lab. He specializes in government relations and policy, the nuances of transportation demand management, and the latest research.
  • Cheryl O'Connor - Cheryl is an expert on transportation policy and ridesharing at vRide.
  • Jason Pavluchuk - Jason is a transportation expert for Pavluchuk & Associates and lobbyist for the Association for Commuter Transportation.

Technology

  • Trevor Gerhardt - Trevor is a developer at Conveyal. @trevorgerhardt
  • David Emory - David is a principal at Conveyal. @martarider
  • Matt Caywood - Matt is a volunteer advisor and collaborator to our Transit Tech Initiative. @MattCaywood
  • Joe Chapline - Joe is web manager for Arlington County Commuter Services.
  • Ryan Croft - Ryan is cofounder and VP of business development for TransitScreen. He lives and works in San Francisco with his wife. @ryankcroft
  • Chris Hamilton - Chris is chief of Arlington County Commuter Services in Arlington, Virginia. He specializes in smart growth and urban planning. @ChrisRHamilton
  • Kyle Hill - Kyle is a freelance web developer in Washington DC.
  • Joseph Kopser - Joseph is CEO and co-founder of RideScout. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three daughters.
  • Dwight Martino - Dwight is an innovations specialist, geo-crowdsourcing consultant, and developed this website. @dwightmartino
  • Kurt Raschke - Kurt is an information technology professional and transit enthusiast interested in the use of technology to improve reliability, efficiency, and rider experience on mass transit. @kurtraschke
  • Michael Schade - Michael is senior tech advisor for Mobility Lab. He specializes in photography and cool transportation visualizations, and he leads Transportation Techies DC. @mvs20
  • kwebb - Kevin is a principal at Conveyal. @kvnweb

Travel/Tourism

  • Lois DeMeester - Lois is CEO of DS&MG and Mobility Lab. She specializes in business and marketing TDM strategies and tourism.
  • Blair Hammond - Blair is senior officer of social media at Amtrak and a recovering journalist. Her favorite long-distance train is the south-bound Crescent.
  • Jake Lynch - Jake is marketing and media-relations specialist at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
  • Stephan Sylvan - Stephan is a recognized expert in sustainability and a co-founder/co-developer of the Eastern Village Cohousing community that has won several sustainability awards.
  • Bernie Wagenblast - Bernie is the founder of Transportation Communications Newsletter and the voice of the "next train" announcements in the New York City subway. @TransportComm

Walking

  • Mariela Alfonzo - Mariela has a Ph.D; is the founder of State of Place™; president of Urban Imprint; and a fellow at NYU-Poly, focusing on rapid urbanization, walkability, and health in China. @stateofplaceorg
  • Ted Eytan - Ted is a Kaiser Permanente physician in Washington D.C. with an interest in active transportation and health-information technology. @tedeytan
  • Niels Hoe - Niels works to create better livability through cycling and pedestrian-friendly planning and design. @nielshoe