Contributors

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Staff Areas of Expertise

  • Meredith Cockerham - Meredith is a Summer 2014 intern at Mobility Lab. She is a government and psychology double major at Claremont McKenna College in California.
  • 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

  • Ola Goransson - Ola Göransson is an economist, architect, and avid cyclist. He is an energy and environment counselor for the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis at the Embassy of Sweden in D.C.
  • Tracy Hadden Loh - Tracy is research director at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy headquartered in Washington D.C. @busysparrow
  • Mary Lauran Hall - Mary Lauran is communications director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, a North American coalition of state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations. @MaryLauran
  • Trevor Casey - Trevor attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an environmental and cycling enthusiast. @TrevorCasey6
  • 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

  • Lawrence Fabian - Lawrence is based in Boston and is founder and principle of Trans.21.
  • Tracy Hadden Loh - Tracy is research director at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy headquartered in Washington D.C. @busysparrow
  • 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
  • Meredith Cockerham - Meredith is a Summer 2014 intern at Mobility Lab. She is a government and psychology double major at Claremont McKenna College in California.
  • 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

  • Tracy Hadden Loh - Tracy is research director at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy headquartered in Washington D.C. @busysparrow
  • 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

  • Ola Goransson - Ola Göransson is an economist, architect, and avid cyclist. He is an energy and environment counselor for the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis at the Embassy of Sweden in D.C.
  • Trevor Casey - Trevor attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an environmental and cycling enthusiast. @TrevorCasey6
  • 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

  • Mary Lauran Hall - Mary Lauran is communications director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, a North American coalition of state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations. @MaryLauran
  • 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.
  • Jenny O'Brien - Jenny is the head of CarmaHop, a ridesharing program that makes hitchhiking safe, easy, and reliable. @@CarmaHopper
  • 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

  • Tracy Hadden Loh - Tracy is research director at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy headquartered in Washington D.C. @busysparrow
  • Mary Lauran Hall - Mary Lauran is communications director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, a North American coalition of state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations. @MaryLauran
  • Ralph Buehler - Ralph is an urban affairs and planning professor at Virginia Tech and a co-editor of City Cycling by MIT Press.
  • Meredith Cockerham - Meredith is a Summer 2014 intern at Mobility Lab. She is a government and psychology double major at Claremont McKenna College in California.
  • 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_
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ola Goransson - Ola Göransson is an economist, architect, and avid cyclist. He is an energy and environment counselor for the Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis at the Embassy of Sweden in D.C.
  • Lawrence Fabian - Lawrence is based in Boston and is founder and principle of Trans.21.
  • Kevin Webb - Kevin is a principal at Conveyal. @kvnweb
  • 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
  • Jenny O'Brien - Jenny is the head of CarmaHop, a ridesharing program that makes hitchhiking safe, easy, and reliable. @@CarmaHopper
  • 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

Travel/Tourism

  • Lawrence Fabian - Lawrence is based in Boston and is founder and principle of Trans.21.
  • Trevor Casey - Trevor attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is an environmental and cycling enthusiast. @TrevorCasey6
  • 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.
  • Jenny O'Brien - Jenny is the head of CarmaHop, a ridesharing program that makes hitchhiking safe, easy, and reliable. @@CarmaHopper
  • 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

  • Tracy Hadden Loh - Tracy is research director at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy headquartered in Washington D.C. @busysparrow
  • Mary Lauran Hall - Mary Lauran is communications director with the Alliance for Biking & Walking, a North American coalition of state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations. @MaryLauran
  • 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
  • Jenny O'Brien - Jenny is the head of CarmaHop, a ridesharing program that makes hitchhiking safe, easy, and reliable. @@CarmaHopper