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David Straus


Executive Director

Association for Commuter Transportation

Organization Member

Professional Bio

David has the great pleasure of serving as Executive Director of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), the premier organization for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) industry. With more than two decades of experience and leadership in the field, David brings a deep understanding and commitment to the issues and challenges facing TDM professionals and the organizations they serve.

On behalf of ACT’s membership around the globe, David envisions a future where all people have access to an efficient and equitable multi-modal transportation system. He takes great joy in leading ACT’s efforts to advance the careers of TDM professionals, strengthen TDM programs, and to advocate for effective TDM policies that will improve the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities.

David is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s TDM Committee and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

A native of Oregon, David has a degree in Community Development from Portland State University and received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, three children, and a varying number of chickens.


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PO Box 9
Sharon, MA 02067
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Portland State University 1998 Community Development
Areas of Interest
Advocacy, Climate Change Issues, Community Engagement, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion