What brought you to TDM and how did you get involved in the field?
Growing healthy communities is the cornerstone of my professional ambition, and the promotion of alternative transportation opportunities is a great way to help enrich this mission. We [Zagster] tend to work with small and mid-size cities which are often looking for ways to stay competitive in the attraction and retention of residents, as well as businesses. Bike Share and micro-mobility services are a really affordable community amenity to introduce.
Why did you get involved in ACT?
Working in the northeast, I wanted to find a way to stay engaged on common topics of the industry and in our region. An ACT membership seemed like a natural fit.
Within your work, what do you see as the future opportunities/challenges for TDM?
Effective policy to disincentivize driving is currently the largest hurdle I see to the proliferation of alternative transportation. There’s a lot of work to be done before we can support our communities in car-free living.