Schedule at a glance

TUESDAY, December 14

All times are in Eastern Time (ET).

11:30 am – 11:45 am: Welcome!

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Keynote Session

Reimagining Transportation to Repair Harm
Dr. Regan Patterson, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF)
Dr. Regan F. Patterson is the Transportation Equity Research Fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), where she conducts intersectional transportation policy analysis and research. Prior to joining the CBCF, Dr. Patterson was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. She earned her PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focused on the impact of transportation policies on air quality and environmental justice. Dr. Patterson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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12:45 pm - 12:55pm: Break/Networking

12:55 pm – 1:45 pm   Concurrent Sessions

Advancing TDM Through Organization Accreditation

In this session, ACT’s Board of Directors Accreditation Task Force Chairperson, Thom Cerny and others, will discuss the case for program accreditation, provide an overview of the proposed standards and process, share insights from member interviews, and update attendees on the status of the initiative.


Thom Cerny, Vice President, Transportation Demand Management Practice Lead, AECOM
Courtney Reynolds, Transit Planning Manager, VHB
Kathryn Hagerman Medina, Director of Marketing, Rideamigos

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A Taste of Regional TDM and Mobility Strategic Planning

Many regions have initiated or recently developed TDM and/or mobility strategic plans. Hear from three regions who are engaging in the TDM/mobility strategic planning processes, including North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization in Austin, and the City and County of Honolulu. Their presentations will cover what prompted the plan development, stakeholder involvement, and the kinds of solutions identified. Look for more of these sessions at future ACT events, too.



Peter Bilton, Principal Planner, TMA & Mobility Programs, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
Nirav Ved, Data & Operations Manager, Central Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (Austin)
Julia Wean, Principal Consultant, Steer, on behalf of City and County of Honolulu
Moderator - Susan Heinrich, Director, ICF


1:45 pm – 1:55 pm: Break/Networking

1:55 pm – 2:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions

Creating Commuter Plans – Returning to the Office

It’s been a while…..but yes employers/employees are returning to the office.  Many cities are already showing traffic is back to pre-pandemic volumes. Now is the time to start putting your plans in place.  As companies are starting to implement their plan for returning they are finding new challenges critical to the success of coming back. A recent poll showed that 70% of the companies are making their return to office plans without employee input? This session will cover how you can assist employers with the commute plans when returning to the office. Two of those success factors we will cover is re-educating our commuters regarding the commute options they have and commute plans.

We will ground the discussion with recent relevant and perhaps surprising survey findings. Such as the recent trend that over half of the work force is open to looking for a new job if their needs are not met and that commuting is now a critical factors for employees coming back to the office and their employment selection. We will review this survey information and give you feedback with the latest results from commercial and multi-family property locations and what they might be seeing.


Courtney Menjivar, Principal, W+A

Jamie Jarvis, TDM Manager, Stanford Research Park

Steve Wheeler, Managing Partner, OneCommute

Moderator - Lisa Kay Pfannenstiel, Executive Director, Movability


Creating Effective TDM Laws and Regulations for Your Community
Please join Marne Duke from Metro, Liz Hormann from the City of Portland and Zack Gambetti-Mendez from the City of Denver, to learn how to create a TDM ordinance or policy from the ground up. From convening stakeholders to writing policies, we’ll hear from two locations on their TDM law journeys.


Zack Gambetti-Mendez, Associate City Planner, City and County of Denver

Marne Duke, Senior Transportation Planner, Metro

Liz Hormann, Transportation Demand Management Specialist in Active Transportation and Safety Division, City of Portland

Moderator - Veronica Jarvis, Associate Planner, Thurston Regional Planning Council


2:45 pm – 2:55 pm: Break/Networking


2:55 pm – 3:45pm: Concurrent Sessions

The Demand For The Curb and How We Manage It

We have seen a growth in emerging technology that has created new demand for curb space. But how do we manage all of this demand? In this session, we will hear how panelists are developing and implementing curb management strategies and policies in Downtown Birmingham and Downtown Atlanta.



Joseph Yawn, Senior Transportation Planner, ICF
Shayna Pollock, Managing Director of Transportation, Central Atlanta Progress
Monique Forte, Urban Planner, City of Atlanta
Christina Argo ASLA, Strategic Projects and Innovation Division Manager, City of Birmingham


Understanding the Billion$ of Opportunities for TDM within the New Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

Last month, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which will provide historic levels of funding for transportation over the next five years.  Within the legislation are many new programs and initiatives that can benefit the advancement of TDM in communities across the country.  This session will present information on what TDM professionals should know about the bill and the opportunities for funding and how best to make sure TDM projects are supported. 


Brett Garson, Managing Director and Chief Counsel, Smith Dawson Andrews (SDA)
Matt Meservy, Director, Long Range Planning Division, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Noa Banayan, Director of Federal Affairs, PeopleForBikes Coalition
Moderator - David Straus, Executive Director, ACT


3:45 pm – 3:55 pm: Break/Networking

3:55 pm – 4:30 pm: 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony and Reception

The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) celebrates a group of young TDM professionals with the 40 Under 40 Awards at the annual TDM Forum. These awards are given to ambitious leaders working to find creative solutions to improve the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities, and developing TDM programs that shift behavior. Transportation affects everyone, and these inspiring individuals are creating a better journey for everyone.


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