New Transportation Choices Board Member & Executive Director

 Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities Research and Policy Institute, a 501c3 corporation, is delighted to announce the election yesterday of Meghna Tare to our Board of Directors and the appointment of Dr. Chris Ferrell as Executive Director.

Ms. Tare is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at the University of Texas at Arlington and an experienced executive in public policy for sustainability in the Dallas, Texas metropolitan area. She holds three master’s degrees,  in chemistry from the University of San Francisco, environmental studies from San Jose State University, and sustainable business management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. In her current capacity, she is responsible for strategic planning, community engagement and program management . 

Dr. Ferrell began his career in 1995 as a planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). He holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from San Jose State University and a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. He worked as a consultant with Dowling Associates, Inc. in Oakland, CA for 10 years before leaving to help form CFA Consultants in 2010. Dr. Ferrell has been the principal investigator for five research projects for the Mineta Transportation Institute, where he has been a Research Associate since 2005. He has been a Transportation Choices Principal since August 2016.