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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...

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Dr. Christopher Ferrell Transportation Choices Principal

Dr. Christopher Ferrell has joined Transportation Choices as a Principal. Dr. Ferrell has had a distinguished career of more than twenty years in sustainable transportation research, education, and practice. He holds a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and has been a Research Associate for the Mineta Transportation Institute since 2005.

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Transportation Choices Principal Presents on SB 743 at Silicon Valley Transportation Summit

Transportation Choices Principal and Vice-President Dr. Joseph Kott presented on Saturday, May 7th at Let’s Get Moving Silicon Valley! 2016 Summit on the topic of California’s effort in SB 743 to transform traffic impact analysis under CEQA to support sustainable transportation goals. The Summit, organized by the Bay Area transportation and land use reform group Transform, took place at the Microsoft  campus in Mountain View, CA.

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Lecture on US Urban Planning

Transportation Choices Principal and Vice President Dr. Joseph Kott  gave a lecture on August 24th in Oakland, California on urban planning practice and education in the United States to a visiting group of academics from China’s Hunan University of Finance and Economics. Dr. Kott emphasized the importance of sustainable transportation in today’s urban planning education and practice.

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On the Folly of Adding to Freeway Capacity

Transportation Choices Principal Dr. Joe Kott was interviewed recently for SF Streetsblog on a controversial proposal to add freeway capacity for cars on Highway 101 south of San Francisco in  suburban San Mateo County. The highway widening solution has a marked tendency to feed on itself, as Dr. Kott points out, in that after a great expenditure to “solve” traffic congestion it almost invariably leads to the appearance of even more cars. In turn this results in more car dependence and more auto traffic congestion, hence pressure for more highway widening!
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Transportation Choices 2014 Annual Report

Transportation Choices 2014 Annual Report

Dear Friends and Supporters of Transportation Choices,

Transportation Choices has had a successful year, one that included our being designated by the IRS as a 501c3 nonprofit for tax purposes. During the year conducted an important study of modal equity in San Francisco, co-authored an ITE Journal article on the need to make traffic impact studies truly multimodal, obtained a grant to support the distinguished journal, World Transport Policy and Practice, and made many presentations on sustainable transportation topics. These and other activities are highlighted in our 2014 Annual Report.

Please consider Transportation Choices in your end of year giving plans...
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Talk on Reforming Traffic Impact Analysis

Sandwich Symposium on Sustainable Transportation


Leveling the Playing Field for Sustainable Transportation: Reforming Traffic Impact Analysis to Support Mode Choice and Environmental Quality


Michelle DeRobertis, PE

Principal, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities Research and Policy Institute


Noon – 1 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014


436 14th St.

Oakland, CA 94612

The Sandwich Symposium on Sustainable Transportation is co-sponsored by Transform and Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities Research and Policy Institute. For more information, visit and


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Reid Ewing Joins Transportation Choices Board

Professor Reid Ewing was elected to the Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities Research and Policy Institute Board of Directors at the Board’s March 27, 2014 meting. Dr. Ewing is a Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and columnist for Planning magazine, writing the bi-monthly column Research You Can Use. Earlier in his career, he was director of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth, state representative from northwest Tucson, and analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.  He holds master’s degrees in Engineering and City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D...

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