How can public transit bolster an equitable economic recovery?
Join Greater Greater Washington and the Young Professionals in Transportation for a moderated discussion about the opportunities to elevate public transportation as an essential component of economic recovery post the COVID-19 crisis.
The discussion will focus the challenges currently facing our public transit systems and the challenges they will face in the coming months. Hear from local and national experts about opportunities to help ensure that our leaders recognize the importance of public transit in building an equitable and sustainable response to the current economic crisis.
Emiko Atherton, Vice President for Thriving Communities and Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition
Maura Brophy, Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Federal City Council
Ron Thompson, Transit Equity Organizer, Greater Greater Washington
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
5:00 PM EDT
About the Speakers
Emiko Atherton is the Vice President for Thriving Communities and Director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America. As Vice President of Thriving Communities, Emiko oversees SGA’s public health, community-driven engagement, placemaking and rural communities work.
Maura Brophy is the Director of Transportation and Infrastructure at the Federal City Council. In this role, Maura is responsible for developing strategy and the execution of projects in the organization’s transportation and infrastructure portfolios. Projects in this portfolio include the redevelopment of Union Station, efforts to reform the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the development of a local infrastructure development accelerator.
Ron Thompson is the Transportation Equity Organizer at Greater Greater Washington. He’s a lifelong resident of Ward 8 and lives in Anacostia. He is currently pursuing an associate degree in political science, but in his spare time he enjoys spending time playing grand strategy games and finishing half-read books.