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Congestion Pricing’s Role in Building More Equitable Transportation Systems
August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am PDT
Congestion pricing is an idea that has broad support from transportation practitioners. However, many elected officials and members of the general public are skeptical that these charges, which would apply to drivers on the busiest roads during the busiest times of day, are regressive fees. Well-designed congestion pricing policies can not only minimize impacts, but can also address current inequities in today’s transportation system by dedicating revenues toward improving non-single occupancy vehicle options, like public transit. In this webinar, our panelists will discuss how to build equity in to the process of developing congestion pricing, the policy itself, and how to measure equity in transportation systems.
Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Rio Oxas, Co-Founder, RAHOK
Tilly Chang, Executive Director, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Brianne Eby, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Tilly Chang serves as Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The Transportation Authority’s mission is to make travel safer, healthier, and easier for all. The agency plans, funds and delivers local and regional projects to improve travel choices for residents, commuters, and visitors throughout the city. Ms. Chang has 27 years of experience, including 17 years with the Transportation Authority where she previously served as the agency’s Deputy Director for Planning. She serves on the Boards of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, the California Transportation Foundation, SPUR, and Self-Help for the Elderly. Ms. Chang is an alternate on the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors, Co-chair of ITSA’s Smart Infrastructure Task Force, and Vice-Chair of the California Self-Help Counties Coalition. Ms. Chang was named 2019 Woman of the Year by the San Francisco chapter of WTS and in 2015 the San Francisco Business Times named her one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women.
Prior to the Transportation Authority, she held posts with the World Bank, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and a wireless technology startup. She is a graduate of M.I.T. and UC Berkeley.
Hana Creger, Environmental Equity Program Manager, works on the development and implementation of policies leading to clean transportation and mobility investments that will benefit low-income communities of color. She was the lead author of the Mobility Equity Framework, a tool that can be used to maximize equity outcomes and community engagement in transportation planning and decision-making. Hana was also the lead author of Autonomous Vehicle Heaven or Hell? Creating a Transportation Revolution that Benefits All, a report outlining policy recommendations to ensure mobility, health, and economic benefits to marginalized communities. She serves on a number of advisory committees for cities, agencies, universities, and nonprofits for projects relating to shared mobility and autonomous vehicles. Hana holds a B.A. in sustainability from San Diego State University.
Río Oxas is of Náhuat-Pipil, Mayan, and spaniard lineage and was born & raised in Tongva lands (Los Angeles). They are the co-founder of RAHOK: Race. Ancestors. Health. Outdoors. and Knowledge, a family-owned social enterprise that provides services in education, land stewardship, and asset management. Río is a national speaker, educator, realtor, consultant for equity and racial justice, as well as a student of life and joy. Over the past twenty years, they have worked alongside Black Indigenous People of Color communities to advocate for mobility, food, racial, environmental, and health justice. Río’s work through RAHOK illuminates the interdepence of our people, planet and beyond so we may cultivate neighborhoods/ecosystems that are caring and compassionate for all beings.