TransitCenter is a private foundation that focuses on research and advocacy for transit. Staff members Stephanie Lotshaw and Ben Fried share with us some of the best practices emerging during this national emergency, as well as important updates on the shifting short and long-term funding landscape in this virtual brown bag session.

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About the Author(s)

Stephanie Lotshaw

Program Director, Improving Agency Practice, TransitCenter

Stephanie has diverse experience in the transportation sector assisting cities with the implementation of transit systems that improve urban livability and economic opportunity. She was most recently a program manager in the US & Africa office of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, where she worked on projects in Chicago; Albuquerque; Kampala, Uganda; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. Her work focused on helping cities to implement bus rapid transit, bike and pedestrian projects as well as to finance and implement high quality transit-oriented development around transit corridors.

Ben Fried

Director of Communications, TransitCenter

Ben Fried oversees TransitCenter’s press strategy and communications. Previously he covered the movement for better transit and more people-friendly city transportation systems as editor-in-chief of Streetsblog.

Rachel Zack

Director of Policy at Remix

Rachel Zack is the Director of Policy at Remix. Her passion for empowering planners with access to insights for better decision-making stem from her many years of advising on cutting edge transportation problems, such as TNC regulation (Uber and Lyft), road usage pricing, congestion pricing, express lanes, and planning for autonomous vehicles. Before joining Remix, Rachel launched the Innovative Mobility arm of WSP where she led alternative transportation programs around the Bay Area and advised city and state agencies on strategic planning for new mobility. Her work in the field received the Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award in WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.