1. What brought you to TDM?
In all honesty, I kind of fell into TDM, not really knowing what it was all about. As an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC) for several years, working with so many people from near and far, I have taken great interest in helping people solve their commute challenges. An added bonus to my work is also helping to reduce emissions and most of all . . . traffic!
2. How did you get involved in ACT?
I first learned of ACT in my earlier years as an ETC, and I received the very informative newsletters and attended the professional development workshops. It wasn’t until this year that I got the opportunity to attend an ACT Conference. It was very enlightening to meet so many of my TDM peers. I found the entire experience to be very useful and informative. I took away many ideas to potentially implement and improve my own program here at the Getty. I look forward to being a regular conference attendee.
3. What do you see as the future of TDM? Any specific challenges?
A constant challenge that I think most face is convincing others to change their commute behavior. Los Angeles is particularly challenging because most people drive. However, with all of the alternative options to choose from now and forthcoming improvements/developments, I am hopeful for the future of TDM and feel we are headed in a good direction.