congestion webinar panelists
“Despite empty offices, rush hour congestion is back, with key streets leading in and out of our downtowns clogged again. City leaders on this panel will discuss tactics to keep their downtowns moving.”
Martin Morzynski


Panelist Bios

Justin Romeo is the Director of Special Projects at the New York City Department of Transportation, working towards initiatives to build sustainable transportation networks encompassing changing mobility patterns across all modes of transportation.

David Fields is the City of Houston’s first Chief Transportation Planner, passionate about creating safe transportation for all, implementing initiatives and policies like Vision Zero, transit-oriented development, transportation demand management, and parking and curb management based on meaningful community participation.

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is the Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, where she also serves as Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning. She is Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as department chair and held the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies. Chapple studies inequalities in the planning, development, and governance of regions in the Americas, with a focus on economic development and housing.

Chris van Slyke is a Project Manager at Jacobs, where he works with clients to incorporate Big Data into their daily work and decision-making. Before joining Jacobs, Chris spent 27 years at the Houston-Galveston Council where he managed the travel demand forecast and GIS group. While at HGAC, he used Big Data in many projects including an alternative fuel corridor between Dallas and the Houston Port.

Byron Chigoy is a Product Manager at StreetLight, where he works with customers and data scientists on congestion and other analytics. Byron spent 18 years integrating data into a wide range of transportation projects at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Atkins engineering.

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