This episode we're talking with David Straus. David is the Executive Director of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), the premier organization for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) industry. On behalf of ACT’s membership around the globe, David takes great joy in leading ACT’s efforts to advance the careers of TDM professionals, strengthen TDM programs, and advocate for effective TDM policies that will improve the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities.
David is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s TDM Committee and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, three children, and a varying number of chickens.
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The "Between the Lines" Podcast by Commutifi
In 2019, global emissions hit an all-time high and projections put us at a terrifying high line of 3.5 degree temperature rise by the end of the century. But the global pandemic may have been a turning point. New green recovery policies have the potential to decrease our 2030 emissions by 25% and put us on a new line that limits temperature rise to that critical 2 degrees.
But what does the journey Between the Lines look like?
Achieving these goals will require innovative solutions in every sector of our economy, but none may be more challenging and impactful than personal transportation.
We’re bringing you experts, innovators, and interesting people working hard to revolutionize and decarbonize our commutes and daily trips. In each episode, we’ll discuss a different solution and ask our guest why it will save our planet.