Jerome Horne explains why transit evangelism will help save the planet
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Welcome back to a new season of Between the Lines! On this week's episode of Between the Lines, we chat with Jerome Horne

Jerome leads TransitCenter's strategies around increasing representative leadership and inclusive decision-making in the transportation field, change that is essential to advancing TransitCenter’s mission to improve transit in ways that make our cities more just and sustainable. Additionally, he plays an important role in determining the best practices of agencies on rider engagement and works closely with our agency practice and advocacy teams to identify cities to target for replication of those practices.  

Jerome comes to TransitCenter with experience from IndyGo and Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning, where he worked in roles concentrating on proactive community engagement and the rider experience of using transit. At IndyGo Jerome's highlights include starting the Transit Ambassador Program, the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit Project, and revamping the system's wayfinding.

Recognized for his passion and dedication to the industry, he was recently named a Mass Transit Magazine 40 Under 40 honoree in 2020 and an American Public Transportation Association Emerging Leader Class of 2022 member.

Jerome is the founder and previous Board Chair for the Young Professionals in Transportation Indianapolis chapter as well as Deputy Director of Communications for Young Professionals in Transportation International from 2018-2020. He has also served as a Transit Cooperative Research Program Ambassador from 2018 - 2020.

He lives in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn and enjoys taking walks through nearby Prospect Park. Jerome rides transit whenever possible, likes to bike, and curates his extensive collection of transit memorabilia known as the International Micro Museum of Transit.

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