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2020 Transportation Transformations
Commute Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation bring you the annual Transportation Transportations virtually in 2020.

Join us to hear about what we have accomplished together over the last year and the future of mobility in Seattle as our city continues to respond to COVID-19. Experts from SDOT, King County Metro, and Transportation Choices Coalition will discuss changes to our public transportation system, Seattle’s new network of safe streets, and the mobility challenges and opportunities of the West Seattle bridge closure. Panelists will be available to answer your questions.

Speakers:
Sam Zimbabwe, SDOT
Bill Bryant, KCM
Alex Hudson, TCC

Moderated by:
Kevin Futhey, Commute Seattle

Dec 8, 2020 01:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Alex Hudson
Executive Director @Transportation Choices Coalition
Alex is the Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition and oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of TCC. Alex is an advocate for people-centered planning and design who works strategically with a variety of partners to ensure transportation funding, policies, and systems create the most good for the largest number of people. Alex is passionate about transportation as the means to equitably connect communities and people to the resources and places that create opportunity and facilitate a full and vibrant life – and as a great place to people watch! Alex was previously the Executive Director of the First Hill Improvement Association and sits on the board of the Freeway Park Association. Alex lives in the heart of Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood and enjoys hiking, riding her bike, and tending to her houseplant jungle.
Sam Zimbabwe
Director @Seattle Department of Transportation
Before coming to SDOT, Sam had senior management roles at the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for the past 7 years, first as the Associate Director for Policy, Planning & Sustainability. He moved on to become DDOT’s first Chief Project Delivery Officer, responsible for transportation planning, capital project design and construction, traffic engineering and signals, and transit service delivery. Prior to joining DDOT, Sam was the Director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, a national nonprofit partnership dedicated to leveraging transit investments to preserve and create equitable communities.
Bill Bryant
Managing Director of Service Development @King County Metro Transit
Bill Bryant is Managing Director of Service Development at King County Metro Transit, which is the primary provider of public transportation in Seattle and King County, Washington. His responsibilities include overseeing Metro's Scheduling, Transit Route Facilities, RapidRide, and Service Planning teams. Prior to rejoining Metro Transit in July 2016, Bryant managed transit projects, programs, service, and policies for the Seattle Department of Transportation beginning in 2007 and continuing through the development and rollout of the Seattle Transportation Benefit District funding measure. In a previous stint at Metro, Bryant served as a planner, project manager, and liaison to regional transit provider Sound Transit between 1998 and 2007. Bill has deep roots in Seattle and lives in Ballard and buses, bikes, and walks as his main forms of transportation. King County Metro Transit is the seventh largest transit provider in the United States.