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Karina Ricks

Director of Mobility and Infrastructure

City of Pittsburgh

Transportation expert Karina Ricks was hired by Mayor William Peduto in 2017 to establish and direct the city’s new Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI).

The mission of the Department is “To provide the physical mobility necessary for the economic mobility of all Pittsburghers.” In her new role, Karina is responsible for providing safe, accessible, sustainable and efficient transportation options and facilities in the city. Karina previously served as Director of Transportation Planning for the District of Columbia and founding Principal of the Mid-Atlantic office of innovative transportation consultancy Nelson/Nygaard Associates leading the firm’s multimodal practice on the East Coast working with cities and communities across the nation and globe on integrated, implementable mobility solutions that serve local values and aspirations.

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