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Transportation Equity in a New Era

Transportation Equity in a New Era

On September 30th, 2020, Meeting of the Minds convened a free, live webinar featuring Chris Kidd of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Jamario Jackson of TransForm, and Rachel Zack of Remix.


What do a startup, a non-profit, and a government agency have in common? They share a common goal of delivering more equitable mobility and more livable cities. Before the pandemic and economic crisis, TransForm, SFMTA, Remix, and several other DOT’s convened to discuss the role of software in equitable planning. The team identified gaps across the practice and co-created a response.

The project will be complete in October and could not come at a more critical time. Transit agencies across the country are facing tough choices, having to make service decisions that will affect their residents mobility and access to opportunities in the short and long-term. They will need more dynamic tools to analyze and engage with their communities.

Presenters from the SFMTA, Transform and Remix will share insights from their pre and post COVID equity work, the critical gaps in tooling that exist in the planning space, and possible responses. In this webinar you will hear perspectives from three sectors on equity planning in transportation, findings from on-the-ground projects working to deliver more equitable investments and transportation outcomes, and possible scenarios for the road ahead.


Christopher Kidd's Slidedeck

Download the slides used by Christopher Kidd during his presentation.

Jamario Jackson's Slidedeck

Download the slides used by Jamario Jackson during his presentation.

Rachel Zack's Slidedeck

Download the slides used by Rachel Zack during her presentation.


Jamario Jackson

Jamario Jackson

Senior Community Planner, TransForm

Jamario is a Senior Community Planner at TransForm, which is a non-profit in Northern California shaping transportation related decisions by advocating for community needs.

Prior to joining TransForm, Jamario worked for elected officials and a public transit agency. In part, his time in the public sector has shaped his lens concerning how political and legislative landscapes impact transportation issues.

Jamario is a member to The Northern California Chapter of The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials and a BART Title VI and Environmental Justice Advisory Committee member. He holds a bachelors degree and masters degree.

Rachel Zack

Rachel Zack

Policy Director, Remix

Rachel Zack (she/her/hers) is the Director of Policy at Remix. Her passion for empowering planners with tools for better decision-making stem from her many years of advising on cutting edge transportation problems, such as TNC regulation (Uber and Lyft), road usage pricing, congestion pricing, express lanes, and planning for autonomous vehicles. Her work in the field received the Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award in WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award. Rachel has a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College.
Christopher Kidd

Christopher Kidd

Transportation Planner III, SFMTA

Christopher Kidd is a transportation planner in the Complete Streets section of SFMTA’s Planning division. He has 9 years of experience in planning, with a strong focus on bicycle, pedestrian, and transportation equity work. Christopher previously served on the board of the California Bicycle Coalition and was a founding member of the advocacy organization Transport Oakland.


September 30, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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