Aging in Place Summit: Future of Transportation
About the February 21 Transportation Summit
The Commission on Aging, C-TRAN, and the Regional Transportation Council held a summit to bring community leaders together to discuss some of the biggest transportation challenges facing Clark County's growing older population. Ensuring access to safe, accessible, and affordable mobility choices will be critical to living a healthy and independent life as we age.
Commission on Aging info:
Commission on Aging 2018 Transportation speaker series (presentations and resources)
Join the commission's email list (click Aging Readiness under list of project options)
Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP's Public Policy Institute's Livable Communities team: Lynott, a researcher, writer, videographer, and keynote speaker, brings to her work a passion for the role community design and transportation service play in the health and quality of life of people of all ages, abilities, and incomes. Her current research explores how “disruptive” technologies may influence the form and delivery of transportation services of the future. Jana was responsible for the development of AARP’s groundbreaking Livability Index, initially released in 2015. This first-of-its-kind online tool measures how well every neighborhood in the United States meets residents’ needs.
Roger Millar, Secretary, Washington Department of Transportation: Millar oversees an agency that is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficient. A civil engineer with 40 years of experience in the transportation arena, he has served as public works director, city and county planning director, vice-president of Smart Growth America and director of the National Complete Streets Coalition, among other assignments.
Matt Ransom, AICP, Regional Transportation Council (Moderator): Matt Ransom is currently the Executive Director of the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC). The RTC serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for southwest Washington. RTC’s service area covers: Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. Prior to leading the RTC, he worked in several leadership positions at the City of Vancouver (WA), including: Policy Development Manager, Long-Range Planning Manager, and Transportation Planning Manager. Matt has also worked as a consultant to local government and private businesses.
Shawn Donaghy, C-TRAN: Shawn Donaghy joined C-TRAN in 2017 and serves as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer. With more than 20 years in transportation, Mr. Donaghy’s background includes both private and public intermodal transportation working in operations, maintenance, information technology, safety and risk management, security and transit police, service scheduling, contract management and key performance/regulatory metrics. Prior to C-TRAN, Mr. Donaghy worked with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Colleen Kuhn, Human Services Council: Colleen Kuhn is the Executive Director of the Human Services Council (HSC), a long standing non-profit providing transportation and volunteer services in Southwest Washington. Colleen has extensive background in specialized transportation services, resources and planning efforts. Colleen is the Board President for Community Transportation Association of the Northwest and represents those with specialized transportation needs on the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board and has led the development of two Accessible Transportation Coalitions in Southwest Washington.
Ahmad Qayoumi, Clark County Public Works: Ahmad Qayoumi is the Public Works Director and County Engineer. His department provides a multitude of services to county residents, including road construction and maintenance; traffic engineering and operations; park construction, operations and maintenance; environmental permitting; and vegetation management;among other services. Prior to becoming Clark County Public Works Director in October 2018, Ahmad was Regional Rail Division Manager for the San Jose (Calif.) Department of Transportation. His earlier jobs include Public Works Director in Pasco, Wash; Transportation Division Manager in Vancouver, Wash.; Director of Engineering Services and Public Works in Sherwood, Ore.; Chief Engineer in Mason, Ohio; and Assistant City Engineer in Montgomery, Ohio.