In this Episode #10 of the American School of Public Service Podcasts, we speak with special guest Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director and Director of Mobility & Innovation, Antoinette Meier, on San Diego Association of Governments’ Regional Digital Divide Task Force and their work to bring together a wide range of stakeholders involved in various aspects of the digital divide to work collaboratively on real solutions that can be implemented in the near term.
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Considered one of the preeminent transportation planning experts in the nation, Hasan Ikhrata is the Executive Director of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). SANDAG is the leading research, planning, and transportation agency for the San Diego region. Mr. Ikhrata leads a staff of about 350 professionals who develop public policy initiatives for elected officials on numerous issues encompassing population growth, transportation, environmental management, economic development, municipal finance, binational coordination, and public safety. Mr. Ikhrata has over 30 years of public and private sector transportation planning experience in the region. Mr. Ikhrata has received several awards and honors from various organizations and agencies including the American Society of Public Administration, Southern California Leadership Council, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Business Council, League of California Cities, City of Los Angeles, State of California Certificate of Recognition, Association of the San Bernardino County Special Districts, the Building Industry Association, regional chapters of the Women’s Transportation Seminar and numerous others.
Antoinette Meier is the Director of the Mobility and Innovation Department for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Antoinette leads the development of plans, policies, and programs that create more sustainable transportation choices for the San Diego region. From innovative partnerships to clean and intelligent transportation solutions, Antoinette is tasked with casting a vision for the future of transportation through the 2021 Regional Plan and exploring new ways to provide the region with high-quality mobility options and greater access to opportunity. For the past 10 years at SANDAG Antoinette has led regional commuter services and innovative pilot projects that reduce traffic congestion, improve mobility and air quality. This includes managing the regional Transportation Demand Management Program (iCommute), facilitating shared mobility pilot projects and autonomous vehicle planning and testing, and fostering partnerships with transit agencies, local jurisdictions, academia, and the region’s largest employers to promote sustainable transportation choices to the region’s commuters.
You may contact Hasan and Antoinette at:
Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director
Antoinette Meier, Director of Mobility and Innovation
Phone: (619) 699-7381
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