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  • Planes, Trains, and Bikes: How We Get Around

    When: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 4 p.m. ET
    Where: Folklife Studio
    Category: Narrative Session
    Accessibility: Real-time captioning available

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    Transportation forms a web around our work, our communities, and our world. This dialogue connected entrepreneurs and leaders from railroads, airlines, and bikeshare operations across the United States, Europe, and South America to discuss ideas about how transportation brings our past and future together while lowering our carbon footprint.

    About the Participants

    Will Handsfield is a transportation planner for the District Department of Transportation specializing in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Washington, D.C. Handsfield has been involved in building D.C.’s bicycle network through a variety of roles over the past twelve years.

    Mariah C. Morales has been a part of the Amtrak Government Affairs team since 2015. She manages Amtrak’s relationships with House Appropriations, coalitions, advocacy groups, and labor and trade associations. Before joining the Amtrak team, she was a government affairs and city representative for transit, transportation, and municipal clients in Washington, D.C., where she served as a federal policy and planning expert and coordinated local, state, and federal partnerships.

    Chaitan Jain is the director of global public policy at United Airlines.

    Jaime Ortiz Mariños the founder of Ciclovía, a program that promotes physical activity, urban cycling, healthy living, and an improved social environment in Bogotá, Colombia. The success of Ciclovía has been partially replicated in cities such as Los Angeles. Ortiz Mariño was awarded “Orden Civil al Mérito, Jose Acevedo y Gomez” by the City Council of Bogotá.

    Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen is a communications professional with more than a decade of experience. He serves as the communications manager for Neste in the United States, where he is focused on developing and deploying impactful, engaging content that can inspire others to take meaningful climate action now. Rolfvondenbaumen began his career at Shell.

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