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Health in the Built Environment: Linking Mobility, Choice and Health During COVID-19

October 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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About this Event

How has COVID-19 impacted mobility options, and how can current events inform future planning? At this event, we will hear from regional representatives who can share insights and information around public transportation and mobility trends and planning. We will discuss challenges faced by essential workers and strategies to ensure everyone has access to safe, quality transportation options. Our speakers include Rick Price from Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, Kimberly Lucas from the City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, and David Huffaker from the Port Authority of Allegheny County.  


About our Speakers


Kim Lucas, City of Pittsburgh: Kim Lucas is the Assistant Director of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility & Infrastructure where she oversees the department’s planning, policy and permitting teams. Prior to this role, Kim worked for Washington D.C.’s Department of Transportation in the Planning & Sustainability Division. In this role, Kim led a team responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the shared micro-mobility, freight and  urban delivery, and transportation demand management programs. Kim has over 15 years of professional transportation experience, beginning with her stint as a student bus driver at the University of Virginia, and she has worked in the cornerstones of transportation planning: the public and private sectors, advocacy, and research.


David Huffaker, Port Authority of Allegheny County: David Huffaker joined the Port Authority of Allegheny County as the Chief Development Officer in September 2018. In that role, David oversees the Engineering and Technical Support functions, Long Range Planning, Scheduling, Contracted Services (ACCESS) and the Transit Oriented Communities and Sustainability Programs.  He joined the Authority after 15 years at Sound Transit, a regional provider of express bus, commuter rail and light rail in Seattle, Washington. When he left Sound Transit, he was in charge of Facilities Maintenance, Asset Management and Capital Replacement, Customer Service, Service Planning, and Transit Expansion. David has been active in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), where he was a member of the Leadership APTA class of 2014, and participates on a number of APTA committees. He was also a member of the Eno Transit Senior Leadership Class of 2018.


Richard Price, Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities: Richard Price is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and has been involved with the organization for over 15 years. He has served as coalition coordinator, president, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for five years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007 after 37 years of service. Mr. Price was the Organizational Property Management Officer for the National Energy Technology Laboratory for 20 years, during which his duties included serving as the Motor Vehicle Manager of a fleet of 82 vehicles. He was instrumental in bringing alternative fueled vehicles and infrastructure to the lab and won an award for small fleets from the DOE in 2005. While at the helm of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities he created a hugely successful partnership with the Community College of Allegheny County to provide alternative fuel vehicle training, and regularly hosts stakeholder fuels and vehicles trainings, National Drive Electric Week events, and workshops aimed at helping fellow coordinators secure project grants. He was elected into the DOE Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2016.


This Event is Part of GBA’s Health in the Built Environment Series

GBA’s Health in the Built Environment Series seeks to draw connections between human health, buildings, and community design. This topic is more important now more than ever, and our series will explore a variety of research, implications, trends and tools for stakeholders and practitioners in the built environment.  Learn more about the series here.  


Event Fee

This event is free and we are grateful to our sponsors for making it possible. You provide critical support for the continuation of GBA’s education programs and help us grow our ability to provide scholarships for events and in-depth trainings for those who need them. Additional donations are made possible during the registration process if you wish to contribute. There is an option to add a suggested contribution of $20 to your registration. If you wish to contribute any other amount, you are welcome to do so on our Donations page. Any contribution helps advance our community’s work to create healthy and sustainable places where everyone can thrive. Thank you!  


Register Now   Thank you to UPMC for sponsoring the Health in the Built Environment series!


October 22, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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