1:40pm - 3:00pm
Darnell Grisby, Executive Director, TransForm
The movement for racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic made clear systemic forms of oppression throughout American society—our transportation system has proven no different. Our implementation of new technologies, policies, business platforms and funding can secure a mobility network that sustains another century of American economic growth while bringing all of us together. This must be the future of our transportation.
Darnell is a national thought leader in transportation policy and the mobility justice movement. He is a social entrepreneur and seasoned political professional, who’s work includes campaign strategy, anti-racist initiatives, direct lobbying, and grassroots organizing. Darnell has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg. He is a former senior advisor in the California Legislature, lobbyist, Director of Policy Development for the American Public Transportation Association and is currently Executive Director at TransForm. He has degrees from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and UCLA.