November 30, 2018

Caltrans Moving Toward Sustainability

Time

1:40pm - 3:00pm

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Jeanie Ward-Waller, Sustainability Program Manager, Caltrans HQ Director's Office

Abstract

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) established a Sustainability Program in 2015 with a broad focus on reducing climate change, community, and environmental impacts from Department operations as well as from a transportation system that moves people and goods supporting the world’s fifth largest economy. Caltrans Sustainability Program Manager Jeanie Ward-Waller guides implementation of the program priorities – champion active transportation; advance clean vehicles, fuels, and materials; and prepare for climate change and extreme weather. Ward-Waller will present an overview of key activities to implement the priorities, including state policy background, performance metrics, data trends, and issues on the horizon.

Biographical Sketch

Jeanie Ward-Waller is the Caltrans Sustainability Program Manager based in the Director’s Office in the Sacramento headquarters office and is a licensed Civil Engineer in California.

Jeanie earned a Master of Philosophy degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. She received a Masters of Engineering degree in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at Brown University.
Jeanie is well known as an effective advocate for active transportation, health, and equity in California. She is the former policy director of the California Bicycle Coalition and the former senior California policy manager for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Before moving to California, Jeanie was a licensed structural engineer and Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, and worked for a structural design consulting firm in Massachusetts.