Building for the Future of Mobility
February 15th | 6pm EST
We understand the present and current of transit equity and mobility, but what does the future look like for us? What resources, information, and capacity do we need as leaders in this space to forge a path toward liberation and economic mobility for communities?
Join two thought leaders, on two different coasts, in a conversation about the future of equitable transit and mobility. Hear their thoughts on the future of work for urban planning, design, and mobility leaders who are committed to equity and accessibility. This conversation will kick off with a 15-minute virtual networking session, so you can connect with leaders across the country discussing these matters.
We welcome you to RSVP and join Justine, Tiffany, and the co:census co:mmunity on Wednesday, February 15th. During this event, we will also hold space for Transit Equity Day, celebrated annually on Rosa Park’s Birthday on February 4th.
About Our Speakers
Justine Johnson is an accomplished Economic Development and Mobility executive with over 10 years of experience in external affairs, strategy, and government & community relations. Her areas of expertise include urban planning, public administration, political science, and community outreach.
Justine serves as the Director of Engagement at the California Mobility Center (CMC). The CMC is a non-profit that promotes commercial interactions with new mobility companies and industry-leading entities to deploy new products, programs, and services in clean mobility in the State of California, and beyond. Previously, Justine served as the Head of Mobility Engagement for the SoCal/Southwest Region at Ford Motor Company. This promotion was a result of her successful tenure as Ford’s Mobility Strategist. During her time in New York City, she served as Vice President of Government & Community Relations for the New York City Economic Development Corporation, managing government and community relations for Mayor de Blasio’s innovative commuter ferry system. However, her impact on transportation initiatives within NYC was initially established during her time with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission where she worked on the “Boro Taxi” project, also known as the Green Taxi program, which created a new for-hire vehicle and driver classification.
While she spent many years in NYC, Ms. Johnson is a proud native of Los Angeles, CA, and believes in giving back to her community through her service with non-profits and boards. She was the Board Co-Chair of BlackSpace Urbanist Collective, an organization that challenges urban designers, planners, artists, and architects to build spaces that honor the culture and cultivate the talent of Black people. She also serves as Board Chair of Urban Movement Labs, an organization that focuses on bringing new mobility innovation to Los Angeles by working at the intersection of government, technology innovation, and community. Most notably, she serves as an adjunct professor at USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Justine holds two Master of Arts degrees from the University of Southern California in Urban Planning and Public Administration. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampton University in Political Science and Government.
After a 10-year career at the Department of Revenue Services, Tiffany Garcia started her career in transportation at the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) in 2015, as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist with the primary responsibility of administering the Department’s Title VI Programs for the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.
She quickly developed a passion for empowering communities and making inclusive outreach a priority when presented with opportunities for community engagement. She recognizes the role transportation plays in achieving social justice and encourages transportation professionals to use their influence to move transportation equity forward, particularly in historically underserved communities. While at the CTDOT, Tiffany served as co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee for the Connecticut Chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS-CT), and Secretary of the Connecticut Chapter for the Conference of Minority Transportation (COMTO CT).
In 2018 she was awarded the Rosa Parks Award by WTS-CT and received an employee recognition award for teamwork by the CTDOT. SInce early 2021, Tiffany has worked as a Title VI Specialist for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Office of Diversity and Civil Rights where she continues to work on Title VI and Environmental Justice initiatives. Tiffany graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, and received a Master of Administration Degree with a focus on Public Policy and Diversity and Inclusion from the University of Connecticut.