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This Week at APBP: August 9

Monday, August 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Board Nominations Are Now Open!
You can help APBP continue to advance its mission to provide expertise for active, sustainable transportation. With an updated strategic plan launching soon and many new initiatives on the horizon, APBP needs and welcomes the enthusiastic participation of its members on the Board of Directors.

Here are some of the main functions of an APBP Board member: oversee the direction and management of the association, lead specific projects, committees and action teams, recruit new members, ensure a solid, balanced budget, contribute to the association's financial success, and represent APBP members at conferences and meetings. APBP's Board of Directors is an active board that makes a difference for our profession. 

Those who are elected to the Board will serve a 3-year term (2017-2019). 

Submit a 400-word statement of interest to by August 30. Use "Board Nomination" as the subject line of your e-mail message. Your statement of interest should include the following three headings and describe:
  1. your qualifications
  2. what you would bring to the board
  3. your vision for APBP. 
Keep in mind that your statement will be posted on the website and sent by e-news to all members.

For further information, contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
Byron RushingBrooke DuBose or Maggie Melin

Find more the details on Board nominations on the website and thank you for considering putting your name forward as a leader of the APBP!

Image credit: Kit Keller; APBP Board members and Local Planning Committee discuss plans for 2017 PDS

WEBINAR: 8/17 AT 3:00PM ET

Street Design and Planning in Suburban Contexts
Wednesday, Aug 17
3:00 pm ET
Register today!

Amelia Costanzo, Jennifer Noll and Letty Schamp will examine Active Transportation, Building Type Preferences and Changing Demographics: The ABC's of Street Design Considerations.

They will discuss demographic trends based on population projections and predict the impact of demographic changes on residential and commercial development trends. Amelia, Jennifer and Letty will identify how an Active Transportation Plan can help communities to coordinate multi-modal transit planning efforts across jurisdictional boundaries to design safe and functional streets.

Be sure to join us! Click here to register

Photo credit: Lorie Miller, Brampton, ON


The APBP Board of Directors recently voted to approve three new chapters to join the ranks with the 18 chapters already established from across the U.S. and Canada.

Join us in welcoming:
- Arizona Chapter
- North Carolina Chapter 
- Tampa Bay Region Chapter

We appreciate your willingness to lead your region into the benefits of APBP Chapters!

Chapters help connect APBP members professionally and build support for the work members do. Activities can include meet-ups, networking, educational programs, guest speakers, webinar site hosting, field visits, mentorship, student engagement/instruction and local conferences.

Interested in starting a new chapter in your city?
Visit the website for more info.

Photo credit: Nicole Campbell, MN chapter


Columbus, Ohio was recently selected as the winner of the Smart City Challenge.

As the challenge winner, Columbus intends to deploy a fleet of fully electric shuttles for a new bus rapid-transit center, expand its investment in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, provide assistance to fleet operators to encourage EV adoption and create an EV cooperative buying program, among other actions.

Columbus intends to leverage a new central connected traffic signal and integrated transportation data system to address specific transportation challenges faced in four districts across the city.


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