A healthy city is a mobile city. At Commute Seattle our mission is to help commuters, residents and visitors live more and drive less by improving access and mobility Downtown. Through education, advocacy, training and consulting, we are helping create a transit-supportive business culture to ensure that commuters enjoy world-class commuter benefits and amenities.

    The Downtown Transportation Alliance

    Commute Seattle is supported by the Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA), comprised of the executive leadership of the Downtown Seattle Association, King County Metro, Seattle Department of Transportation, Sound Transit as well as rotating private sector representation. The 2016-2017 DTA is comprised of:

    • Jon Scholes, President and CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
    • Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Victor Obeso, Deputy Director, King County Metro
    • Sam Assefa, Director, Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development
    • Nathan Torgelson, Director, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
    • Mike Harbour, COO, Sound Transit
    • Mark Barbieri, CEO, Washington Holdings
    • Don Wise, CEO, Metzler Real Estate
    • Kathy O’Kelley, Senior Property Manager, Hines
    • Rita Brogan, Founder, PRR Inc.

    Our Advisory Committee

    Commute Seattle’s Advisory Committee provides oversight and accountability for our programs and services, ensuring that we meet our strategic goals, maintain high customer service, and execute our work efficiently. Our 2016-2017 Advisory Committee is comprised of:

    • Malva Slachowitz, Senior Transportation Planner, Market Development Group King County Metro Transit
    • Christi Masi, Program Manager, King County Metro
    • Ann Sutphin, Strategic Advisor, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Gordon Clowers, Senior Urban Planner, Seattle Department of Planning and Development
    • Sarah Spicer, Senior Transportation Planner, Seattle Department of Transportation
    • Andrew Natzel, Senior Transportation Planner, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff
    • Michelle Knight, Property Manager, Washington Holdings
    • Dave Rodgers, Managing Principal, SvR Design Company
    • Fred Young, Associate, Alta Planning + Design
    • Erica Bush, Public Realm Advocate, Metropolitan Improvement District



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