The coalition's Director, Chris was formerly Assistant Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth. In that role, he co-founded the MBTA’s open-data program, which was named Innovation of the Year by WTS-Massachusetts in 2010. Chris has also worked as a consultant at Bain & Co., on a number of local and statewide political campaigns including that of Congressman Joe Kennedy III, and at a transportation technology startup that provides mobile ticketing for transit systems in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Chris is a graduate of Pomona College (B.A., 2005) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A, 2012). Chris has taught transportation policy at the graduate level at Northeastern University. In 2015, Chris was named Bostonian of the Year by the Boston Globe Magazine for his volunteer work leading No Boston Olympics.
As Partnerships Director, Josh helps to connect our coalition with local and regional government, and with allied organizations and associations all throughout Massachusetts. Josh is a former Natick Selectman, where he is active in local government, a past president of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, and a strong proponent of transportation and public engagement. Josh has a B.A. from Brandeis University.
Charlie is the Policy Director at Transportation for Massachusetts, responsible for coordinating policy, legislation, and regulations that support the coalition's agenda. Before joining T4MA in the summer of 2015, he was Government Affairs Specialist at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for the Metro Boston region. Previously, he worked in the Massachusetts State House as legislative director for a state representative. Charlie holds an A.B. in Government from Bowdoin College and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University.
Transportation Justice Organizer
Angela is the Transportation Justice Organizer at Transportation for Massachusetts, working with our members and community based organizations to promote equitable access to transportation, and to help ensure fairness and opportunity as technology transforms mobility. Previously, she was the Program Associate at T4MA. Angela is the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Boston Cyclists Union, has a Masters in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Urban Planning from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Christina is the Program Associate at Transportation for Massachusetts, supporting the coalition's statewide outreach, communications and policy work. Christina has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Northeastern, with a concentration in Policy and a minor in Spanish. As an undergraduate, Christina was an Emerging Leaders Intern for Cleantech Open Northeast; a Communications and Outdoor Voice Intern for the Bay Area Open Space Council; and a Library/Administrative Clerk at Rich May P.C.
Tabaris D. Smith
Tabaris, a University of Michigan Environmental Fellow, is a native of Orangeburg, SC and is currently a graduate student at Alabama A&M University, studying Urban and Regional Planning with concentration in Housing and Community Development. Tabaris enjoys reading, helping organize communities, watching documentaries, mentoring, sports, and listening to music and podcasts. The Environmental Fellows Program, in which the Barr Foundation is a Partner, supports career development of a new generation of environmental leaders and decision makers in environmental fields and environmental philanthropy. Tabaris plans to use this fellowship experience to aid in his understanding of the socioeconomic effects of transportation on low-income communities.