Wednesday Lunch and Learn

Date(s) - 07/07/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



Join us to hear BPC member, Steve Yaffe, of Yaffe Mobility Consulting, discuss “Connecting Transportation and Health: A Guide to Communication and Collaboration.”
About the presentation: Too often, transportation projects are road-centric without reference to the health needs of people who need to walk or cycle more. Too often, healthcare and other community resources are located on cheap land without transit service or even pathways. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Committee for Environment and Sustainability approved a new guidebook to support collaboration among transportation and health professionals. Advocates and professionals focused on transportation & public health will gain access to a user-friendly guidebook that identifies the challenges and best practices for successful communication and collaboration including successful practices for establishing and fostering partnerships between transportation agencies and public health organizations as projects are planned and reviewed. After attending this session, participants will be able to better advocate for transportation/health collaborations, pursue successful collaboration platforms, and understand several aspects of the Social Determinants of Health.
About the speaker: Steve Yaffe (Yaffe Mobility Consulting) oversaw planning and operations for Arlington County Virginia’s local fixed-route and demand response transit until retiring in 2018. He is a consultant and Easterseals contractor for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center – Mr. Yaffe is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Data Committee, is a past member of the TRB Paratransit Committee, and co-chaired the 2019 TRB International Conference on Demand Responsive Transportation. He also was a member of the Fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council and the board of the ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, a center for independent living. Steve chairs the Transit Family of Services Committee and is the Board Secretary of the International Professional Association for Transport & Health (IPATH) –


The BPC has set up this 2021 meeting schedule. We have created Zoom log-in info (call-in option also available) but will resume in-person meetings when practicable.

BPC 2021 Meeting Schedule (First Wednesdays of the Month)

Odd Months – 12pm, with Guest Speaker
Even Months – 9am, Regular Business
January 6 – Amy Johnson Ely, Palmetto Cycling Coalition
February 3
March 3 – working meeting
April 7
May 5 – Beyond 77
June 2
July 7 – Steve Yaffe, Yaffe Mobility Consulting
August 4
September 1 – guest speaker TBD
October 6
November 3 – guest speaker TBD
December 1
Meeting ID: 970 0476 7859
Passcode: 934025
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