Board Member

Stefanie Brodie

Toole Design Group

Why is being a board member of NABSA important to you?
NABSA plays a critical role in micromobility and micromobility is critical to increasing accessibility for everyone, especially those who do not have automobiles. As a NABSA Board Member, I want to help the organization plan strategically to continue to be an industry-leading resource for shared, active mobility among the widening range of vehicles and changing models of service. I want to continue to help our members provide these critical services.

As a Board member, I have supported the Research and Data Committee. This committee has an opportunity to provide guidance to NABSA’s members on critical issues related to the expanding world of micromobility, such as privacy and program evaluation. During my time on the committee, I’ve supported the Privacy Principles Partnership, reviewed the first two installments of the State of the Industry report, and lent my expertise to research inquiries. I would continue to support the work of this committee as a Board Member.

What experience or insight do you bring to your position on the board?
I have unique experience related to the regulation and evaluation of dockless bike and scooter programs. My entree into micromobility was as a Research Program Specialist at the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. I worked extensively with the Policy and Legislative Affairs and Sustainable Transportation branches as we established the new dockless mobility program. I supported program evaluation efforts and worked directly with the service providers to receive data on the services. I helped DDOT intake, process, and use this data.

I am currently the Research Practice Lead at Toole Design Group. I lead and support a wide range of projects related to equity, safety, and new mobility. I continue to work on projects related to micromobility data and system evaluation as well as more general micromobility program support and active transportation planning.

Specific to the position as Board Member, I have completed one term on the NABSA Board, serving as secretary and on the Research and Data Committee. I have also served on many executive boards including the Board of Directors for Young Professionals in Transportation and the TRB Committee on Social and Economic Factors.

I have a background in research, transportation equity, strategic planning, and performance-based decision-making. I am a skilled writer, critical thinker, and motivated supporter of active transportation.