Routes Ahead of Us: A Conversation with Stacy Thompson and Reggie Ramos (Rescheduled)

Event

Location

Central Library in Copley Square – Newsfeed Café

Date

Mar 5, 2024

Time

6:00 EST

Cost

Free

This event has been rescheduled from its original date.

About this event

In our Spring 2024 conversation series Routes Ahead of Us, we take the themes of our current exhibition Getting Around Town: Mapping Four Centuries of Boston in Transit and connect the history of Boston’s transit system with questions about how to build a better, more equitable urban mobility system in the future.

These informal presentations feature discussions with transit and mobility experts, drinks and refreshments at the Boston Public Library’s Newsfeed Café, and tours of Getting Around Town following the conclusion of the program.

About the speakers

Stacy Thompson is the Executive Director of LivableStreets, overseeing all programs including Vision Zero, Better Buses, and the Emerald Network, and ensuring overall programmatic and operational excellence for the organization. A relentless optimist, Stacy is undaunted by the many challenges facing Metro Boston today, including increasing access to jobs and affordable housing, improving safety and public health outcomes, and building climate resiliency. Stacy believes that improving our streets isn’t simply a transportation issue, but one of justice, equity, and opportunity.

Reggie Ramos is the executive director of Transportation for Massachusetts. In this role, she will be leading into action T4MA’s strengthened commitments on transportation justice and equity. Reggie believes deeply that transportation can be a democratizing tool for social change. Prior to joining T4MA in 2023, Reggie served in roles at the MBTA and the Institute for Human Centered Design in Boston, launching expanded Fairmount Line service and free bus projects and contributing to subway, light rail, and commuter rail station design to ensure access for people with disabilities.

Registration

Registration for this free event is required. Walk-ins from the public will be allowed if space is available, but only registered guests will receive complimentary tickets for refreshments.


Program supporters

Getting Around Town exhibition programming is supported by the Barr Foundation.

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