TMA Group's Debbie Henry named to ACT Certification Board of Trustees
The Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), as part of its effort to establish the first certification program for Transportation Demand Management professionals, has announced the appointment of the first members to the Certification Board of Trustees.
As the certification program’s governing body, trustees will immediately take on the task of finalizing the development of the certification program’s policies, procedures and exam.
The role and importance of the TDM professional has continued to expand as communities and private employers deal with increased congestion in urban cores, mobility challenges in rural and developing regions, the growth of new business districts, shifting commuter patterns, demand for convenience and the development of technologies that have created more mobility options. This certification program will lay the foundation for ensuring that highly qualified individuals are available to meet the challenge of addressing the diverse needs of commuters, communities and employers.
“Certification has long been sought by TDM professionals working to advance commuter programs and mobility services within their communities and work sites,” David Straus, executive director of ACT, said. “I am honored to welcome and introduce our trustees, who together bring decades of experience and leadership within the TDM industry, to lead this important program.”
One of the group named to the Board is Debbie Henry who is the executive director of The TMA Group, which manages Franklin Transit for the Franklin Transit Authority.
The first TDM Certification Exam is expected to be held in the fall of 2019.