Transit Advisory Board

Qualities of the positions:

  • Two year terms
  • Six appointed by Mayor
  • Five appointed by City Council
  • One Get Engaged member
  • Appointments confirmed by City Council
MemberTerm ExpiresPosition
Keiko Budech 8/2/20 Secretary, Bicycle Advisory Board Liaison
Enjoleah Daye 8/2/20 Pedestrian Advisory Board Liaison
Lynn Hubbard 8/2/20 Member
Jennifer Malley-Crawford 8/2/19 Co-Chair
Andrew Martin 8/2/20 Vice Chair
Alexandra Wakeman Rouse 8/2/19 Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee Liaison
Carla Saulter 8/2/19 Member
Lucas Simons 8/31/19 Member (Get Engaged)
Erin Tighe 8/2/19 Co-Chair
Barbara Wright 8/2/20 Member
Michelle Zeidman 8/2/19 Member

Boardmember Bios

Keiko Budech

Keiko Budech is the Communications Manager at Transportation Choices Coalition. In this role, she promotes TCC’s work to Washington State’s decision-makers and manages the communication program and TCC’s online presence. Before joining TCC, Ms. Budech was the Senior Communications Associate at Sightline Institute. She also served on the Seattle Planning Commission from 2016-2017 as a member of the Get Engaged program. She is passionate about supporting equitable transit and ensuring transit is safe, equitable, and accessible for all.

Enjoleah Daye

Enjoleah has close to a decade of transportation planning experience and specializes in multimodal corridor studies, project delivery, and NEPA environmental review and analyses. She is also skilled at GIS-mapping, community outreach and stakeholder engagement. Enjoleah brings a unique perspective to the board with her combination of public sector and consulting experience. Now a recent transplant to Seattle, Enjoleah has embraced car-free living as she explores the Greater Seattle region by transit. She is an advocate for inclusive urban design, and believes in amplifying narratives that support the inclusion of more diverse planners in the industry leading discourse around the intersections of mobility systems transit equity and access and placemaking.

Lynn Hubbard

Lynn Hubbard has a Certificate in Sustainable Transportation, Planning and Livable Communities from the UW Professional & Continuing Education Program. She is also a Board Member at Seattle International Film Festival and a Partner at Social Venture Partners. Before this, she was an Attorney Consultant at Getty Images, handling licensing, general contracting, advertising, and marketing. On the Board, she would like to work on issues around social equity and how to build a transportation system.

Jennifer Malley-Crawford

Jen is the Transportation Policy, Planning & Projects Supervisor at Seattle Children's Hospital, where she manages the implementation of innovative, multi-modal strategies to reduce the organization's drive alone rate. A graduate of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, Jen is passionate about improving mobility options and traffic safety for Seattle residents of all ages, abilities and income levels. She is an avid bike-to-light rail commuter from her South Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Andrew Martin

Andrew's experience with transit and interest in transit planning in Seattle started when he lived in the U-district as a teenager attending a program for visually disabled teens. He went on to attend the UW for his undergraduate study and became very familiar with many bus routes in the city. After working in Seattle for a few years, his career took him to other cities where he gained first-hand experience with how other major metropolitan areas have designed transit systems with bus and rail such as Washington DC, and the Bay Area. More recently he served on the Link Connections Sounding Board and on Metro's Transit Advisory Board.

Alexandra Wakeman Rouse

Alexandra (Alex) Rouse works on issues related to federal infrastructure and transportation programs and policies, but her passion is ensuring Seattle is an inclusive, vibrant city. She is a lifelong King County Metro rider, and has added cycling and riding Sound Transit Link Light Rail from her Rainier Beach neighborhood to her commuting repertoire. Holding extensive outreach and community-building experience with diverse communities around the city, and having lived in 8 different neighborhoods in Seattle, she brings a valuable point of view to the board.

Carla Saulter

Carla is a writer, a public transportation advocate, and a lifelong King County Metro rider who is passionate about social and environmental justice. Carla is the former director of outreach & communications for Transportation Choices Coalition, where she developed a number of innovative outreach programs, including Books on the Bus & Ride Transit Month. She is also a former member of the King County Council's Transit Advisory Committee. Carla currently works as a freelance writer, primarily focusing on her love of transit & instilling that value in her young children.

Lucas Simons

Lucas is a Master's in Urban Planning and Master's in Public Administration candidate at the University of Washington. He has spent the last five years working on public affairs in one way or another, with an emphasis on public transportation. He is well-versed in transit issues in the City of Seattle thanks in part both to his academic work as well as his work experience.

Erin Tighe

Erin is a recent college graduate, interested in politics and government. She has become active in transportation and transit issues, both within her neighborhood and as part of Metro’s Link Connections Sounding Board.

Barbara Wright

Barbara Wright has actively worked to improve multi-modal transportation opportunities in Seattle throughout her career. She first became interested in transportation issues while working at Seattle-King County Public Health. She was a Transportation Choices Coalition Board Member for nine years and served as Board Chair for two of those years. She also served on the Arboretum Foundation Board for over 12 years and served as Board Chair for two of those years. Barbara served on the Seattle Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee, the Citizens’ Transportation Committee III, the Seattle Transit Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the Governor’s Connecting Washington Task Force.

Michelle Zeidman

Michelle is a transit commuter who is passionate about making it easier for all people to get around the Puget Sound without a car. Prior to her current work in environmental philanthropy, Michelle spent nearly a decade studying and working on public transportation and urban planning policy. That work involved increasing access to light rail, expanding bus transit service, and advocating for public transportation funding for transit-dependent populations. She has a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington. In her spare time, Michelle is an artist and avid traveler.

Former Boardmembers

MemberTermPosition
Ifrah Abshir 2017 Member
Ezra Basom 2015-2017 Member
Marci Carpenter 2015-2019 Chair
Carla Chávez 2015-2018 Vice-Chair
Kevin Duffy-Greaves 2015-2017 Member
Celeste Gilman 2015-2017 Member
Jonathan Howard 2015-2017 Secretary
Zach Shaner 2015-2017 Bicycle Advisory Board Liaison
Quinn Majeski 2016 Member (Get Engaged)
Ronald Posthuma 2015-2018 Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee Liaison
Odessa Stevens 2015-2016 Secretary (Get Engaged)
Michelle Tang 2017-2018 Secretary (Get Engaged)
Annie Tran 2017 Member (Get Engaged)
Harriet Wasserman 2015-2016 Pedestrian Advisory Board Liaison
Katie Wilson 2015-2018 Vice-Chair