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Veronica Vanterpool

Deputy Director

Vision Zero Network

Biography

Veronica works with communities to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Prior to joining the Vision Zero Network, she served as executive director of the New York City based Tri-State Transportation Campaign, where she spent 10 years. She worked closely with community residents, civic partners, agency leaders and elected and appointed officials throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on key issues including increased funding for transit, walking and biking infrastructure; congestion pricing; Complete Streets; and Vision Zero. Since 2007, Ms. Vanterpool’s work has focused on the intersection of transportation and community development, seeking to eliminate inequities in the transportation network, address environmental challenges and build more resilient communities.

She is a recognized leader in the transit sector having been appointed in 2016, as per the recommendation of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to the board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation’s largest transit system providing 2.6 billion transit trips per year. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, Ms. Vanterpool holds an M.S. in Environmental Policy from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Environmental Science and Political Science from Binghamton University. She is on the board of the Bronx River Alliance, a Bronx-based organization working to protect and restore the Bronx River corridor, serving four terms as board chair. In 2017, Ms. Vanterpool received the Women in Business/Nonprofit Excellence Award from the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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