News from the LAB... The Louisiana Regional Planning Commission has hired Audrey Warren as the new RPC Bike and Pedestrian Education Administrator guiding a new initiative to address education, public awareness and enforcement issues for bike and pedestrian safety in the New Orleans Region.
The Virginia Department of Transportation hired David L. Patton as VDOT's new statewide bicycling and pedestrian coordinator. Patton will work on making Virginia a national leader in accommodating and promoting non-motorized transportation and recreation.
The industry-group Bikes Belong has hired Deb Hubsmith to coordinate the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. This network of organizations and professional groups is working to set goals, share best practices, secure funding, and provide detailed policy input to implementing agencies for Safe Routes to School, a new $612 million federal program.