David Straus, TDM-CP

Association for Commuter Transportation

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Association for Commuter Transportation


David has the honor of serving as the Executive Director of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT), the premier organization for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals.  With more than two decades of experience and leadership within the industry, David brings a deep understanding and commitment to the issues and challenges facing TDM professionals and the organizations they serve. 

On behalf of ACT’s 1,100+ members around the globe, David enjoys working to expand the adoption of TDM policies, deployment of TDM programs, and the advancement of individual TDM professionals; improving the quality of life of commuters and the livability of communities.

Prior to joining ACT, David served as the Executive Director for A Better City Transportation Management Association (TMA) in downtown Boston.

David is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s TDM Committee and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

A native of Oregon, David has a degree in Community Development from Portland State University and received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University.  He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, three children, and a varying number of chickens.