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Contact: Sandy Thibault, Executive Director, CATMA
802-881-0283 x3 | [email protected]
CATMA Welcomes Dr. Andrea Hamre as new Transportation Analyst
Winooski, VT, April 17, 2019….The Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) is pleased to announce Andrea Hamre, PhD, as its new full-time Transportation Analyst.Andrea joins CATMA with expertise in travel behavior analysis, having dedicated the past decade to studying, researching, working, and volunteering in the field of transportation.
“Andrea is very passionate about TDM and sustainable transportation, and brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse skill set, including data analysis, report writing and significant research that will be valuable to the CATMA organization and our regional growth.” says’ CATMA Executive Director, Sandy Thibault.
Andrea is thrilled to be back in Vermont after nearly 14 years in the Washington, DC, area. She is a graduate of Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies program and earned a M.S. in Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, before completing doctoral studies in the Urban Affairs & Planning program at Virginia Tech in Alexandria, VA. Her dissertation, “A Transport Justice Evaluation of Employer-Based Transit Benefits,” focused on low-income access to commuter benefits in 10 large metropolitan regions. During her doctoral studies, Andrea was a USDOT Eisenhower Fellow and a Virginia Tech Citizen Scholar. She has published academic research on commuter benefits, cycling, regional planning, and trends in multimodal travel. While in the Washington, DC, area, Andrea worked in USDOJ’s Civil Division and USDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
“I am excited to work with an organization dedicated to TDM and sustainable transportation, and to support Chittenden County and Vermont’s sustainable future” says Andrea.
Andrea currently serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy, and was on the Federal Highway Administration’s Parking Cash-Out Study external advisory panel, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and the City of Alexandria’s Parking Standards for New Development Task Force and Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Andrea grew up in Minnesota and enjoyed excellent public transportation as an exchange student in Switzerland before moving to Vermont for college. Andrea is looking forward to reconnecting with the landscape of Vermont and to engaging with ACT’s Patriot Chapter and the Women’s Transportation Seminar Vermont Chapter. Andrea seeks out opportunities to be an ambassador and steward of good citizenry, and enjoys supporting women and girls interested in the field of transportation.