TRA 2018: Connecting Stations with Their Communities
New technology continues to push us towards a more integrated transportation system, which is bringing opportunities to improve mobility and improve station connectivity. As more transportation options are revealed throughout our region, new transit stations will continue to open, and those existing will need to evolve to better accommodate all modes of travel. Stations that are integrated with their communities help to connect travelers, innovate operations, improve and utilize infrastructure more efficiently, and better meet personal mobility needs.
When: February 22, 2018
Where: University of Denver | Driscoll Ballroom
2055 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
About the Keynote
Chief Communications Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Pauletta Tonilas is the Chief Communications Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – LA Metro. She has 30 years of experience in all facets of communications, and in her current role, oversees Metro’s Community Relations; Marketing; Public Relations; Government Relations; Customer Care; and Art and Design Programs.
Pauletta led Metro’s public education program that contributed to the successful passage of the Measure M transportation sales tax ballot measure in 2016.
Previously, she worked for the Denver Regional Transportation District as RTD’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, including all communications for the agency’s FasTracks transit expansion program. Pauletta was honored by the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Chapter as the 2009 Woman of the Year.
During her career, Pauletta also served as Public Information Officer for the City of Englewood, Colorado, and spent nine years as a television news anchor and reporter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Colorado State University, and is a Denver native.