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Speaker

Jeff Boothe

Title: President, Boothe Transit Consulting, LLC
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Jeff Boothe

Jeffrey F. Boothe is the President of Boothe Transit Consulting LLC (BTC). As a leader in the public transit industry, he has created a niche in surface transportation policy, developing a proven track record of successfully advancing public transit projects through the Federal project approval process. Jeff combines nearly 40 years of legislative experience, leading major transit advocacy coalitions in Washington, DC, and advocating for capital projects currently in revenue service that successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) approval process. He most recently spent the past fifteen years working at Holland & Knight where his leadership in transportation was recognized in US News and World Report.

Jeff is a graduate of Stanford University in 1977 and received his law degree from George Mason University Law School. Prior to graduation from law school, Jeff served as a legislative assistant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R-OR) and as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.

In addition to private practice, Jeff is an active participant in several organizations that work with Congress and federal agencies in the formation of surface transportation policy. Since 1995 Jeff has chaired the New Starts Working Group (“Working Group”), which is a coalition of transit properties, cities and private sector companies that actively support expansion of federal funding for the construction of mass transit rail projects. He also serves as Executive Director of the Community Streetcar Coalition (“CSC”). The CSC is an organization of cities, transit authorities and architectural and engineering firms established to affect federal legislative and regulatory issues that impact the funding and advancement of streetcar projects nationwide.

In 2012, Jeff was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors for the American Public Transportation Association (“APTA”). He has served on the APTA Business Member Board of Governors from 2005-2015. He is also an active member of the APTA Legislative, Legal Affairs and Policy and Planning Committees; the Major Capital Investment, and the Environmental and Land Use and Development Subcommittees. Jeff has served on the APTA Surface Transportation Authorization Task Force for the last three surface transportation authorization bills. He is a board member for the Center for Transportation Excellence, which was established to assist local areas to respond to transit critics and conduct successful elections for transit ballot initiatives.