Rich Weaver is Director, Planning, Policy and Sustainability, under the Policy Department of the American Public Transportation Association ( APTA) in Washington, D.C. He serves as staff advisor to the APTA State Affairs Committee, the APTA Policy and Planning Committee, and its subcommittees. He oversee the work of APTA Sustainability Committee and APTA Mobility Management Committee. As staff advisor to the State Affairs Committee, he serves as the liaison to state transit association members and State DOTs. The committee works in partnerships with AASHTO, CTAA and FTA on several activities including the annual State Public Transportation Partnerships Conference. As staff advisor to the APTA Policy and Planning Committee, Rich is responsible for keeping track of rules, regulations and guidance affecting transportation planning and programming as well as issues related to new starts and small starts project development. He works closely with the FTA’s Office of Planning and Environment as well as the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Planning in Washington, D.C.
Rich is responsible for the development of the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, and technical educational sessions at the APTA Bus Conference, Rail Conference, and Annual Meeting. In addition, Rich serves as the APTA representative on the Rail-Volution national steering committee. Rich is co director of the National Center for Mobility Management , a partnership of APTA, CTAA, and Easter Seals. He also chairs the National Complete Streets Coalition. Rich has been with APTA for over 20 years. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. He has a background in urban planning and economics from Villanova University.