Join the Whatcom Housing Alliance and Whatcom Transportation Authority for the 2024 Transportation & Housing Forum!

The Whatcom Housing Alliance (WHA) is partnering with the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) to produce the 2024 Transportation & Housing Forum on Sunday, January, 21st at the Hotel Leo Crystal Ballroom. The forum will spread education and awareness on how local transportation development and policy is essential to a healthy, vibrant and affordable community. You will have the opportunity to mingle with stakeholders before and after this event, while directly engaging our national keynote and transportation panel in Q&A, where we’ll discuss questions including:
  • What are they key barriers to developing a more well-planned city, locally?
  • What role does public transit and TODs play in a more affordable city?
  • How do parking minimums play a role in affordability and city planning?
Registration is free but limited. Secure your spot today to help us plan for a community with broad and supportive transportation choices!

Meet Our Keynote Speaker!

Mark Hallenbeck is the former director of the Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC) at the University of Washington. He was with TRAC for about 35 years and taught urban transportation planning and intelligent transportation systems in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Much of Hallenbeck’s research involves data that describe transportation system use and performance. He works with multiple agencies in the region to examine how big data and new technology can be used to improve regional mobility, while examining how changing mobility options are affecting land use decisions. Hallenbeck works on projects ranging from the analysis of how dynamic pricing on the I-405 express lanes impacts user behavior to the use of electronic transit fare card and dockless bike data for better multimodal planning.