EDITORS & STAFF

Greg Justice
Founder / Editor
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Besides being Founder & Editor of TransportiCA, Justice is also Founder & Principal of Aggie Writing Services, founder of the Sustainable Chamber of Sacramento and the "Transportation and the Triple-Bottom Line" conference, as well as, Chief Sustainability Officer for the newly-formed nonprofit, "California Green Academy."  His passion for sustainable and active transportation comes from, despite being an L.A. native, not having a driver's license, nor planning to obtain one in the future.

Justice has attended San Jose State University for graduate certificates in Environmental Planning and Transportation and Land-Use Planning, and is currently attending the University of San Francisco's School of Management for a Masters in Nonprofit Administration.  He double-majored at U.C. Davis in Public Service and Law & Society, minoring in Professional Writing, emphasis in legal and technical writing.  Justice has previously worked for Unitrans, Caltrans' Division of Rail, Air Resources Board, Cal/EPA's Scientific and Peer-Review Program, for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and Dr. David Long, California Secretary of Education.


Remi Mateo
Deputy Editor
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Attending Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco for a Masters in Public Administration in Sustainable Management.  Mateo is also Chair of the PGS student association "Transport Presidio" - dedicated to the education of sustainable transportation.  Hobbies include hiking, Toastmasters, and especially reading - a favorite for graduate students.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mateo has a Bachelors in Sociology from CSU Northridge, and is a 2016 Fellow for the World Energy Innovation Forum.  Currently an advocate for the developmentally and physically disabled community at the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center, Mateo educates clients on American with Disabilities Act (ADA) rights, cooperatively finding solutions towards their mobility independence.  Mateo's interest in transportation is especially focused on social equity and making sure all riders have access to quality transit.

Monica Monedero
Managing Editor - Active Transportation
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Monedero began her fitness career over ten years ago after a long career in marketing, having been Vice President of Business Development at Bank of Sacramento, Senior Account Executive with the Sacramento Business Journal, and Account Executive for the launch of a national education/technology monthly, "Converge Magazine."
 
After having her second child, she decided to leave the corporate world and go back to school studying nutrition, a subject in which she had been involved with most of her life.  Her family has long had an organic farm called "Sleepy Hollow Farms" in the foothill community near Sequoia National Park, where they raised organic walnuts, apples and cage-free eggs. Plant-based foods for healing and organics have been part of her life for 35+ years.
 
After discovering she really enjoyed physical education, and how exercise has significantly improved her own life, she focused on studying the American College of Sports Medicine exam; considered one of the most rigorous exams that certifying both fitness and medical professionals in the health, nutrition and fitness industriesBecoming a certified trainer, she joined Gold’s Gym with the single intention of gaining back-to-back client training experience in a gym environment, counter to her typical outdoor type training, and with the end goal of starting her own mobile fitness training business.
 
In 2010, she started GetFitwithMonica.net, and has been helping clients with lifestyle changes through exercise and diet.


Brian C. Swanson
Director, Federal Policy
Brian.C.Swanson[at]transportica.info

Swanson is a professional planner with a deep understanding of the nexus between transportation and land-use, and the resulting impacts on quality-of-life and place.  His interest in transportation and land-use began early; raised in a quintessential New England city, he witnessed his local fairgrounds–opposite the municipal airport–redevelop into the second-largest shopping mall in the tri-state area.  Beyond transportation and land-use, his other interests include economic development, environmental issues, and using technology to increase operational efficiencies and to create better plans and outcomes.

Throughout his career, Swanson has specialized in analyzing transportation policy, programs, systems, and services.  He has also spent considerable time evaluating the environmental impacts of large infrastructure projects.  In his most recent roles, he collaborated with managing transportation demand and parking at academic and corporate–tech–campuses.  Previously, he was a consultant to large engineering, design, and construction firms, broadband network developers, and government agencies, in addition to local and federal government positions.

Swanson has been involved with a diverse range of projects, a sampling of which includes: assisting in the development of policy proposals to relieve airspace congestion in the New York metropolitan area; ensuring air service to rural communities, as well as, popular, but seasonal tourist destinations; managing environmental regulatory compliance programs and aviation activity forecast updates at the San Francisco International Airport; conceptualizing intelligent systems to manage access to, and travel within, Yosemite National Park; and the installation of transpacific broadband networks connecting Central and Southern California to Far-Eastern countries.  Of late, he has renewed his commitment to surface transportation issues, where much of his academic work has been focused.

In his free time, Swanson can be found trying to rekindle the college tennis experience he chose to forego, snowboarding through powder-filled back bowls, and otherwise, reacquainting himself with the San Francisco Bay Area–especially its hidden treasures.  He has a soft spot for sleepy coastal towns with limited transportation access and/or options – Tofino, Canada; Bushmills, Northern Ireland; and, Parati, Brazil, to name a few, a not-so crowded canopy covered trail, and the organized chaos of megacities.

 

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