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Becky Alper

Senior Planner

Becky is driven to do good in this world. This value is at the heart of her character. It’s demonstrated through Becky’s daily commitment to the communities she serves. This drive inspires the entire UrbanTrans team. She lights up any room, not just with her cheerful spirit, but also with insightful contributions that advance our collective mission.

As a senior planner, Becky focuses on TDM policy projects that span both technical and implementation components. She is also passionate about multimodal travel safety for school audiences. Most recently, she led Move Minnesota’s Schools and Green Line projects to promote public transit use for student commuters.

Before coming to UrbanTrans, Becky led employer outreach and behavior change programs at Move Minneapolis and Saint Paul Smart Trips for five years, focusing on sustainable transportation programs and policies for employers within the Twin Cities.

Beyond her work with UrbanTrans, Becky also serves as commissioner for both the Minneapolis Park Board and Minneapolis Planning Commission.

Becky has a B.A. in Geography and International Development and a Master’s in GIS from Clark University. Becky speaks Spanish fluently and she previously worked in Madrid as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. She also spent a year studying Transportation Systems at the Technical University of Munich. She won the Association for Commuter Transportation’s 40 under 40 award in 2018 and previously served as the Midwest Chapter’s President.

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