Peter Hurley developed the concept for STARS in 2008 and co-founded the Sustainable Transportation Council in 2009. Peter splits his time as staff between the Council Board and the Portland (OR) Bureau of Transportation. Peter was a founding Board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council and managed the City of Portland’s Green Building Program. He is the former Executive Director of Washington State’s Transportation Choices Coalition. Peter was elected to the Snohomish County Council, where he served as Vice Chair of the Community Transit Board. He was a member of the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Transportation Policy Board and the Joint Regional Policy Committee, the predecessor to Sound Transit. Peter holds a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Fred Dock is a traffic engineer and transportation planner. He directs the Department of Transportation for the City of Pasadena, overseeing a staff of 45 and the City’s transit, pedestrian, bicycle, traffic and parking systems. For the 30 years prior to joining the City of Pasadena, he was a consultant based in San Francisco, Chicago and Minneapolis, working predominantly on transit-oriented development and livable community design. He has led an urban street design initiative for the Congress for the New Urbanism and developed a national award-winning form-based street design code. Fred is a contributing author of the Urban Land Institute’s Developing Around Transit, the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Recommended Practice for Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, and Sustainable Urbanism. He attained Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of California Berkeley, is registered as a Professional Engineer, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Harrison Rue is the Community Building and TOD Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu. He has over 30 years experience in smart growth and sustainability, transportation planning and policy, TOD, transit and TDM, climate change, community development, affordable housing, green building and green infrastructure, and public participation and communications. He is currently leading creation, adoption, and implementation of Neighborhood TOD Plans around 19 station areas for Honolulu’s 20 mile, $5.2 billion rail line, slated to open in 2017. Rue led development of several guidebooks for FHWA’s livability initiative; developed tools, training, and technical assistance for EPA’s smart growth program and the HUD sustainable communities program, and helped develop health and transportation evaluation tools for US DOT, HUD, and CDC.
Ross Peterson is a transportation consultant whose practice focuses on maximizing transportation options when driving isn’t an option. Ross works with seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income populations to develop sustainable, customer-focused transportation services. Ross’s core areas of expertise include Human Service transportation, rural and small urban transit, and coordination of disparate state and federally funded transportation programs. As a small business owner with an MBA, Ross brings both a business background and an entrepreneurial approach to STC’s board. Ross is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and serves as the Council’s treasurer.