Steve Yaffe, proprietor of Yaffe Mobility Consulting LLC, co-chaired the 2019 TRB International Conference on Demand Responsive and Innovative Transportation Services and is a member of the TRB Transformative Trends in Transit Data Subcommittee. He retired in 2018 as the Transit Services Manager for the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services – Transportation Division, where he oversaw planning and operations for Arlington Transit (ART) fixed-route transit as well as Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents (STAR). STAR is the local paratransit alternative to MetroAccess, the DC metropolitan area ADA paratransit service.
Mr. Yaffe has prior demand response and fixed route experience with:
At the May, 2018 Virginia Transit Association conference, Mr. Yaffe was presented with the Helen Poore Transit Professional Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding public service and leadership to advance transit.
Yaffe Mobility Consulting LLC focuses on enabling stakeholders to forge sustainable and accessible paratransit/fixed route collaborations that enhance access to work, support services, and activities of daily living. This likely will entail integration with a multimodal platform for mobility information & payment as well as standard formats and open-data structures for secure transmission of information.