James Corless

jamescorlessJames is the Director of Transportation for America (T4A), an alliance of elected, business, and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally driven transportation solutions. Prior to Transportation for America, Mr. Corless served as a senior planner for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he managed the agency’s efforts to partner with the private sector and local governments to promote jobs, retail, and residential construction along public transportation corridors. Mr. Corless helped author several pieces of groundbreaking state legislation in California that have helped encourage coordination of transportation, growth and economic development and has served as a visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley in the Department of City and Regional Planning.