​​ ​​​Darnell Chadwick Grisby, MPP
Director, Policy Development and Research
Darnell Grisby leads industry strategy and research for the American Public Transportation Association. He is an expert on the emerging urban mobility landscape and its impact on a wide range of industries, markets and brands. He is a sought after speaker whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. He is an experienced practitioner of the complete set of tools to influence policy: thought leadership, corporate contributions, philanthropic giving, diversity initiatives, direct lobbying, and grassroots and grasstops organizing. He was named among the “Top 40 Under 40” by Mass Transit magazine, a 2017 Next City Vanguard, and has degrees from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a native of Riverside, California and currently resides in the walkable core of Washington, DC.​See Darnell’s Presentations and Talks​

​Matthew Dickens
Senior Policy Analyst
Matt Dickens is a Senior Policy Analyst for the American Public Transportation Association. He is an expert on public transportation ridership, fare policies, and industry data trends. Matt’s research has been featured in national news reporting by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and other outlets. He collaborates with other policy department staff in producing reports on issues affecting the transit industry and maintains APTA’s databases and annual reports on transit industry ridership, vehicle fleets, infrastructure, and fares. He has a BA in Geography from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.​​ Matt was born and raised in midcoast Maine and currently lives in Washington, DC.
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