Meet GMTMA’s Mobility Manager – Chad Dixson

24 Oct

IMG_0098Mobility Management focuses on transportation needs for all categories of people and improving access to transportation, working to create local partnerships that improve access to transportation for people with special needs, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes.

Q: What attracted you to this job?
Chad:  I served on a TMA board in Chester County, PA and experienced the positive and important things TMAs accomplish for transportation and the environment.

Q: Why is transportation important for you?
Chad:  It is a critical component to economic development, sustainability and quality of life.

Q: What is a favorite thing about your job? 
Chad: Implementing projects that make a difference and seeing them work in real life after all the planning.

Q: What motivates you to want to change the way people commute? 
Chad: Finding the right balance between efficient transportation systems that are also friendly to the environment.

Q: Where do you stand on the climate change debate? Do you believe climate change is real?
Chad: Yes.

Q: What do you like most about your job? 
Chad: Getting to meet and work with all the different and interesting people in the transportation industry.  Interacting with the public to teach them about transportation and working with them to implement projects.

Q: What is your favorite movie?
Chad: Good Fellas.

Q: What was the best moment of your life?
Chad: Meeting my wife.

Q: Favorite transportation/commuting story?  
Chad: Not necessarily favorite but memorable, I was in Pittsburgh visiting family over Thanksgiving break.  I had a meeting on the following Monday in Philadelphia where my attendance was mandatory.  I had to drive back in near blizzard conditions.  A trip that was normally 4 ½ hours took 9 hours.

Q: Favorite commuting app/gadget 
Chad: The satellite radio in my car.

Q: What else would you like to do if you were not working in transportation?
Chad: General Manager of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Q: Pet Peeve:
Chad: People who don’t know how to merge into traffic.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Chad: Spend time with my family, watch football, and golf.

Q: Favorite foods: 
Hoagies, wings, and pizza.

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