A movement. A resource. A network of people who shape great places to live – around transit.
Rail~Volution gathers and supports a large and diverse network of leaders, professionals and advocates who see the potential for transit, mobility, land use and development to create great places to live, especially for those excluded from access to opportunity.
Rail~Volution is the hub and spark for a network of leaders, practitioners and advocates inspired by the potential for major transit investments to shape more vibrant and equitable communities.
Today, communities of every size grapple with rapidly changing mobility options, a recognition of systemic inequities and the increasing effects of climate change. Transit and development investments shape communities for generations, defining possibility for existing and new residents. Too often they have led to displacement of existing residents. Consequently, those involved with transit, mobility, land use and development policies, plans, projects, implementation and operation must be equipped to make decisions with and on behalf of those who live there now, as well as those who will be there in the future.
Through its annual conference and programs, Rail~Volution engages diverse, cross-sector stakeholders, providing ways to share, learn, connect and recharge. Throughout its 25-year history, Rail~Volution has shaped the vision for transit-oriented communities, influencing policies, planning and the way projects are delivered. Today, its focus is to equip individuals, organizations and regions to integrate transit, land use and community development decisions with what’s important for each community, keeping transit and mobility options at the center.
Rail~Volution is poised to grow its reach, relevance and impact and seeks a Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) to look with fresh eyes on a vibrant and healthy institution and steer it into the future. Working closely with the Board of Directors, staff and the NSC, the CEO will set the strategic direction, direct all operations and activities, and implement policies, programs, and procedures in a manner that is fiscally responsible and consistent with the organization’s values and strategic goals as it continues to grow and evolve.
Currently headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Rail~Volution has a $1.6 million budget, a six-person staff and long-term relationships with several consultants. Its active board of directors, National Steering Committee and partner organizations are critical components of its work.
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