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Kathleen Rooney

Director of Transportation

Kathleen "Katie" Rooney serves as Ulupono's transportation director. She brings 15 years of national experience in the transportation and transit industry.

Prior to joining Ulupono, Katie served as a project manager of Renaissance Planning in Orlando, Fla., and as a senior manager at ICF International in Washington D.C. She managed a Complete Streets and transit best practices project for the Florida Department of Transportation, as well as transportation demand management programs for the New York State Department of Transportation. Katie holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tulane University in New Orleans.

“I’m happy to join Ulupono Initiative where I hope to help ensure the success of multi-modal ground transportation planning and transit-oriented project development processes,” Katie said. “This means helping the transportation planning process advance a wide set of sustainability goals.”