Christina Torkelson named among ACT’s 40 Under 40 TDM Professionals

The Association for Commuter Transportation, or ACT, recently announced their list of the 2019 40 Under 40 honorees, and an ACHD Commuteride employee was among them.

Christina Torkelson, 31, was nominated by Commuteride Manager Maureen Gresham, who praised her for her performance, creative strategy, and overall enthusiasm for transportation.

Commuteride is an Ada County Highway District program that promotes smart commutes through a rideshare service, outreach, and other resources. Torkelson has worked for Commuteride for a year and a half.

She is credited with promoting and maintaining a network of smart commuters in a rapidly growing region; single-handedly crafting a performance measure “report card” for businesses to help them understand the impact of smart commute benefits offered to their employees; developing Commuteride’s first annual report; and participating in the agency’s two annual campaigns, May in Motion and Ridetober.

The Association for Commuter Transportation is an organization and advocate for commuter transportation and transportation demand management professionals. The industry diversity of honorees ranges from those who serve in the private sector, to city and state government agencies, service providers, consultants, and nonprofits.

“I’m honored to receive an ACT 40 Under 40 Award,” said Torkelson. “The work we do to improve the quality of life in Ada County by providing something as seemingly simple as transportation options is equally exciting and challenging. It’s great to come to work every day pushing myself to think of new and better ways to help people.”

The Association for Commuter Transportation announced the list of winners at their annual TDM Forum in Seattle, Washington earlier this week.