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Hi there! 👋 the new kid

jresta

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Hi all - i'm one week new to the board and thought it proper to introduce myself.

I work as a transportation planner for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission which is the MPO here in Philly. Our area consists of the 5 counties on the PA side of the river and the 4 counties on the NJ side.

I live in South Philly now, our offices are in Center City, but i'm Jersey all the way. I went to Rutgers-Camden, and was born and raised at the Shore (5 miles north of Asbury Park). I've lived all over the East Coast from Georgia to New York. I spent most of my time in the south while in the army - noticing the differences between the sprawl of the southeast and the railroad suburb i grew up in is what turned me onto planning.

For now i like my job but in a year or so i'm looking at grad school either in canada or australia.

If you haven't yet, you'll notice that i'm staunchly pro bike/ped/transit and i'll take the access line of reasoning over mobility any day.

I'm interested to hear the midwest/west perspective that seems to proliferate on this board!

cheers!

- - - jim
 

Cardinal

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I leave town for a week and look at all the new people who show up. The laptop was delivered when I was away. I'll never have to leave Cyburbia behind!

Welcome!
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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Hey, can't go wrong with another transportation planner on the boards. As long as you're not an engineer ;)

Welcome.
 

NHPlanner

A shadow of my former self
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Welcome! At least now we might have some competition for Tranplanner's transpo planning opinions! :)
 

biscuit

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Welcome. It's good to have another PA planner in the mix - Even if you are in Philly. ;)
 

jresta

Cyburbian
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Tranplanner Hey, can't go wrong with another transportation planner on the boards. As long as you're not an engineer

Welcome.


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haha - no i'm not an engineer. I understand the frustration, though. I'm the only planner in a 5 person unit. The other 4 clowns are strictly numbers.
 

pete-rock

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I'm kinda late doing this, but welcome!

I read your bio, and I know we've already debated some things. I'm glad you're here to provide some east coast/big city perspective!
 

green lizard

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Tranplanner said:
Hey, can't go wrong with another transportation planner on the boards. As long as you're not an engineer ;)

Welcome.
As long as your not a what? Welcome from another
transportation planner. (more mobile than access)
 
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