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meet the mobilify team

Chris Sandvig

Chris Sandvig

Founder & Executive Director

A self-proclaimed infrastructurist, Chris has been fascinated with transportation, cities, and the systems that make modern life possible practically since birth. This passion, combined with over a decade of leadership experience in community development and transit advocacy has culminated in the founding of Mobilify. Chris’s 20 years-plus of collaborative leadership, project management, and advocacy experience has resulted initiatives that have, among other things, increased PA transit funding by $500 million/yr.; reformed PA’s Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) legislation; catalyzed discussions leading to the formation of Pittsburgh’s Dept. of Mobility and Infrastructure; invested over $10 million in transportation capital improvements for LMI communities; put community redevelopment priorities first in Pittsburgh’s BRT project; created a roadmap for transit-oriented development throughout Allegheny County; reignited efforts to extend rapid transit east of Pittsburgh; elevated transportation as an affordable housing issue; and changed the way we collectively address our mobility access and equity priorities via policy, planning and programming of transportation funding.

Prior to Mobilify, Chris was the Director of Policy at the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group, where he also established and managed GoBurgh – a program that advocated for people-first transportation policies & projects, equitable transit-oriented communities, and policies and practices that merge community development and transportation priorities throughout Allegheny County.

Chris holds a BS in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon. He sits on the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee and is a Board member of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities. Chris loves to enjoy Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene, pretend to be a chef, bikepack, and find new places to explore. He lives what he preaches, getting around mainly via transit, bike, or foot.

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