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Ms. Laura Torchio

Deputy Director, Transportation

Project for Public Spaces


Laura is a certified planner, specializing in active transportation, who joined PPS in 2016. As a Deputy Director of Transportation Initiatives, Laura works with the PPS Transportation Team on key programs including the Bass Transportation Initiative, including Streets as Places and Healthy Places. She brings over 25 years of experience from the private, public, advocacy, tourism, and health sectors. She puts people first while making the health and equity connection to transportation policy, programs, and street design. But above all, she is a dedicated community champion who has applied her professional expertise to her hometown in northern New Jersey. Laura brings to PPS considerable expertise on Complete Streets and Safe Routes to School (SRTS): she was a part of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s award-winning efforts on both, as a consultant with The RBA Group.


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