Ken Zapinski is senior vice president for transportation and infrastructure for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.  Prior to joining the Conference, he was a strategic marketing analyst for a Pittsburgh start-up tech company.  He spent 15 years as a writer and editor for newspapers including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, the St. Petersburg Times, and The New York Times.  He has covered areas including technology, economic development, land-use planning, utility deregulation, and transportation.  And yes, he has used public transit to commute to work, both here and elsewhere.

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