Hilary Norton’s career spans 25 years in public policy, community development, and transportation.
Hilary became FAST’s founding Executive Director in 2008. FAST advocates for and implements solutions to address Los Angeles County gridlock, based on RAND’s report “Moving Los Angeles: Short Term Policy Options for Improving Transportation,” co-sponsored by FAST Board Chair Jim Thomas, Metro and the Music Center. Since 2008, FAST has mobilized a diverse coalition of business, labor, civic groups, educational institutions and transit organizations to support policy and infrastructure improvements to LA’s mobility, livability and economic prosperity.
FAST’s major initiatives include: 1) Mobility Hubs – carshare, bikeshare, bike parking, EV charging and traveler services at transit stations, job and education centers; 2) comprehensive arterial improvements to improve travel time, encourage mode shift, and promote safety and transit connectivity; 3) Metro ExpressLanes implementation throughout LA County, especially using Metro’s national model to fund active transportation and transit with net toll revenues; 4) Expanding LA County’s bus rapid transit (BRT) network; and 5) Sixth Street Viaduct – the largest bridge reconstruction project in LA’s history, adding bicycle and pedestrian lanes, and connections to the LA River and Metro Red Line.
Hilary Co-Chairs the BizFed / Metro Transportation Roundtable, is Co-Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Goods Movement Council, and Co-Chair of the BizFed/Metro Proposed Ballot Measure for 2016 Committee and on the LA Chamber of Commerce’s Working Group on Metro’s Proposed Ballot Measure for 2016. Hilary is a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Mobility Element Task Force, Vision LA’s Advisory Committee, Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Livable Communities Advisory Committee, the Metro ExpressLanes Corridor Advisory Committee, SCAG/Metro’s First-Mile Last-Mile Working Group, SCAG’s Express Travel Choices Steering Committee, SCAG’s Global Land Use and Economic (GLUE) Council and the Los Angeles Business Council LA River Task Force.
In recognition of Hilary’s work in transportation, Ms. Norton was elected to Lambda Alpha International in 2014.
Hilary holds a BA from Wellesley College and a MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.