Vice President of Transportation and Thriving Communities
Smart Growth America
Beth Osborne is the Director of Transportation for America, Smart Growth America's transportation arm. In this position, she leads transportation policy development and technical assistance with departments of transportation.
Beth was previously at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy beginning in 2009. At USDOT, Beth managed the TIGER Discretionary Grant program, the secretary’s livability initiative, the development of the Obama administration’s surface transportation authorization proposal, and the implementation of MAP-21.
Before joining USDOT, Beth worked for Sen. Tom Carper (DE) as an advisor for transportation, trade, and labor policy, as the policy director for Smart Growth America, and as legislative director for environmental policy at the Southern Governors’ Association. She began her career in Washington, DC in the House of Representatives working as a legislative assistant for Rep. Ron Klink (PA-04) and as legislative director for Rep. Brian Baird (WA-03).
Ylda Capriccioso is a Senior Planner with Halff working on comprehensive transportation, and park plans. Prior to joining Halff, she spent the last six and half years with the City of New Braunfels working on park development, trail and bike planning. She has worked in various other communities in Texas and the Midwest focused on long-range comprehensive plans, greenspace, multimodal plans, and visionary projects like Landa Park Master Plan, Imagine 9th Street, and the San Antonio River Improvements Project.