Immediate Past Chair - 2018
Executive Director, Fixing Angelenos Stuck In Traffic (FAST)
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:
- FASTLinkDTLA – filling gaps in transportation to, from and within Downtown LAthrough EV vanpools/shuttles, the GoLA app, carshare, carpools, bike share, biking and walking;
- Mobility Hubs – carshare, bikeshare, bike parking, EV charging and traveler services at transit stations, job and education centers;
- comprehensive arterial improvements to improve travel time, encourage mode shift, and promote safety and transit connectivity;
- Metro ExpressLanes implementation throughout LA County, especially using Metro’s national model to fund active transportation and transit with net toll revenues;
- Expanding LA County’s bus rapid transit (BRT) network; and
- Sixth Street Viaduct, Sixth Street Park and Arts District Station – the largest bridge reconstruction project in LA’s history, adding bicycle and pedestrian lanes, and connections to the LA River and Metro Red/Purple Line.
Hilary is the Business Community representative on the newly-formed Metro Measure M Policy Advisory Committee (PAC). Hilary is also Co-Chair of the Central City Association (CCA) Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy (TIE) Committee, Co-Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Goods Movement Council, and Co-Chair of Los Angeles Business Council (LABC)’s Housing and Transportation Committee.
In 2016, Hilary was Co-Chair of the BizFed / Metro Transportation Roundtable, Co-Chaired BizFed’s Measure M Committee and was on the LA Chamber of Commerce’s Working Group on Metro’s Measure M. Hilary has also been a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Mobility Plan 2035 Task Force, Vision LA’s Advisory Committee, Los AngelesBusiness 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 received a BA from Wellesley College and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.