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Jon Walker

Transportation Policy Manager at Lyft

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Jon manages Lyft’s transportation policy team. In this role, Jon works closely with city and state transportation stakeholders to find mutually beneficial solutions to transportation and environmental issues.  These collaborations often take the form of transit partnerships like first/last mile services or electric vehicle programs like EVSE for Express Drive EVs in California.

In addition, Jon works with Lyft’s internal operations and product teams to help design and deploy new mobility services that meet the needs of cities and their residents. 

Background

Most recently, Jon was a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in Colorado where he ran RMI’s autonomous and electric vehicles program.  In this role, RMI partnered with several cities, including Denver and Austin, to deploy shared electric vehicles and to pave the way for autonomous vehicles and automated mobility services.

Jon also co-authored Peak Car Ownership – The Market Opportunity of Electric Automated Mobility Services which projects that mobility services like Lyft, performed by electric, autonomous vehicles, will overtake personally owned vehicles in market share in the next decade.

Prior to RMI, Jon worked as a design engineer and engineering manager in the aerospace and IT industries.

Education

Master of Engineering – Energy Systems Engineering – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering – Northwestern University