Jason has spearhaded the”Better Block Project” which developes livable, sustainable envoronments in otherwise desolate areas.
Jason formed a passion for transportation and urban development after a visit to Europe. In 2006, he formed the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, a non-profit organization, and developed their marketing and web presence, which lead to the city of Dallas being awarded a federal stimulus grant to reintroduce a streetcar system into the city by 2013.
Jason recently spearheaded the “Better Block Project”, where he organized teams of advocates to revive blighted, vacant blocks of pre-war buildings into livable, sustainable developments complete with temporary businesses, landscaping, bike lanes, and outdoor cafe seating.
As a public outreach consultant, Jason specializes in translating complex engineering and planning terms and methods into easily understood messages for general public consumption. Additionally, he is adept at communicating with media outlets and providers throughout the nation. Jason serves as prime community and media contact during both planning and design phases.
Jason’s role in Better Block is to lead all communications, organize stakeholders and lead coordination with government authorities.