Lynn Heckman has spent decades working in the areas of transportation planning, land planning, economic development, regional planning and public policy. In her current role as assistant director of Transportation Initiatives for Allegheny County's Economic Development Department she manages the County Executive's Transportation Action Partnership, which has prioritized the Downtown-to-Oakland Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) initiative. Her responsibilities include transportation activities for highway, road, bridge, transit, transit-oriented development, port/waterways, rail, bicycle and pedestrian. Ms Heckman spearheaded the development of AlleghenyPlaces, the County's first comprehensive plan and focuses on implementing the transportation element of that plan. Recently, she co-managed the West Busway Area TOD Plan with SPC, and was project manager for ActiveAllegheny; a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan for Allegheny County. She serves on several boards including the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Port of Pittsburgh Commission and Allegheny Land Trust.