Hello. My name is Marielle Pinheiro and I'm currently a junior at UC Berkeley. I'm majoring in Environmental Sciences and I'm interested in examining the policies and planning that go into suburban public transportation. Next semester I will be conducting my senior research project and I want to study this area because, having lived here my entire life, I have a personal connection and interest.
I've been trying to compile a list of people to interview, but am having difficulty on the local level (most of my professors have dealt with AC Transit and BART, but not WHEELS, for example). I would like to talk to planners or people who deal with funding, policy, etc, but am not quite sure where to begin asking questions. If you could give me help in this area I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your time.