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Michael Briggs, AICP, Director of Mobility

Michael Briggs

Michael works with staff throughout Vanderbilt University to align and implement mobility planning goals outlined in MoveVU, Vanderbilt’s strategic transportation and mobility plan. He provides leadership in transportation infrastructure planning and mobility policy development at Vanderbilt, and with Metro, regional, and community partners.

Michael spent nearly a decade with the Metro Nashville Planning Department eventually leading its new Multimodal Transportation Planning division. He has worked on long range comprehensive plans, long range transportation plans, transportation safety action plans, corridors studies, community plans, transit plans, bicycle and pedestrian plans, and administered subdivision regulations and zoning code matters in rural and urban settings in Middle Tennessee. He is passionate about working with others to translate good plans for implementation.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He was recognized by Walk Bike Nashville in 2019 with the Kibby Clayton Lifetime Achievement Award which recognizes someone who has made substantial contributions to make Nashville more walkable, bikeable, and livable. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a master’s degree in Geoscience from Western Kentucky University.

Since Michael has lived throughout the area and commuted by bike, car, and bus, he can provide some useful tips about easier ways to get around Nashville. He mixes up telecommuting and driving as part of the Daily Parking program these days and takes the WeGo bus when possible.

Baker Building, 11th Floor

michael.r.briggs@vanderbilt.edu

Miriam Leibowitz, Commute Concierge Manager

Miriam Leibowitz

Miriam coordinates with transportation staff and parking customer service professionals to assist faculty, staff, and students with campus transportation and commuting questions and issues. She partners with university community members to set up opportunities that encourage the use of sustainable transportation options to and from campus.

Miriam was with WeGo Public Transit for five years and built broad-based community partnerships for public transit education and participation in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. She has extensive experience in community organizing and communications including coordinating the Re/Storing Nashville and Healthy Corner Store initiatives. Miriam has participated in fellowships with Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, JOIN for Justice, Hazon, Charles and Lynn Shusterman Family Philanthropies, Metro Arts, and James Lawson Institute. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and Studio Fine Arts with a program in Peace & Conflict Studies from Brandeis University. Miriam has received honors for her work with women in Nashville’s food desert neighborhoods by the Vanderbilt Divinity School.

When not telecommuting, Miriam finds a make-your-own park and ride to take a WeGo bus to campus, and uses the Daily Parking option as needed. In her spare time, Miriam is active in politics and her neighborhood, is an avid reader and gardener, and a middling at best Learned League participant.

Baker Building, 11th Floor

miriam.leibowitz@vanderbilt.edu

Office Contact Information

Please contact movevu@vanderbilt.edu with general questions, comments or concerns related to transportation and mobility. Follow @vanderbiltmovevu on Instagram for information and updates on MoveVU.