James Wagner

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Transportation Planner and Transportation Projects Coordinator, INCOG
Tulsa

Wagner has a tough job. He is tasked with building infrastructure that will encourage Tulsans to get out of their cars and bike or walk to their destinations. It’s certainly not easy in a city that loves its wheels. “My job is to make sure we’re planning a future for this region where we have options besides the car for getting around,” says Wagner, who chooses to ride his bike or take public transportation. A graduate of Oklahoma State University and Georgia Tech, Wagner was chosen in 2009 as an Eno Transportation Foundation Fellow, an award bestowed on the nation’s top 20 transportation graduate students in the country. When he’s not working to improve Tulsa’s transportation infrastructure, he loves to travel the world and look for new ideas of transit, bike lanes and paths.