About Us

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Who are We?

Green DOT Transportation Solutions was started to fill a niche role in transportation planning services. Our goal is to improve transportation facilities and the associated human travel experience by working with local and regional agencies to improve project development and project delivery. The Green DOT team has extensive experience planning, programming and monitoring transportation projects and navigating the complex federal and state processes. We work with the built, natural, and human environments to develop effective transportation plans and programs that ultimately create safe, efficient, and progressive transportation solutions. We are strategically located in Chico providing services to public agencies throughout northern California.  Green DOT is a California Corporation and registered small business.


 Meet The Team

Jeff Schwein, AICP CTP

President/Principal Transportation Planner

Green DOT owner Jeff Schwein is a Certified Transportation Planner (CTP) with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Jeff has worked in the transportation planning field since 2001 on projects ranging from financial programming to multi-modal planning. His specialty is moving projects from the shelf to the ground with accessible and creative funding and delivery strategies. Jeff works with communities to define projects based on identifiable need as well as project type, in relation to available funding resources. In addition to project level transportation planning, Jeff helps communities prepare transportation plans, bicycle plans, and Safe Routes to School Plans that improve mobility options and create active transportation opportunities. Jeff is committed to progressive transportation planning and stays involved in statewide transportation circles like the Rural Counties Task Force and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies group and regularly attends meetings of the California Transportation Commission.


Stephanie Alward

Senior Transportation Planner

Stephanie is a Senior Transportation Planner at Green DOT and a recent graduate of the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program at Arizona State University. Stephanie is experienced in the planning process from start to finish. She is knowledgeable in the theory of transportation planning and environmental issues and has the skills to conduct an effective community outreach campaign, develop planning documents, and create visually pleasing maps and reports. Stephanie is interested in bicycle and pedestrian planning. Her passion for transportation planning originates in the desire to see the expansion of active transportation facilities and healthy communities. Stephanie is committed to decreasing humanity’s reliance on car travel by encouraging multi-modal options through the work we do across northern California. Stephanie’s proudest accomplishment with Green DOT is her contribution to planning and grant-writing efforts that resulted in $28.6 million of funding for sustainable and equitable transportation projects in Shasta County, California, where she grew up.


Bryce Goldstein

Associate Transportation Planner

Bryce is an Associate Planner at Green DOT and a graduate of Humboldt State University. Her studies in Environmental Science centered on renewable energy and sustainable planning as solutions to climate change. Bryce’s interest in transportation planning began while growing up in Northern California and was solidified when she learned about the potential for active transportation and public transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve society. Bryce has participated in a broad spectrum of projects with Green DOT from small infrastructure grants to Shasta Regional Transportation Agency’s North State Intercity Bus Business Plan. The Business Plan’s associated grant application was awarded $8.6 million in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funding.


Taylor Riner

Assistant Transportation Planner

Taylor is an Assistant Transportation Planner at Green DOT and a recent graduate of California State University, Chico. Her studies in Human Geography and Planning focused on the interactive relationships between human societies and the built and natural environments. She believes it is important to analyze the spatial aspects of human activities in order to efficiently create livable, walkable, bikeable, and sustainable communities. Taylor’s passion for transportation planning stems from her car-free lifestyle. She has a heavy reliance on existing bicycle infrastructure to take her from point A to point B. She has contributed to Active Transportation Program Cycle 4 Applications for infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects, written letters of support to stakeholders, and created infographics and banners for public outreach meetings.

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