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 graduate of the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program at Arizona State University. Throughout her time at Green DOT, Stephanie has contributed significantly to a variety of planning efforts, including long-range planning, corridor studies, and grant-writing. Recently, Stephanie has been involved in performing the daily functions of a regional transportation planning agency, as Green DOT has been contracted to fulfill the duties of the Siskiyou County Local Transportation Commission. Her passion for transportation planning originates in the desire to see the expansion of active transportation facilities and healthy communities. 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.


Sofia Lepore

Associate Transportation Planner

Sofia is a Transportation Planner at Green DOT and is passionate about promoting active transportation and multi-modal access to equitably serve all communities. She is involved in many aspects of Green DOT delivery which includes producing GIS and outreach materials, authoring planning documents, and engaging with diverse communities to ensure full representation throughout the planning process. She is a graduate of California State Chico with a double BA in Geography & Planning and Spanish. She fervently believes that promoting active transportation and multi-modal access is a vital aspect of lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and enjoys working directly with communities to envision positive change.


Hayden Glines

Associate Transportation Planner

Hayden is an Associate Transportation Planner at Green DOT. Hayden graduated from Portland State University with a B. A. in Community Development with a focus on Transportation Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He has the experience working with rural communities across the state of California, helping envision, design, and implement transportation improvements to address community concerns. Through his work, Hayden has developed a passion for visual communications and GIS analysis to support the development of projects and to communicate the projects’ benefits to the broader public.


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