Chris Lepe

Regional Policy Director

Chris Lepe is the Regional Policy Director for TransForm. Chris has over fifteen years of experience leading campaigns, initiatives, and coalitions around transportation, land use, housing, and health policy.

Chris’ expertise and experience include helping develop broad-based coalitions around transportation funding campaigns such as the 2016 Santa Clara County, 2018 San Mateo County, and 2020 Contra Costa County transportation ballot measures. His deep experience engaging diverse communities in transportation and land use policy includes coordinating outreach to service sector workers, business owners, and residents of lower incomes regarding the Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit project, the City of San Jose's Urban Village Plans, and the Highway 101 Managed Lanes Project and Mobility Action Plan.

Chris has planned events and convenings with hundreds of attendees, including the Let’s Get Moving Summit and the Connecting Communities event series. He also authors reports and blog posts for TransForm and consults with agencies to advance equity in transportation planning, including in relation to congestion pricing. Chris has taught courses in Environmental Studies, Health Science, and Intercultural Studies Departments at De Anza College and San Jose State University. He received his BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Masters in Urban Planning at San Jose State University.