If you need advice on your next camping trip or river adventure Taylor is a great person to ask. Taylor March is an avid backpacker, sailor, and canoeist and has spent a great deal of time exploring Missouri and Kentucky’s outdoors. Taylor grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and has spent the majority of his adult life getting around in a car lite way, primarily travelling by foot, bike, or the bus. Currently Taylor lives in St. Louis City, with his wife and daughter, but he gets around the state frequently with family connections across much of Missouri. Taylor comes to Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) after serving as Program Director at Trailnet for close to eight years, where he has left a lasting impact of kindness, knowledge, professionalism and passion for helping people outside of cars move around the city. Taylor is looking forward to working together with communities across the state to make Missouri an even easier place for all Missourians to get around.
If you are choosing your next vacation destination, Jackson is the person to ask! Jackson Hotaling is a history aficionado and world traveler from Webster Groves, Missouri. Throughout his international travels to 57 countries, Jackson quickly realized how important public transportation and accessibility are to meeting your basic needs. But Jackson has always been interested in how people get where they need to go whether he was in China or Peru riding public transit or recognizing the transportation challenges of Greater St. Louis in the wake of COVID-19. When he saw an opening at Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT), Jackson knew he could combine his passion for community engagement and transportation equity. Jackson works with MRT Executive Director, Taylor, traveling around Missouri and meeting with community leaders who want to increase walking, biking, and transit options for all Missourians.
Cindy DeBlauw grew up primarily in St. Louis, but now resides in Hartsburg, Missouri. Cindy and her husband have three loving daughters, two who live in Hartsburg and one who lives in Switzerland. Cindy began her journey into the transportation realm in 2010 while working at the University of Missouri Extension. She recently retired from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services where she spent most of her career working on nutrition and physical activity programs. She joined Missourians for Responsible Transportation in May 2022 as Interim Project Director where she is helping communities adopt complete streets policies and active transportation plans. She is committed to making healthy choices the easy choices for all Missourians. When she isn’t working Cindy enjoys riding horses, cycling, hiking with her dogs and gardening.
In 2018, Missourians for Responsible Transportation (MRT) was established by four Missouri organizations. They realized that although they’d been successful with advocacy work in their home cities and surrounding areas, by partnering together, they could help to better address Missouri’s transportation at a statewide level.
Local Motion works to build strong communities that are walkable, bikeable, accessible, and have thriving public transit systems.
BikeWalkKC's mission is to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.
Ozark Greenways is working to preserve the Ozarks' natural heritage for public use and enjoyment by developing a greenway trail network, and promoting Springfield Public Works' growing on-street bike route network.
Trailnet works within the St. Louis region and across the state to respond to the demand for improved walking and biking networks that attract and retain talent, strengthen our economy, and connect people to the places they love.
We have more than 35 transportation officials in our network with different specialties to help us work together and make Missourians lives better.