Toby Olson

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Toby Olson is the Executive Secretary to the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment for the State of Washington.  He has served on three Transit Cooperative Research Program disability-focused research projects and is the former Vice Chair APTA Access Policy Oversight Committee. Mr. Olson has thirty years of experience in state level advocacy on transportation policy and funding and was also ADA-TA Center Director for ten years. A former Chair for the International Code Council, Disability Access Committee, he helped facilitate community forums on transportation and disability for the Federal Transit Administration in Boston and Portland, OR. He continues to encourage public dialogue that actively challenges the preconceptions and stereotypes about people with disabilities in an effort to evoke change.