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Tim Grzesiakowski


Tim joined MPC in 2011 as project manager of the Commute Options pilot program, led by MPC, and funded in its second year by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).  Through his efforts, he recruited 16 regional employers to participate in Commute Options by offering one or more existing and new incentives to get employees out of their cars and into a better ride to work.  In Phase 2 of the pilot, he is working with those employers to determine the impacts of their programs on their employees' commutes, as well as to build a case for a Chicago area transportation demand management program.

Tim has more than 25 years experience in transportation marketing and planning. As Hewitt’s (now Aon Hewitt) commuter transportation manager from 2000 to 2011, he was responsible for managing associate transportation programs at the company’s headquarters in Lincolnshire, Ill., and across North America. He also was involved in planning and developing the company's environmental programs worldwide. 

Through Tim’s efforts, in 2006 and 2008, Hewitt and Jones Lang LaSalle received recognition from the Clean Air Counts program for their efforts in reducing air pollution in the Chicago area. In 2009, Hewitt was ranked #210 on Newsweek magazine’s list of Top Green Companies. In 2010, Hewitt received two awards from Clean Air Works! in Charlotte, N.C. 

Tim has been a member of the Association for Commuter Transportation for over two decades, and is a former Midwest chapter vice president. Tim and his wife live in Elk Grove Village, Ill.


Commute Options pilot offers Chicagoland employees commuting incentives
Adapted from an article that originally ran in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Suburban Chicago March newsletter. If your tenants were interested in finding out about what commuting alternatives were available for their employees, what would you tell them? Much would depend on…
New Commute Options program will help employees adopt greener commutes
Traffic jams. Wear-and-tear. Road rage. Unpredictable travel times. Climbing gas prices. Stress. Sound familiar? If so, it’s a safe bet you are among 71 percent of Chicago-area workers who drive alone to work each day. A new pilot program in metropolitan Chicago—led by the Metropolitan…

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Tim Grzesiakowski Project Manager
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Areas of expertise

  • Commute Options programs
  • Transportation marketing and planning


B.S., Commerce–Marketing, DePaul University
M.A., Public Administration, Pepperdine University

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