Steven Black is a lead partner with UAct on the Quality Housing Coalition and, as a founder of Friends of Transit, helped facilitate the partnership that led to the SMTD rider satisfaction survey project conducted by UAct’s Neighborhood Outreach Workers. Furthermore, Steven is a trusted advisor of UAct and was a content contributor to the website when it was launched. Steven is an undergraduate student of Environmental Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, with a concentration in sustainable urban development. Steven’s interests are sustainable transportation systems and walkable design. A Springfield native, in 2009 Steven lived in Halifax, Canada, to study public transportation planning while on a one-year, independent work/study program. Steven has also served as a student intern for the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) and member of the Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) Citizens Advisory Committee. Prior to SDAT, he helped organize a successful campaign for evening bus service in Springfield. Additionally, he owns and operates a small commercial cleaning enterprise, specializing in sustainable custodial techniques.