his story

JASON ROBERTS

Hello, I’m Jason Roberts, chair of the Better Block Foundation board of directors.

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JASON ROBERTS

Board of Directors Chair, Better Block Foundation

About me

He is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, founder of the original Better Block Project, co-founder of Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. In 2006, Roberts formed the non-profit organization Oak Cliff Transit Authority to revive the Dallas streetcar system and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 million TIGER stimulus grant from the FTA to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Roberts organized a series of “Better Block” projects, converting blighted blocks in southern Dallas into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, café seating and landscaping. Better Block now is an international movement and has been featured in The New York Times, Dwell magazine, TED Talks and on NPR.