Jessica Treat has made a career change. She’s the new executive director of Transit for Livable Communities, the state’s largest transportation advocacy organization.

Treat previously was executive director of St. Paul Smart Trips.

Treat arrives at Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) just ahead of the 2016 legislative session, in which transportation should be a hot topic. TLC and allied groups are expected to urge lawmakers to make significant investments in the state’s transportation system.

Treat spent eight years with St. Paul Smart Trips. She also has worked at the Midway Transportation Management Organization and served as the executive director of the Lexington-Hamline Community Council.