With a background in transportation equity, finance, and demand management, Jacob Wasserman manages research into public transit and other mobility issues at UCLA Institute for Transportation Studies. Prior to joining ITS, he worked for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation on capital planning and the transition to a vehicle miles traveled review threshold. In other roles, Wasserman served as a San Francisco Fellow for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, where he developed a public-facing capital improvement program and internal budget process improvements, and he managed goNewHavengo, an initiative for alternative transportation for the City of New Haven, Connecticut, Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking. He also served as a Transportation Justice Fellow for BART Director Lateefah Simon, coordinating passage of the system’s Safe Transit sanctuary policy.
Wasserman has a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, with concentrations in transportation policy and planning and community economic development and housing. He has a bachelor’s in history and political science from Yale.