Member Profiles

Each month we choose a member of YPT-NYC to interview and spotlight in our newsletter!

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Member Profile: Daniel Wood

Daniel WoodMTA – New York City TransitManager, Ridership Modeling Development I grew up on Cape Cod, Mass, where I eventually got tired of living in a completely car-dominated place, and went off to college in Philly, where I first became interested in transportation professionally. After a couple of transportation-related internships, I went to grad school […]

Member Profile: Diane Xiao

Diane Xiao, PE, ENV SP: Project Engineer at VHB Diane is a Project Engineer at VHB. She specializes in traffic and pedestrian analysis with a background in Transit Signal Priority (TSP) projects and simulation modeling. She is passionate about Complete Streets, sustainable transportation, and pedestrian/bicyclist-oriented design. Linkedin: dianexiao (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianexiao/) 1. What is your favorite YPT-NYC […]

Member Profile: Daniel Muniz

Daniel Muniz works for the New York City Department of Transportation where he has served as a Legal Consultant, Analyst, Senior Analyst, Deputy Director, and more recently as the Acting Chief of Staff for the Sidewalk Program. His current role focuses on Program Management which includes budgeting, planning, project delivery, and most importantly – the […]

Member Profile: Antonio Sieunarine

Antonio Sieunarine is an Analyst working at the Department of Subways Rail Control Center. His current work focuses on capital projects that interfaces with the Rail Control Center including NYCT signal modernization efforts. Before arriving at the MTA, Antonio worked for the Newark Downtown District BID as an Urban Planner. Antonio also worked in the aviation […]

Member Profile: Leah Flax

Leah Flax (@ResilientLeah), Government Relations Specialist, Government and Community Relations, MTA Leah Flax is an urban planner with expertise in public transportation, policy analysis, and partnership building. She currently works on bus and subway projects throughout Manhattan as a Government Relations Specialist at the MTA. Before joining the MTA, Leah worked at 100 Resilient Cities […]

Member Profile: Dubary Brea

Dubary Brea, New York City Department of Transportation Dubary Brea is currently the Deputy Director of Federal Transit Administration Grant programs at the NYC Department of Transportation, where over the past four years he has managed a team that oversees the financial and programmatic management of over $500M in federal and state funding for infrastructure […]

Member Profile: Ben Rosen-Filardo

Ben Rosen-Filardo (they/them), Transportation Engineer, Sam Schwartz Ben is an engineer with an interest in using data to improve transportation systems. They graduated from MIT in 2018 with a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Ben has been at Sam Schwartz since starting as an intern in 2015. While not at work, they knit & […]

Member Profile: Chelsea Ramos

Chelsea Ramos Technical Specialist in the Environmental, Energy, & Sustainability (EE&S) Department at NJ Transit Hi! My name is Chelsea Ramos, I am currently a Technical Specialist within the Environment, Energy, & Sustainability (EE&S) Department within NJ TRANSIT.  I have worked for NJ Transit for approximately 7 years and my experiences have been very rewarding […]

Member Profile: Kyle Kirschling

Kyle Kirschling Senior Director, Quality Assurance, New York City Transit Kyle M. Kirschling is an urbanist who specializes in improving cities’ infrastructure. He is a licensed CPA and has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University.  He is the author of “An Economic Analysis of Rapid Transit in New York, 1870-2010,” an evaluation […]

Member Profile: Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph Bus Planner, MTA After growing up just outside NYC and attending college at Tufts near Boston, Robert returned to New York to pursue his planning degree at NYU. Since coming back to New York, Robert has worked for Kevin Dwarka Economic Consulting making plans in communities across the region, the Municipal Art Society of New York analyzing […]

Member Profile: Casey Barrett

Casey Barrett, EIT, ENV SPCivil Associate II in Michael Baker’s Civil-Highway Department I earned my BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in 2015. I went on to work for Michael Baker in their Civil-Highway department, where I worked on a variety of projects from streetscape improvements to bridge replacements. My project tasks […]

Member Profile: Rebecca (Ray) Noble

  Rebecca (Ray) Noble works at New York City Emergency Management as a Transportation and Infrastructure Specialist. She hails from the Midwest and relocated to NYC to pursue a graduate degree in Urban Planning at Columbia University. When she’s not nerding out about transit, you can probably find her running around Prospect Park, reading, or […]

Sunny Zheng at Transpo Camp

Member Profile: Sunny Zheng

Sunny graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, during which time he spent two summers at the MTA, one at LIRR and one at NYCT Operations Planning. In 2018, he joined the NYCT Data Research & Development unit, where he was part of the team that built the Bus Performance Dashboard, and is now at LIRR focused on improving the customer experience through new technologies.

Max Diamond

Member Profile: Max Diamond

Max graduated from the CUNY City College of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Since June 2019, he has been a conductor on the B division (letter lines) of the subway system, and mainly works on the lines that run out of Queens.

Elizabeth Jule Gladoun

Member Profile: Elizabeth Jule Gladoun

Elizabeth is a transportation analyst at VHB, where she specializes in providing transportation consulting services for New York City real estate and public infrastructure projects.

Tiffany Cummings

Member Profile: Tiffany Cummings

Tiffany Cummings is a transportation engineer at Stantec, specializing in long-term traffic and revenue forecasting for toll roads and managed lanes.

Mary Buchanon

Member Profile: Mary Buchanan

Mary Buchanan is the research associate at TransitCenter, whose work uncovers practical, rider-focused solutions that make transit more functional and more equitable in U.S. cities.

Lauren Bailey Headshot

Member Profile: Lauren Bailey

We’re excited to launch this year’s member profile series with Lauren Bailey, the Director of Climate Policy at the Tri-State Transportation Campaign!