Ratna Amin

Job title: 
ITS Senior Fellow
Department: 
Institute of Transportation Studies
Alumni
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Ratna Amin: Ratna Amin is a Principal at Deutsche Bahn Engineering and Consulting USA, the North American consulting subsidiary of Germany’s national rail operator.

Previously, she was a Transportation Policy Director at SPUR, the Bay Area’s leading urban policy organization. Her areas of focus include public transit, land use and transportation integration and systems change. In 2014, Ratna published SPUR’s first transportation policy report about Silicon Valley, Freedom to Move. More recently, she published Seamless Transit, an agenda to address the Bay Area's transit fragmentation problem and The Caltrain Corridor Vision Plan.

She was named to Mass Transit magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2015. Ratna's previous roles include chief of staff to the Oakland City Council president, senior associate at Environmental Science Associates and analyst at Cambridge Systematics. She has masters degrees in city and regional planning and transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is an alumnus of the San Francisco Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and of Teach for America.

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