Robert Joseph

Master of Urban Planning - 2017

Transportation Planner
MTA New York City Transit
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Why did you choose NYU Wagner for graduate school?

Wagner aligned with my interests in policy and quantitative reasoning the most of any school I considered. I also appreciated the flexibility to work while in the program and the professional experience gained through completing a capstone project. 

How did your experiences at NYU Wagner prepare you for your career?

Wagner has given me the skills and knowledge to thrive as a planner, especially one in New York City. Through Wagner, I learned GIS, Illustrator, and Indesign that have been crucial design software I use in my job every day. I also learned a lot about the city's history, land use, and environmental review processes that are fundamental to planning work in New York. 

Describe your current job.

I plan bus service throughout the five boroughs. I have worked on large projects including designing and coordinating the creation of the Williamsburg Links (B91 and B92) that are part of the L Project. I have also worked on smaller service planning issues related to bus stops and routing. I am currently working with the network redesign team to improve the bus network as a whole in the Bronx.