Robert Joseph

Master of Urban Planning - 2017

Transportation Planner
MTA New York City Transit

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.