Sarah M. Kaufman appointed Interim Director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

The NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service has appointed Sarah M. Kaufman as Interim Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, effective July 1, 2022.

Kaufman will continue the NYU Rudin Center's work in technology, equity and sustainability in New York's mobility landscape.

Sarah M. Kaufman has been with the Rudin Center for 11 years. She has created the Emerging Leaders in Transportation program, a leadership training seminar for early-career innovators in the industry. She led several projects, including the Pink Tax on Transportation, a look at womxn's challenges pertaining to safety and caregiving. Her forthcoming work includes an analysis of policy issues surrounding the introduction of autonomous vehicles to New York City.

She is also an Adjunct Professor of Planning, teaching Intelligent Cities and Advanced Projects in Urban Planning, and  serves on the board of Transportation Alternatives, a street safety advocacy organization.

Kaufman succeeds Mitchell L. Moss, who will continue research and teaching at the NYU Wagner School, after 12 years of incisive leadership at the NYU Rudin Center, growing the organization's influence, and bolstering the careers of hundreds of students.



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Sarah M. Kaufman.  Photo credit: Dolly Faibyshev