ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development.

Ari Ofsevit

Boston Program Sr. Associate

Ari (he/him/his pronouns) joined the US program in 2019 to support the technical components of ITDP’s work in greater Boston, especially related to the development and implementation of BRT. In this role, he provides trusted technical counsel to local municipalities, agencies, and civic leaders on issues ranging from roadway geometry, bus stop amenities, demand modeling and service planning, helping them turn bold, people-centered transportation visions into reality.

He has previously worked in transportation demand management in the Boston area, car sharing in Minnesota, and backcountry lodging and education in New Hampshire, and completed research in the MIT TransitLab with the Chicago Transit Authority.

A well-known local transportation influencer, Ari serves on the board of TransitMatters, a regional transit advocacy group in Boston, and is a regular contributor to CommonWealth Magazine on all issues surrounding transportation. He has twice been honored as “Advocate of the Year” by LivableStreets and spent several years as a member of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee. 

Ari has a Master’s of Science in Transportation and a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s in Geography and Urban Studies from Macalester College.


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