Sarah Kaufman

Associate Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

Sarah M. Kaufman is the Associate Director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, where she researches, advocates for and educates on the topic of  cutting-edge technologies in transportation. She is also Adjunct Professor of Planning and teaches Intelligent Cities and Advanced Projects in Urban Planning.

Ms. Kaufman directs several projects related to improving transportation through technology: the Pink Tax on Transportation, which is an analysis of how safety concerns impact women’s travel patterns in New York City; Intelligent Paratransit rethinks how we transport seniors and the disabled; and the Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellowship, a program to enhance innovation at all levels of transportation planning and policymaking.

Ms. Kaufman was honored with a Responsible 100 Award by City & State New York in December 2018 and a Tech Power 50 Award in February 2019. She has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CityLab and Urban Omnibus for her work on gender and biking, job access, and intelligent transportation.