David Kuperman is the Manager of Surface Transit Projects and Acting Manager of Operational Planning and Policy in the Transportation Services Division of the City of Toronto, Canada. He is a transportation planner with interests in all modes of transportation, and works together with the City’s transit agency on both localized and strategic initiatives to improve the performance of bus and streetcar routes, as well as on policy initiatives such as curbside management, goods movement, and the high-occupancy vehicle lane network. Major recent initiatives he had led include the modification of traffic regulations to improve streetcar and bus travel times and reliability; the development of a framework for evaluating transit priority measures, which includes impacts to pedestrians and cyclists; and the launch of the King Street Transit Pilot project, which gives streetcars priority by limiting through traffic and providing new loading platforms on a major downtown corridor with the highest surface transit ridership in the city. Also underway are a series of transit corridor studies that will examine opportunities to reduce delay and improve operations on key bus routes.
David has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science (in Transportation Technology and Policy) from the University of California, Davis.