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Joe Iacobucci

Title: Director of Transit, Sam Schwartz Engineering
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Joe Iacobucci

Joe Iacobucci is the Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz, with a focus in the Midwest and West Coast, and leads the firm’s national Shared Mobility + Transportation Technologies Practice. Mr. Iacobucci has over 14 years managing complex, high-profile transit and transportation projects. His ability to manage projects through an implementation lens and communicate technical details to all stakeholders are keys to the success of his work. Mr. Iacobucci always ensures a focus on social equity and economic benefits that can be leveraged by transit mobility improvements.

Prior to joining Sam Schwartz, he served in several leadership positions at Chicago Transit Authority, including several years managing the agency’s strategic planning department. Mr. Iacobucci had a role in wide variety of projects, from grant writing to resiliency to transit-oriented development. His most significant work was his role in launching Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit program, which included the planning, design, and construction of the Jeffery Jump and the Loop Link and guiding the Ashland Avenue BRT through the NEPA process.

Mr. Iacobucci has also been at the forefront of working with cities, institutions, and the private sector on the dramatic changes in transportation brought upon by technology and the shared economy. The key to Mr. Iacobucci’s approach on shared mobility analysis is an intuitive grasp of mass transit, mobility, access, market optimization, and transportation technology which has led to success in advising clients on integrating shared mobility with traditional fixed route transit. He has interviewed transit leadership from around the country leading the first quantitative analysis on the relationship between traditional fixed transit and transportation network companies trips. Mr. Iacobucci has presented at several conferences on shared mobility, including APTA, NACTO, MIT, and Move Together national conferences.