Jonah Chiarenza is a Transportation Planner at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jonah works in both the Program Development & Capacity Building and the Transportation Planning Divisions. In this role, Jonah works with a range of Federal agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Forest Service, National Parks Service, and with State DOTs and MPOs. Specifically, Jonah develops and delivers documents, presentations, workshops, and peer exchanges that showcase best practices in transportation planning and project delivery across the United States.
Jonah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and earned a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. He has over fifteen years of experience in the fields of integrated transportation and land use planning, transit oriented development, urban design, and complete streets planning and engineering. Prior to joining the Volpe Center, Jonah worked for a consulting firm engaged in transit oriented development (TOD) planning and urban design, and more recently worked for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) leading the design and implementation of major complete streets projects in California, and managing implementation of San Francisco’s WalkFirst pedestrian safety program in support of Vision Zero.