Julie Kirschbaum has worked at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) since January 2007 and manages the operations planning group and the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). The TEP is the first comprehensive review of the Muni system in a generation and aims to make transit serve more reliable, attractive and convenient. Prior to joining SFMTA she worked for partner agency, the San Francisco Transportation Authority, managing the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Study. Since entering the industry in 1996 Julie has worked on a range of transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects, including the development of a FHWA guide on how to design sidewalks and trails that meet the needs of people with disabilities. She is passionate about designing transportation systems that promote alternatives to the private automobile and are accessible to all users. Julie holds a master’s degree in city planning and a master’s of science in transportation from MIT.