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Janet Jenkins '91


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New York, MY

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Current Company:

NYC Dept of Transportation

Current Position:

Assistant Commissioner Transit Development

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Music programs - orchestra, chamber music, etc

Secondary Schooling:

Master of Urban Planning, New York University

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Best Oxy Class:

Afro-American Women Writers

Groups I Identify With:

Women, people of color, anyone looking for information in my fields of expertise.


Janet Jenkins, AICP is the Assistant Commissioner for Transit Development at New York City’s Department of Transportation. Janet has spent 25 years working at the intersection of transportation, urban design, and city planning for public agencies as well as in private consulting practice. Throughout her career she has endeavored to improve quality of life by helping people travel through their environment with greater comfort, increased safely, and multiple alternatives to private cars.
In her current role, Janet leads all New York City transit-related street design through the implementation of bus priority projects like bus lanes and busways. These include the 14th Street Busway, Select Bus Service, and the Better Buses Action Plan, which seeks to improve bus speeds by 25% and reverse the decline of bus ridership in NYC. In addition, she oversees many transit policy and planning initiatives, including transit signal priority, real time bus information, and bus stop accessibility.
Janet previously served in roles at MTA New York City Transit, MTA Metro-North Railroad, and, as a consultant, helped create the Select Bus Service BRT system in NYC that she now leads at NYC DOT. Janet is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Occidental College.

Career Advice:

Never hesitate to ask for informational interviews, especially from me. Glad to LinkIn, provide career guidance and share my experiences in any kind of urban planning, transportation, etc.

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