About

About

The Transit Innovation Partnership is a public-private initiative launched by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership for New York City with the mission to make New York the global leader in public transit.

An advisory board of leaders from academia, business, civic organizations, government and labor guides the Transit Innovation Partnership. Programs include the Transit Tech Lab, which has executed more than 20 innovative technology pilots with transit agencies, and the pro bono creation of the MTA's live subway map.

 

The Transit Innovation Partnership is a public-private initiative launched by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Partnership for New York City with the mission to make New York the global leader in public transit.

An advisory board of leaders from academia, business, civic organizations, government and labor guides the Transit Innovation Partnership. Programs include the Transit Tech Lab, which has executed more than 20 innovative technology pilots with transit agencies, and the pro bono creation of the MTA's live subway map.

Leadership

Leadership

Transit Innovation Partnership

Transit Innovation Partnership

Alan H. Fishman
Chair

David Belt
Co-Founder, New Lab & President, Macro Sea

Kenneth A. Bronfin
Senior Managing Director & Head of International Investments, Hearst Interactive Media

Kara Carscaden
Executive Director, Global Public Affairs,
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. 

Kathryn Cleary
Senior Vice President, U.S. Business Development, Mastercard

Maria Gotsch
President & CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City

Alan H. Fishman
Advisory Board Chair

David Belt
Co-Founder, New Lab & President, Macro Sea

Kenneth A. Bronfin
Senior Managing Director & Head of International Investments, Hearst Interactive Media

Michele Gilliam
Director of Campaigns & Elections,
TWU Local 100

Maria Gotsch
President & CEO, Partnership Fund for New York City

Nick Grossman
General Manager, Union Square Ventures 

Sarah Kaufman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, New York University

Nick Grossman
Partner, Union Square Ventures 

Sarah Kaufman
Associate Director, New York University Rudin Center for Transportation

Carol Kellermann
Former President, Citizens Budget Commission

David Levin
University Entrepreneur in Residence, Arizona State University

William J. Mulrow
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Recognize

Steven Rubenstein
President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

William C. Rudin
Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

 

Nick Grossman
Partner, Union Square Ventures 

Sarah Kaufman
Associate Director, New York University Rudin Center for Transportation

Carol Kellermann
Former President, Citizens Budget Commission

David Levin
University Entrepreneur in Residence, Arizona State University

William J. Mulrow
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
Chairman, Infor

Steven Rubenstein
President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

William C. Rudin
Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc. 

Carol Kellermann
Former President, Citizens Budget Commission

Linda Kirkpatrick
Executive Vice President, U.S. Market Development, Mastercard

David Levin
Former CEO, McGraw-Hill Education, Inc.

Nancy M. Louden
Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

William J. Mulrow
Senior Managing Director, Blackstone

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Infor

Steven Rubenstein
President, Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

William C. Rudin
Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Kevin P. Ryan
Chairman & Founder, MongoDB, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health

Scott Salmirs
President & CEO, ABM Industries Inc.

John Samuelsen
International President, Transport Workers Union of America

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Citi, Citigroup Inc.

Thomas Wright
President, Regional Plan Association

Kathryn S. Wylde
President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Kevin P. Ryan
Chairman & Founder, MongoDB, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health

Scott Salmirs
President & CEO, ABM Industries Inc.

Edward Skyler
Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Citi, Citigroup Inc.

Polly Trottenberg 
Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation

Veronica Vanterpool
Deputy Director, Vision Zero Network

Thomas Wright
President, Regional Plan Association

Kathryn S. Wylde
President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Ex Officio

John N. Lieber
Interim Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Catherine Rinaldi
President, MetroNorth Rail Road, and Interim President, Long Island Rail Road

EX OFFICIO

John N. Lieber
Interim Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Phillip Eng
President, Long Island Rail Road

Catherine Rinaldi
President, MetroNorth Rail Road

EX OFFICIO

John N. Lieber
Interim Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Phillip Eng
President, Long Island Rail Road

Catherine Rinaldi
President, MetroNorth Rail Road

Alan Fishman

Chair, Transit Innovation Partnership

Alan H. Fishman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ladder Capital. Mr. Fishman has had an extensive career in the financial services industry; most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Mutual Inc. Mr. Fishman also served as the Chairman of Meridian Capital Group and as President of Sovereign Bancorp. From March 2001 until the sale of Independence Community Bank to Sovereign in June 2006, Mr. Fishman had served as Independence Community Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Fishman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at ContiFinancial Corp. Mr. Fishman has been a private equity investor focusing on financial services at Neuberger and Berman, Adler & Shaykin and at his own firm, Columbia Financial Partners LP, and has held a variety of senior executive positions at Chemical Bank and American International Group. Mr. Fishman is a member of the board of directors of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and is the lead independent director of its subsidiary, Santander Bank, N.A. Mr. Fishman is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Co-Chairman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Chairman of Brooklyn Community Foundation and on the Boards of several other not-for-profit and civic organizations. Mr. Fishman holds a B.S. from Brown University and a Masters in Economics from Columbia University.

Alan Fishman

Advisory Board Chair, Transit Innovation Partnership

Alan H. Fishman is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ladder Capital. Mr. Fishman has had an extensive career in the financial services industry; most recently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Mutual Inc. Mr. Fishman also served as the Chairman of Meridian Capital Group and as President of Sovereign Bancorp. From March 2001 until the sale of Independence Community Bank to Sovereign in June 2006, Mr. Fishman had served as Independence Community Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Fishman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at ContiFinancial Corp. Mr. Fishman has been a private equity investor focusing on financial services at Neuberger and Berman, Adler & Shaykin and at his own firm, Columbia Financial Partners LP, and has held a variety of senior executive positions at Chemical Bank and American International Group. Mr. Fishman is a member of the board of directors of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and is the lead independent director of its subsidiary, Santander Bank, N.A. Mr. Fishman is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Co-Chairman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Chairman of Brooklyn Community Foundation and on the Boards of several other not-for-profit and civic organizations. Mr. Fishman holds a B.S. from Brown University and a Masters in Economics from Columbia University.

Stacey Matlen

Vice President of Innovation, Partnership for New York City

As Vice President of the Transit Innovation Partnership, Stacey works with public sector agencies to understand their challenges and deploy innovative solutions to solve these challenges. During her time with the Transit Innovation Partnership, she has helped New York’s regional transit agencies identify and test technologies that can reduce carbon emissions, encourage the return of transit ridership, and increase subway capacity and reliability through improvements to the signaling system.

Stacey has a public sector, startup, and public health background: she led multiple initiatives with the City of Detroit's Office of Mobility Innovation, and founded an award-winning startup that expanded access to healthy food for low-income residents. Stacey has a MPH and a BA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

 

Stacey Matlen

Vice President of Innovation, Partnership for New York City

As Vice President of the Transit Innovation Partnership, Stacey works with public sector agencies to understand their challenges and deploy innovative solutions to solve these challenges. During her time with the Transit Innovation Partnership, she has helped New York’s regional transit agencies identify and test technologies that can reduce carbon emissions, encourage the return of transit ridership, and increase subway capacity and reliability through improvements to the signaling system.

Stacey has a public sector, startup, and public health background: she led multiple initiatives with the City of Detroit's Office of Mobility Innovation, and founded an award-winning startup that expanded access to healthy food for low-income residents. Stacey has a MPH and a BA with high distinction from the University of Michigan.

Yasmin Lalani

Senior Director, Partnership Fund for New York City

Yasmin is a Sr. Director at the Partnership Fund for New York City. Within the Transit Tech Lab, Yasmin engages with startups and transit agencies to solve transportation challenges. Prior to joining the Partnership Fund, Yasmin co-founded a SaaS-based startup supporting families that do not have access to financial advisors and legal counsel. She also was an early-stage team member at the fintech startup and B Corp, MPOWER Financing. In addition to her work with the Transit Tech Lab, Yasmin is co-head of the Partnership Fund’s FinTech Innovation Lab. She holds a BA from the George Washington University and an MBA from Cornell Tech, Cornell University.

Yasmin Lalani

Senior Director, Partnership Fund for New York City

Yasmin is a Sr. Director at the Partnership Fund for New York City. Within the Transit Tech Lab, Yasmin engages with startups and transit agencies to solve transportation challenges. Prior to joining the Partnership Fund, Yasmin co-founded a SaaS-based startup supporting families that do not have access to financial advisors and legal counsel. She also was an early-stage team member at the fintech startup and B Corp, MPOWER Financing. In addition to her work with the Transit Tech Lab, Yasmin is co-head of the Partnership Fund’s FinTech Innovation Lab. She holds a BA from the George Washington University and an MBA from Cornell Tech, Cornell University.