Robert Rich

Project Manager at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

United States
Architecture & Planning

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Robert Rich's Overview

  • Graduate Student Researcher at UCLA Lewis Center
  • Organizer at Protect Lummi Island Community
  • Legislative Assistant - Office of Senator Bernie Sanders at United States Senate
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Princeton University

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Robert Rich's Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Policy and Planning; Design and Development


Recipient of the 2012-2013 California Planning Foundation Continuing Student Scholarship

Princeton University

A.B., American Government and Politics (United States)


Certificate in Environmental Studies

Robert Rich's Experience

Government Agency; 201-500 employees; Government Administration industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) oakland, california

Manages the data and telecommunications systems of the Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol (FSP). The FSP program deploys approximately 90 tow trucks across nine counties to provide free motorist aid and mitigate traffic congestion

Leads on technology procurements for the FSP program

Analyzes FSP performance information and other data

Reviews annual cost benefit reports for the FSP program

Liases to the Safe on 17 task force (an inter-agency road safety project focused on SR-17)

Graduate Student Researcher

UCLA Lewis Center

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

October 2012July 2013 (10 months) los angeles

Contributed to a critical quantitative analysis on the use of Multimodal Level of Service (MMLOS) street metrics for the pedestrian and bicyclist experience


Protect Lummi Island Community

March 2010January 2011 (11 months) lummi island, wa

Organized community members to protect a public ferry system

Advocated with local government and wrote a county resolution that passed unanimously

Conducted policy research and submitted public records acts requests

Legislative Assistant - Office of Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senate

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Legislative Office industry

July 2008March 2010 (1 year 9 months) washington d.c. metro area

Served as lead policy advisor on infrastructure and transportation issues and assisted the Senator with his duties for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

Conceived, initiated, reviewed and advocated for Vermont initiatives in appropriations and authorization bills, as lead special projects coordinator

Legislative Office industry

February 2007July 2008 (1 year 6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Supported three subcommittees, particularly in compliance with ethics law

Researched current events and legislative topics, notably with energy issues

Coordinated the logistics of subcommittee hearings and of the official hearing records

Robert Rich's Publications

  • The Market to Park It: A Case for Parking Reforms in India's Emerging Mega-City of Ahmedabad

Robert Rich's Skills & Expertise

  1. Policy Analysis
  2. Research
  3. Public Policy
  4. Community Outreach
  5. Nonprofits
  6. ArcGIS
  7. SPSS
  8. Data Analysis
  9. Qualitative Research
  10. GIS
  11. Sustainability
  12. Public Speaking
  13. Politics
  14. Program Evaluation
  15. Editing
  16. Spanish
  17. Urban Planning
  18. Economic Development

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