Jon Orcutt has nearly 30 years experience advocating and implementing sustainable transportation in cities. Before joining TransitCenter in January 2016, he was a consultant working with governments, organizations and companies on urban transportation strategies, traffic safety, bike share systems and bicycle transportation improvements. Jon was Director of Policy at the NYC Dept. of Transportation from 2007 to 2014.
He oversaw development of NYCDOT’s strategic plan and was a leader of the team that delivered major design innovations to New York City streets. Jon managed the creation of the bike share system and development of the ambitious Vision Zero approach to traffic safety. Jon had previously served as executive director of both Transportation Alternatives and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, two leading civic organizations. The Campaign’s research and advocacy led to reduced spending on highway expansion across the NY metro region. At Transportation Alternatives, he oversaw development of the organization from a volunteer base into a professional voice promoting bicycle transportation and traffic calming policies.