Transportation Planner II
Marah is a Transportation Planner II focusing on a variety of transportation policy and planning initiatives, including municipal collaboration for bikeshare and other micromobility; co-managing MAPC’s taxi/livery partnership grant program; developing municipal master plans; conducting bus priority research; and improving walk, bike, and roll conditions at both the municipal and regional levels.
Before coming to MAPC, Marah worked at the MBTA, where she contributed to a bus shelter procurement project and developed a spatial evaluation tool in GIS for the statewide bike and pedestrian plan. Prior to the MBTA, Marah worked at Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) as the project coordinator for Mass in Motion to support policy, systems, and environmental changes. Through this project, Marah worked with residents, local organizations, and municipal staff to advocate for land use and transportation initiatives in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. Marah’s previous work includes various policy, advocacy, and education initiatives in New England and Oregon.
She is a graduate of Tufts University’s Urban & Environmental Planning and Policy program, where she focused her studies on land use and transportation. During her graduate work, Marah’s field projects team partnered with LivableStreets Alliance to conduct an analysis of planning initiatives on Columbia Road in Boston, which can be viewed here. Marah’s team was awarded the 2019 Transportation and Mobility Award from the American Planning Association – MA Chapter for this work.
Marah also holds degrees from the University of Rhode Island in Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Health Studies. She is a member of APHA and APA and has sat on multiple bike-related advisory committees. Marah is also an alum of Bike & Build, a non-profit that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise awareness and funds for affordable housing throughout the United States.
Areas of expertise: Public health, community engagement, GIS, Adobe Suite, bike/walk/roll planning and policy, environmental justice, community development, and active transportation