Travis Pollack, AICP

Senior Transportation Planner

Department: Transportation
Phone: 617-933-0793


Mr. Pollack is a Senior Transportation Planner focusing on regional transportation planning, including transit planning in urban, suburban and rural communities. His work at MAPC includes helping towns and cities work together to solve first and last mile connections to bus and rail, building better connectivity to jobs and daily needs in areas underserved by transit, and creating complete street networks in cities and towns. Recently, his work includes researching best practices of microtransit and ride-hailing partnerships to help communities develop programs that can fill gaps in existing transit services.

Prior to joining MAPC in 2016, Mr. Pollack was a Senior Planner at AECOM and at Gannett Fleming in Charlotte, North Carolina. While in Charlotte, he worked on several transit studies for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) as well as numerous intercity rail planning efforts for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He also led environmental/NEPA planning efforts for intercity rail projects as well as managed complete streets and pedestrian/greenway projects in North Carolina. Mr. Pollack began his planning career as an intern for the North Carolina Department of Transportation managing historic rail station renovation projects.

Mr. Pollack earned a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelors of Arts in History and German from Grinnell College. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Areas of Expertise: Bus and rail transit planning, first and last mile connections, emerging transit technology, intercity rail, multimodal stations, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, complete streets.