Professor Sarah Kaufman

Sarah Kaufman Wins Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award

C2SMART congratulates Sarah Kaufman, who was recently awarded the ITE Met Section 2020 Dr. Louis J. Pignataro Memorial Transportation Education Award. The award is presented annually to an Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) member demonstrating outstanding performance in their studies or in teaching. The awardee must have already contributed to, or shown the potential for contributing to, the Metropolitan Section of New York and New Jersey, and to the practice of the transportation profession (i.e., traffic engineering, transportation engineering, or transportation planning).

Sarah M. Kaufman is the Associate Director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, where she researches, advocates for, and educates about cutting-edge technologies in transportation. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Planning, teaching Intelligent Cities and Advanced Projects in Urban Planning.

Ms. Kaufman directs several projects related to improving transportation through technology: The Pink Tax on Transportation, an analysis of how safety concerns impact women’s travel patterns in New York City; Intelligent Paratransit, to rethink how we transport seniors and the disabled; and the Emerging Leaders in Transportation Fellowship, a program to enhance innovation at all levels of transportation planning and policymaking.

Ms. Kaufman was honored with a Responsible 100 Award by City & State New York in December 2018 and a Tech Power 50 Award in February 2019. She is a member of The List and a contributor to She has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, CityLab and Urban Omnibus for her work on gender and biking, job access, and intelligent transportation.

Congratulations, Prof. Kaufman, and thank you for your outstanding contributions to the transportation profession and to C2SMART!

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