Christopher A. Pangilinan is a transportation engineer with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and on the board of directors for the local chapter of the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT). His work at SFMTA focuses primarily on developing and implementing roadway improvements that reduce delays on the city’s bus and rail system. In pursuit of this goal, Chris is very interested in learning how to harness large transportation datasets to make better planning and operational decisions. During 2010-2011, Chris served as a special assistant at the United States Department of Transportation, working on issues affecting transportation research and open government innovation. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Portland State University and his Masters of Science degree in Transportation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.