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Joe Iacobucci

Director of Transit
Sam Schwartz Consulting

Joe Iacobucci is the Director of Transit for Sam Schwartz, with a focus in the Midwest and West Coast, and leads the firm’s national Shared Mobility + Transportation Technologies Practice. Mr. Iacobucci has over 14 years managing complex, high-profile transit and transportation projects. His ability to manage projects through an implementation lens and communicate technical details to all stakeholders are keys to the success of his work. Mr. Iacobucci always ensures a focus on social equity and economic benefits that can be leveraged by transit mobility improvements.

Prior to joining Sam Schwartz, he served in several leadership positions at Chicago Transit Authority, including several years managing the agency’s strategic planning department. Mr. Iacobucci had a role in wide variety of projects, from grant writing to resiliency to transit-oriented development. His most significant work was his role in launching Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit program, which included the planning, design, and construction of the Jeffery Jump and the Loop Link and guiding the Ashland Avenue BRT through the NEPA process.

Mr. Iacobucci earned his Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy degree from UIC in 2005.