Transportation Policy Director
Local and regional transportation planning and policy
Staff Department: Policy
Ratna Amin leads SPUR's work to create a high-quality transportation system in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the Bay Area region. Her areas of focus include public transit, land use and transportation integration. In 2014, Ratna published SPUR’s first transportation policy report about Silicon Valley, Freedom to Move. More recently, she published Seamless Transit, an agenda to address the Bay Area's transit fragmentation problem. She was named to Mass Transit magazine's "Top 40 Under 40" in 2015.
Ratna's previous roles include chief of staff to the Oakland City Council president, senior associate at Environmental Science Associates and analyst at Cambridge Systematics. She has master’s degrees in city and regional planning and transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is an alumnus of the San Francisco Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and of Teach for America.