About Saar Golde, Chief Data Scientist at Via Transportation, and Andrei Greenawalt, Head of Public Policy at Via Transportation

Saar Golde is the Chief Data Scientist at Via, a leading provider of public mobility solutions. Before joining Via Saar built and led the data science practice at Knowledgent (now part of Accenture). Prior to that, he worked for Revolution Analytics (now part of Microsoft) as their first analytics solution architect, and was the chief economist of the virtual world of Gaia Online. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, an M.Sc. in Management Science from Tel Aviv University, and a B.Sc. in Physics and Math from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Andrei Greenawalt is the Head of Public Policy at Via, a leading provider of public mobility solutions. Andrei previously worked on regulatory and policy issues at the White House (2009-14), including as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Chief of Staff and as Associate Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He has also served as a law clerk to two Federal judges and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.

New Data Suggests On-Demand Transit is Essential for Equity

Los Angeles, Arlington, and Jersey City prove that thoughtful integration of on-demand public transit can help cities foster equal opportunity for all.

In the midst of COVID-19 shutdowns, on-demand transit has begun serving specific community needs, such as food delivery to vulnerable populations, and transporting hospital workers in the overnight hours. Further, data shows that dynamic, on-demand public transit has proven to be a mobility lifeline for those in low-income areas during this crisis.