Yasha Zerrinkelk

Transit Forward Philadelphia Advocacy Director

BCYC Program Manager Malaku Mekonnen and Program Coordinator Habib Faye pose in front of BCYC's headquarters in Fairmount Park

Yasha serves as the Advocacy Director of Transit Forward Philadelphia, a coalition of over two dozen community organizations advocating for safe, accessible, and sustainable transit improvements within the Greater Philadelphia region.

He is a National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Transportation Justice Fellow and is invested in community efforts that empower BIPOC and low-income residents to reclaim space and take ownership and control of their own communities through dignified, fair, and effective transit and land-use policies.


Yasha holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, focusing on transportation equity, mobility justice, and community development as well as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation engineering and systems planning.
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