Angel joined the TRA team as a Project Analyst in 2017. At TRA, he helps to implement and improve system safety plans and procedures for transit agencies and state governments. Angel presently contributes to projects in the areas of rail transit safety and security, state safety oversight, rail maintenance and operations, rule compliance, and analytics. He provides support to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Bi-State Safety Oversight Agency, and the Florida Department of Transportation. He hopes to use his background in planning and education to make cities livable, accessible, and sustainable. Angel earned a Master’s of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s of Science in Education from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Angel is from Chicago, where he learned to love public transportation whiling riding the CTA listening to music. He enjoys traveling to other places to explore public transit, baseball (go Cubs!), board game nights (especially chess), and delicious food.