David BLOCK-SCHACHTER

Chief Technology Officer

MBTA

As Chief Technology Officer at the MBTA, David Block-Schachter focuses his efforts on applications that improve the customer experience for all MBTA riders.

He was formerly the Chief Scientist and CTO at Bridj, and has held positions as the Director of Research and Analysis at the MBTA and as a Research Associate at MIT.

David has a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Master of City Planning, a Master of Science in Transportation, and a Ph.D. from MIT. He is a regular rider of the 69 bus, and the Green and Red Lines.

La Fabrique de la Cité

La Fabrique de la Cité is a think tank dedicated to urban foresight, created by the VINCI group, its sponsor, in 2010. La Fabrique de la Cité acts as a forum where urban stakeholders, whether French or international, collaborate to bring forth new ways of building and rebuilding cities.