Transportation Planner & Data Scientist


  Years of Experience: 3

  Years at Foursquare ITP: 3

Jack McDowell (he/him) is a transportation planner and data scientist who focuses on analysis and visualization for a variety of data-intensive projects including transit service planning and monitoring, survey analysis, and long-term regional transit planning. A lover of maps and an avid user of R, he draws on his education as a transportation engineer to solve complex data problems and craft new approaches for every project. As a detail-oriented thinker, he values finding efficient processes to create work that is both intellectually and visually engaging.

As a member of Foursquare ITP’s Transportation Data Science Team, Jack has helped develop the GTFS to Existing Conditions and Transit Propensity tools, as well as provided detailed analyses for a number of transit service planning projects. His other key projects have included management of MDOT MTA’s BaltimoreLink performance monitoring database and support for the agency’s various service planning dashboards. He has created visualizations of travel demand patterns and transit level of service for projects such as the I-66 Corridor Transit and TDM Plan and the Central Maryland Regional Transit Plan. Outside of the DMV region, he has performed fixed-route and demand-response ridership forecasting for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and the Town of Garner, North Carolina.


B.E., Civil Engineering
Vanderbilt University