Media Statement - Jarred Johnson to be first TransitMatters COO

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BOSTON, February 19, 2019 — The TransitMatters Board is pleased to announce that Jarred Johnson will be the organization’s first Chief Operating Officer and Development Director.

Jarred comes to this position following service as Project Manager for the Codman Square
Neighborhood Development Corporation where he managed a variety of complex affordable
housing real estate projects and supported organizing efforts for better service on the Fairmount
Line. Before that, Jarred helped to start the “Love Your Block” mini-grant project and helped write
the City of Boston’s first Volunteer Plan as a part of the Civic Engagement Office. He also has a
wealth of grassroots organizing experience working on various presidential, state, and Cherokee
tribal races. Jarred joined TransitMatters as a volunteer member in the summer of 2015 and has
served on the Board since the fall of that year.

“We are all excited about having Jarred lead us into a new period of growth and strong, effective
technical advocacy,” said TransitMatters Board President Josh Fairchild. “Jarred’s commitment to
and passion for sustainable mobility in its fullest meaning, and his skill at drawing new people
and communities into transit advocacy will guide him well as he takes on this leadership role.”
“I’m really excited to continue my work with TransitMatters in this new role,” said Johnson. “We
have a lot on our plate – from advancing our vision of Regional Rail to securing transit
connectivity and better service for T riders across the region. I’m particularly interested in
growing our membership and increasing our focus on collaborating with other advocacy groups
who are doing great work in the region.”