Bachelor of Urban Geography,
University of Texas at Austin
Transportation Management & Design, Inc.
Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide)
Hailey Brey joined TMD’s planning team as an intern while completing her degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Through coursework and previous transit planning experience, she has gained invaluable experience and developed a diverse skillset very quickly; in previous experience with a mid-size transit system, she became intimately familiar with how agencies operate and their roles and interactions with the community. She has had the unique opportunity to play an integral role in the service planning department where she completed GIS analysis, developed short-term planning recommendations, participated in weekly division meetings/external meetings with regional planning partners and conducted research. Ms. Brey is comfortable analyzing and mapping demographic information, ridership, and route-level data to conduct planning efforts that pair transit planning theory with a data-driven approach. She also is familiar with the architectural components that planning often deploys, such as site development and architectural design. Originally, Ms. Brey proudly hails from the Rust Belt – as the region has been instrumental in developing her professional and personal passion to provide equitable and accessible transportation options for users of all ages, abilities, and socioeconomic status.