Torsha Bhattacharya

Director of Research

with Rails to Trails Conservancy
Washington, DC

Torsha joined the Rails to Trails Conservancy team in 2017 and is responsible for the organization’s data collection and analysis efforts as the Director of Research. In her current role she oversees the national effort to quantify the numerous benefits of trails to communities- including economic, environmental, equity and health impacts of trails. She was an assistant professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii at Manoa prior to joining RTC. Her research interests include active transportation infrastructure planning, transportation accessibility, healthy cities/resilient communities planning, sustainability, and equity in transportation planning.


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