Axel Hellman is an expert in the planning and creation of profitable bus routes. He has worked at a number of transportation agencies, including New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and has conducted research on many forms of private-sector transit including New Jersey's jitney-bus system. He is co-founder of OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowdsourced bus routes, operating in NJ, with routes across the country. He received a B.S. in Public Policy and Urban Planning and a Master of Planning (transportation and infrastructure planning) from the University of Southern California.