Lisa Staes, TSWD Program Director

Lisa Staes

Transit Safety and Workforce Development Programs

Program Director

Email: staes@cutr.usf.edu

Phone: (813) 974-9787

 

Education:

B.S., Geography, Florida State University, 1987

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)/Florida Department of Transportation Leadership Academy, 1997

Specialties:

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs and policies

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant programs and directives, transit safety, transit planning

Transportation disadvantaged planning

State and federal transportation legislation

Biography:

Ms. Staes leads a highly successful and motivated team that manages a number of transit safety and transit training and workforce development-related programs and projects.  In addition, she has performed research and managed projects and programs in the areas of transit safety and security, including bus operator assaults, and transit collisions/collision mitigation efforts; bus operator simulator training and the role of simulator training in reducing transit incidents; training certificate programs and elements of success; additional transit safety-related research and technical assistance on a number of specific issues areas; alternative mobility strategies; rural and senior mobility initiatives; and coordinated transportation system planning.  Ms. Staes is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Task Force on Transit Safety and Security, is the Chair of the American Public Transportation Association’s Bus Safety Committee, and is a member of APTA Bus Standards Policy and Planning Committee.

Websites:

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