This presentation will discuss some recent transit safety and security projects that Ms. Godfrey has worked on in her time as a senior research associate at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. Ms. Godfrey will talk about the Safety Standards Development Program and the Safety Research Demonstration Program which she works on for the Federal Transit Administration, and some of the work she has completed for the Florida Department of Transportation, focused on hiring and retaining employees in the transit industry and how to recognize and respond to human trafficking situations. In total, the presentation will give attendees an overview of the fun, interesting careers within transit safety and security.
Jodi Godfrey is a senior research associate at CUTR, where she works on the Transit Safety and Workforce Development Program. Ms. Godfrey received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from USF. Ms. Godfrey is the current section representative of the Greater Tampa Section Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the co-chair of the International Women in ITE Committee, the secretary of the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Standing Committee on Transit Safety and Security (AP080), the vice chair of the TRB Committee of Light Rail Transit Systems (AP075), and the vice chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus Safety Committee. Jodi was named an International ITE Young Leader to Follow in the inaugural class of 2021. Jodi is passionate about safety, improving diversity in the transportation industry, and fighting to end human trafficking. Ms. Godfrey has published work related to employee safety reporting, crashworthiness and crash energy management of transit buses, onboard technologies to reduce accidents and incidents, National Household Travel Survey trend data analysis, the role of public transit in natural disaster response, attracting and retaining women in the transportation industry, training initiatives to reduce accidents and incidents, and more.