Jodi Godfrey

Senior Research Associate Transit Safety and Workforce Development ProgramsLocation: CUT 234
Phone: (813) 974-9771
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As a CUTR Research Associate, Jodi works with Lisa Staes on the Transit Safety and Workforce Development Programs focusing on several transit safety and security-related projects, mobility policy, transportation construction cost trends, public transit ridership trends, and training development. Ms. Godfrey’s research experience has afforded her familiarity with many data sources including the National Transit Database (NTD), National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), and American Community Survey (ACS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and more. In addition to her current duties at CUTR, Jodi holds active leadership roles in professional associations, currently serving the Tampa Bay Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Vice President in 2020, and past Treasurer 2018-2019. Ms. Godfrey is active in international ITE, as a member of the STEM subcommittee and the Women in ITE Task Force. Additionally, Jodi is an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s Task Force on Transit Safety and Security, the American Public Transportation Association’s Bus Safety Committee, and Safety Coordinating Council. Ms. Godfrey is also a graduate of the International ITE Leadership Class of 2017.


M.S., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 2015

B.S., magna cum laude, Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, 2013

Institute of Transportation Engineers Leadership, 2017


Transportation Engineering, transportation safety, transit safety, transportation policy and planning