CUTR has a team of experienced and dedicated personnel who work on a range of transportation-related projects and programs. The center’s staff includes educators, researchers, and technical experts who are committed to improving transportation safety for all road users.

In addition to its core staff, CUTR also works with a network of partners and collaborators in the transportation field. These partners include other research institutions, government agencies, and industry associations. By leveraging the expertise and resources of these partners, CUTR is able to make a greater impact on transportation safety and driver education issues.

Lisa Bacot

CUTR Advisory Board Member, Ex Officio Executive Director, Florida Public Transportation Association
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Lisa Bacot is currently the executive director of the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA). She has nearly 25 years of experience working with transportation and health care issues here in Florida. Prior to joining FPTA, she was the Director of Business Development for TMS Management Group, Inc., a national transportation brokerage company.  From 1996 to 2008, Lisa was employed by the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, a state agency legislatively charged with ensuring transportation disadvantaged services are provided to the citizens of Florida, she served as the Executive Director for 5 years.  

Lisa graduated from Florida State University in 1993 with her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology and has been appointed to numerous national human service transportation coordination panels, committees, and advisory councils.