Lisa Staes, TSWD Program Director

Director, Transit Technical Assistance & Training Program. BS, Geography, Florida State University, 1987; AASHTO/FDOT Leadership Academy, 1997. Specialties: Federal Transit Administration programs and policies, FDOT grant programs and directives,transit safety, transit planning, transportation disadvantaged planning, and state and federal transportation legislation.

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Stephen Wachtler, TSWD Deputy Director

Senior Research Associate. MPA, University of South Florida, 2007; BBA, McKendree Business College, 1989. Specialties: maintenance management and analysis, maintenance training and curriculum development, fleet performance measurement and reporting, trend analysis, preventive maintenance planning and development.

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Michael Audino, TSWD Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate. MA, Business Leadership, Upper Iowa University, 1999, BS, Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University, 1977. Areas of Expertise: Facilitating and developing strategic and operational plans, designing and implementing communications and outreach activities, conducting education and training seminars, and leading unique research and project initiatives. Specialties: rural transit leadership and coordination, volunteer transportation program planning and design, air service development and airport marketing, nonprofit organization fundraising, and public relations.

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Jodi Godfrey, MPR & TSWD Research Associate

Jodi graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with her MS in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation Engineering. As a CUTR visiting faculty member, Jodi will continue to work with Dr. Polzin on the Mobility and Policy Team focusing on several Trends and Conditions Reports for FDOT, in addition to some transportation safety work with the Southeastern Transportation Center. Jodi will also be assisting the Transit Safety and Workforce Development Program under Lisa Staes focusing on several transit safety projects.

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James Dougherty, WSO-CSSD, TSSP, TSWD Affiliated Faculty

James Dougherty, WSO-CSSD, TSSP Phone: 813-974-3120 Email: jdougherty@kjservices.org   Transportation Safety and Security David N. Myers University, Cleveland, Ohio Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice Administration Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Academy, Cleveland, Ohio Basic Police Officer Training: Awarded Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate Certificate Training Programs Bus System Safety, Instructor Excellence, FTA/TSI Safety & Security Program Certificate, Rail System Safety, Rail Incident

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