Eva Lerner-Lam Eva Lerner-Lam is a transportation policy consultant with more than 40 years of national and international experience in business and strategic planning in transportation systems. She was Director of Planning and Operations for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board in the early 1980’s and founded the Palisades Consulting Group, Inc. in 1988. She has served as an expert advisor to The World Bank, the US Department of Transportation, the Economist Conferences, BYD Motors America and Hopewell Holdings (HK). Lerner-Lam was Project Director for the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) ground-breaking Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP) data standards development project (1996-2001) and led the Palisades Team to provide oversight and technical assistance for intelligent transportation technology (ITS) activities around the nation under the FTA’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture Technical Assistance Omnibus Program (1999-2004).

Eva has served on numerous Transportation Research Board panels and committees, including the Transit Oversight and Project Selection (TOPS) Board. In 2004, she was elected President of the Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and served as the Initiator and Steering Committee Chair of the First International Symposium on Innovative Transportation and Development (TDIBP). She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Princeton University and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering/Transportation Systems Division from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.