Eva Lerner-Lam, M.ASCE, F.ITE
Resume | Short Bio
Eva Lerner-Lam is a transportation
policy consultant with 35 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 1980ís 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, the China Academy of
Transportation Sciences, The China Emergency Assistance Investment
Co., Ltd. and the Beijing Municipal Urban Planning Commission.
Ms. Lerner-Lam was Project Director
for the Federal Transit Administrationís (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 FTAís Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture
Technical Assistance Omnibus Program (1999-2004). She also led the
Palisades Team for the development and delivery of the National
Transit Instituteís course Managing Information for Success
(2002-2005) and was Project Director for the FTA publication APTS
State-of-the-Art Report 2006.
She 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
is also a Member of the Transit Council of the Institute of
Transportation Engineers. In 1999, she was appointed by the Governor
of the State of New Jersey to serve on the Board of Directors of the
New Jersey Transit Corporation, and in 2007, she was a member of the
Transition Team for the Governor-Elect in New York State.
She has received numerous
professional achievement awards, including the 1995 ITE Metropolitan
Section New York/New Jersey Engineer of the Year, the 1998 ASCE
Frank M. Masters Engineering Achievement Award and the 2010 ASCE
James Laurie Award.
Ms. Lerner-Lam served as a Trustee of
Princeton University (1984-1988) and as President of the Princeton
Alumni Association of San Diego (1982-1984) and Beijing (1997-2007).
She earned a Bachelorís Degree in Economics from Princeton
University and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering/Transportation
Systems Division from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.