President & CEO
Years of Experience: 24
Years at Foursquare ITP: 15
Lora Byala, AICP founded Foursquare ITP in 2006 and leads the company in its strategic direction and culture. She is a recognized expert in transit planning, transportation strategic planning, and performance measurement. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the transportation field, leading and conducting studies including regional transportation plans, transit development plans, and bus priority planning. Lora emphasizes the value of input from a variety of stakeholders and works to develop inclusive plans through collaboration and a team-based approach to all her work. She has led Foursquare ITP’s major roles on several high visibility studies, including BaltimoreLink, a complete system redesign for Baltimore’s bus system; the Bus Transformation Project, a strategic vision for the future of bus in the Washington, D.C. region; and the Transit Transformation Project in the Hampton Roads, VA region. Lora has also led several transit research studies for the Transit Cooperative Research Program and is an active member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on Bus Transit Systems.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S.E., Systems Engineering (Transportation)
B.A., Urban Studies
University of Pennsylvania