Lisa Kay did not start her career in transportation, but in every role she saw the impact transportation had on people. Through those experiences, assisting commuters and employers, and being part of cutting edge research, she brings a unique perspective on how transportation connects people to life.
Lisa Kay Schweyer is a project manager and senior transportation planner with Foursquare ITP. Her transportation career began in 2003, helping commuters and employers learn about transportation options as manager of the regional CommuteInfo program in southwestern Pennsylvania. When she started, she did not know an SOV from HOV. Still, she knew from experience that transportation was often a barrier for people (to jobs, healthcare, community resources, church, etc.).
She joined the Traffic21/Mobility21 University Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University in 2018. In this role, she worked with researchers who applied technology and artificial intelligence to improve mobility for people and goods.
She is a member and co-chair of the Paper Review and Annual Meeting Programming Task Force for the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Demand Management. Lisa Kay is also a member of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) Board of Directors and serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. In 2020, she earned the Association for Commuter Transportation’s Transportation Demand Management – Certified Planner certification and a Cribs for Kids Women of Achievement Award. In 2019, Lisa Kay received the ACT President’s Award for Extraordinary Service, and in 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association’s Superstars of Transit: Distinguished Service Award for Community Service.
MPM (Masters of Public Management)
Carnegie Mellon University
BA, Political Science
Indiana University of PA