CTR researcher selected to participate in 2013 WTS international Leadership Program

Lisa Loftus-Otway, president of the Heart of Texas Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), was selected to be one of fourteen transportation industry professionals to participate in the 2013 WTS international Leadership Program. The program will be held February 3-7, 2013, at Rutgers State University. The National Transit Institute (NTI), located at Rutgers, provides logistical and programmatic support for the workshop. The program provides personal interaction with leading industry professionals who challenge the analytical and creative skills of participants as they tackle case studies and exercises dealing with the complex issues of people, policies and politics.

Lisa Loftus-Otway, attorney and counselor at law, has been in the transportation planning and policy realm for eight years. Her research specializes in transportation law, policy and planning, surface freight analysis, and land use and corridor planning. Lisa was invited to sit on a focus panel providing advice to Federal Railroad Administration for development of the National Rail Plan in 2010, and on Airport Cooperative Research Program Project Panel 02-18 during 2011. She co-teaches a multi-disciplinary graduate seminar class in Planning for Megaregions in the community and regional planning program at The University of Texas at Austin. Lisa is a Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV at the Center for Transportation Research, UT Austin.

Founded in 1977, the WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. For more information about the Women’s Transportation Seminar, International, visit (WTS):

For more information about the Heart of Texas chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, visit  

For more information about the National Transit Institute, located at Rutgers State University, visit

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