Lauren Isaac has been named manager of sustainable transportation in the San Francisco, California office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization.
In her new position, Isaac works with transportation organizations to help advance strategies, practices, and technologies to meet current and future transportation needs through approaches such as transportation demand management, improved asset management practices, and alternate transportation modes. As part of this role, she is serving as Parsons Brinckerhoff’s project manager for the Bay Area’s 511 Rideshare program.
Isaac previously served as director of business relations at Alta Bicycle Share in San Francisco, responsible for leading business development, marketing, and sponsorship activities. From 2006 to 2013, she was manager of transit effectiveness and management at Parsons Brinckerhoff, serving as project manager or task leader on transportation industry consulting engagements throughout North America. She also co-founded and served as chief executive officer of Next Insight Transportation Software, a transportation software company developing solutions for transit agencies.
Isaac received master of engineering and bachelor of science degrees in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University. She is a member of the American Public Transportation Association, Women’s Transportation Seminar, San Francisco’s Market Street Railway, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Parsons Brinckerhoff develops and operates infrastructure around the world, with approximately 14,000 employees working with clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia-Pacific regions. The firm offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for transportation, power, mining, water/wastewater, and community development projects (www.pbworld.com).