Bethany Whitaker

Senior Principal
Bethany understands how to make transit work.

Bethany has 25 years in the public transportation industry, with a focus on transit service development, design, and feasibility and financial analyses. She is skilled at interpreting data to influence project design as well as communicating complex information to communities and helping transit agencies articulate the tradeoffs associated with service design, serving different markets, and financial sustainability.

Bethany spent more than six years working in Asia, planning transportation services designed to move millions of people. From Madison, WI, to Wake County, NC, she's worked across the United States. An expert in state transit policy development, she has led or played a leading role in two transformative statewide transit policy studies as well as several state-level human service transportation policy studies.


M.P.P., Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

B.A., History and Chinese Studies, Tufts University