Cathy LaFata is a Certified Transportation Planner and Manager with more than 25 years of experience. Cathy is the Northern California Transportation Planning Section Manager and Transit Market Sector Leader. As a consultant, she has managed NEPA clearances, transportation analyses, and conceptual design to support planning studies and project delivery for rail, highway, and bus transit improvements. She also supports transit agencies through their zero emissions initiatives. Cathy is an environmental justice (EJ) and Title VI subject matter expert, and engages in early and meaningful stakeholder and public involvement to help deliver successful projects. Cathy sits on the TRB EJ Standing Committee, APTA Planning, Policy and Program Development Committee, and APTA EJ Subcommittee.