Patti is a nationally known expert in paratransit, coordination/mobility management, rural/small urban public transit, and tribal transit. She has more than 30 years of experience in planning, operations, and program management. Her operational experience and knowledge of federal and state transit funding programs have proved to be invaluable in providing assistance to transit agencies and state DOTs with compliance, regulatory, and funding issues.
Before joining Nelson\Nygaard, Patti served as executive director of the National Rural Transit Assistance Program; as a consultant at Multisystems and then TranSystems; and as a Paratransit Manager. She also held key positions at Boston’s MBTA and Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Transportation. Patti is a member of the TRB Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation Committee.