Cambridge Systematics (CS) recently added two senior leads to its Transit + Shared Mobility Practice with Satyen Patel, National Asset Management Lead, and Dalia Leven, National Planning Lead for Transit + Shared Mobility.
Before joining CS, Patel served as the Program Manager and Director of Asset Management at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), where he was responsible for establishing, evolving and leading the Asset Management Program across the agency’s five modes of transportation. At CS, Patel will apply his understanding of operations, maintenance and capital investment strategy to bring global best practices in asset management to help clients increase system safety assurance and asset reliability through systems engineering processes.
Leven is based in the Washington, D.C., region and comes to CS with 14 years of experience helping transportation agencies across the country plan for future mobility, most recently at AECOM. Leven brings her background in transit planning and travel demand forecasting to this role in an effort to help mobility providers better serve their riders. Some of her latest work includes developing a strategic plan for a major regional bus system, studies analyzing the potential impacts of emerging transportation technologies in urban areas, and supporting agencies to make smart decisions about transit investments at the corridor and system level.
“Now more than ever, transit agencies need support in providing equitable mobility solutions, managing their assets more effectively, and evolving their service and operations delivery strategies,” says Herbert Higginbotham, Transit + Shared Mobility National Practice Lead. “We’re excited to have Satyen and Dalia join CS in these new roles to continue advancing our growing Transit + Shared Mobility portfolio and ultimately help our clients navigate the uncertain path to moving mobility forward.”