Lucile Kellis

Lucile Kellis

Lucile leads the Data Science and Analytics market at Steer in North America, and is a noted expert in travel demand modeling with over 15 years’ experience in managing transit and rail demand forecasting projects. Recently, her focus has been on harnessing location-based services (LBS) cellphone data for travel demand modeling purposes. 

In New York and New Jersey, Lucile has managed prominent demand forecasting studies for the NYC DOT, the NY EDC, and for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Lucile has managed multiple studies harnessing the power of LBS data for transportation demand modeling purposes: She currently manages a North East Regional rail stations market assessment for Amtrak, and a market analysis project for the Tunnel and Bridges team of the Port Authority. Both include a large cellphone LBS data analysis component. She also managed for the NYC DoT a demand study for a proposed Staten Island Ferry to Midtown, and a behavioral study for evaluating public spaces. She serves as a senior advisor to the Transbay Market Assessment project for BART.  

Lucile has managed urban rail demand forecasting studies in North America, evaluating the demand, revenue, cost, and economic impacts of transportation systems. She was part of the team that led the NEC Rail NextGen Business Case for Amtrak in 2012, and she continues to provide her assistance to Amtrak as part of the on-going on-call contract between Steer and Amtrak. She recently completed an Intercity Passenger Rail Demand Forecasting Guidance for the FRA. She is currently the project director for two market analysis COVID recovery projects for Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor and Caltrans. 

Lucile joined Steer in January 2009 with its incorporation of the former transportation practice of Charles River Associates (CRA International). Prior to joining CRA, Lucile worked as a research assistant at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the East Japan Railway Company operating the Shinkansen HSR trains. She also interned in the Office of Economics and Strategic Analysis with the U.S. DoT.  

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