Abby Thorne-Lyman is the Program Manager for Transit-Oriented Development in the Real Estate and Property Development Department at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). She provides policy direction and strategic oversight of housing and commercial development on BART’s 250-acre real estate portfolio, and managed the creation of BART’s Affordable Housing Policy and Transit-Oriented Development Policy update in 2016.
Prior to her role at BART, Abby was the director of the national Center for Transit-Oriented Development, where she supported regional agencies in strategic planning for development near transit stations throughout the United States, and oversaw the publication of technical resources on best practices in transit-oriented development for the Federal Transit Administration.
Abby presently represents BART on the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee, and has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College.
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