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WeGo Public Transit announces two promotions

December 7, 2023 03:30 PM

WeGo Public Transit announces two promotions

NASHVILLE – WeGo Public Transit has promoted Lydia Benda to Director of Engineering, Construction, and Project Management and Kia Lewis to Senior Project Manager.

Benda joined WeGo in 2018 and has been managing infrastructure and stop-improvement projects at sites across Davidson County as part of the ongoing WeGo effort to improve both rider experience and increase transit service. She previously served as Traffic Engineer in the Traffic Management Center in Kane County, Illinois. Benda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.  She is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Tennessee and Illinois and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.


Lewis joined WeGo two years ago and has been managing several high-profile projects, including the construction of the Dr. Ernest Rip Patton Jr. North Nashville Transit Center and the renaming of the Elizabeth Duff Transit Center at WeGo Central. She previously served as Project Manager, Development and Engineering. Lewis has a Master’s Degree in Education in Aviation and a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Aviation, both from Middle Tennessee State University. She is Procore Project Management Certified by Procore Technologies, and Microstation certified by Bentley Systems of California.

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The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (Nashville MTA) and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) are operating bodies of WeGo Public Transit, which serves 26 local bus routes, nine regional bus routes, and one train serving Davidson and Wilson Counties. Visit

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