Lynda TranSenior Advisor

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Areas of focus
  • Transportation
  • Climate
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Georgetown University, Masters of Public Policy

  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Lynda Tran is a Senior Advisor to LSN’s national transportation, sustainability, and climate practices.

Lynda served most recently as Senior Advisor to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Director of Public Engagement for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In this role, she helped activate stakeholders to secure passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Lynda played a critical role in shaping the policies and programs that determine how more than $660 billion in historic resources are allocated in communities nationwide. She also represented DOT as the agency’s official designee to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, an especially significant effort in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising hate crimes against these communities.

A longtime organizer and communicator with more than two decades of experience in policy, advocacy, and campaigns, Lynda returned to DOT after co-founding 270 Strategies, where she developed public engagement strategies for clients across the globe, including the Environmental Defense Fund, Oxfam America, United Way Worldwide, FAMM, the Black Economic Alliance, and the Economic Security Project. Before serving in the Biden Administration, she was a senior strategist for Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy and served on the Board of Advisors for Higher Ground Labs and Battleground Texas. In addition to being a CBS News Political Contributor through the 2020 cycle, she led teams for Organizing for America, former Governor Tim Kaine, and SEIU.

Lynda attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Georgetown University where she received a master’s in public policy on International Policy and Development.