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John Niles is President of Global Telematics, an independent, non-partisan policy research consultancy based in Seattle, Washington since 1982. He does research, design, planning, and evaluation of policies and actions for transportation improvement. He also holds appointed positions as a Research Associate with Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University, and as Research Director for the Seattle-based non-profit think-and-do tank, Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions, CATES. Niles’ research interests include connected electric vehicle deployment, traffic operations management, and public transit productivity. He educates and advises on the many ways that communications and transportation interact, including teleworking, electronic service delivery, computerization and wireless communications in cars, and travel value assessment (the last means deciding whether to go or not). Niles has always focused on planning methods that recognize the interaction of technology and markets with government policy. Published results from his work have covered the private sector influences on public policy from retail and consumer service firms, and from the freight and logistics industry. He is well known around Seattle as an opponent of what the Sound Transit regional rail and bus agency is doing with vast sums of taxpayer money to make mobility worse. Early in his career Niles brought private sector productivity improvement concepts into the city government operations, and before that, 1971-74, he served as a maintenance management officer in Navy anti-submarine aircraft squadron VP-26. He is co-author of The New Management (McGraw-Hill, 1976) and many technical reports and articles. He is a frequent public speaker, and maintains an eclectic online presence via Twitter with over a thousand followers. He earned a master’s degree in business at Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, and a bachelor’s in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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