Principal for Cities 21 smart mobility consultancy from 2001 to present. Invented and patented “smartphone instant carpooling.” Principal investigator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Transforming Office Parks into Transit Villages” study of personal rapid transit (PRT).
Conceived the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Climate Innovations Grant Program for the San Francisco Bay Area. Research consultant for Google Self Driving Cars from 2012 to 2013. Principal for Ultra Global PRT from 2007 to 2012.
Conducted last mile studies for Raleigh, Austin, San Jose Airport, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Edina, Microsoft, and the Oakland Airport. Published 18 peer reviewed reports for the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the EPA and other agencies on smart parking, smartphone instant ridesharing, transforming office parks, efficient cities of the future, mobility for suburban job centers and PRT concept and feasibility studies. Specialties include last mile studies, PRT feasibility studies and network design, Transportation Demand Management (TDM), multimodal travel demand forecasting, smartphone ridesharing applications and public policy.
Masters Degrees in Transportation Planning and Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University. Masters Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Bachelors Degree in Computer Science form U.C. Santa Barbara.