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Robert James

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Robert James - Executive Consultant & Innovation Advisor - Ross & Barruzini (MACRO)

Robert is an Executive Consultant & Innovation Advisor for such companies as Ross & Baruzzini and Streetscope supporting dozens of initiatives around the world.  He is a thought leader in guiding the implementation of Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) vehicles in multi-modal operations around the country. These include the design, build, operations and maintenance of fixed and on-demand service for DOTs, Port Authorities, transit agencies, universities and airports. He coordinates Connected Vehicle (CV) and Mobility as a Services (MaaS) applications in Smart Cities implementing emerging mobility solutions.He was awarded the NYC MTA Genius Challenge award for use of Ultra-wideband technology for train control.

Robert has 30 years of technology and engineering experience in areas such as autonomous vehicle applications, transportation research and multi-modal trip planning analysis. Robert was most recently at First Transit as Vice President Technology & Innovation and at HNTB as the Chief Engineer of Emerging Mobility.  Previously, he was Director Technology Services for 12 years at New Jersey Transit.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master of science in electrical engineering from John Hopkins University. James has five children and resides with his wife in Odessa, FL.