Grush Niles Strategic works with both private and public sector interests seeking to establish or expand automated mobility services. We help plan, develop, market, and grow vehicle fleets including autonomous road vehicle systems for high quality, on-demand public mobility. We help organizations to:

  • Rebalance transit planning for ridership and coverage growth given the disruption of vehicle automation (both robotaxis and roboshuttles);
  • Plan for sustainable vehicle automation by breaking through the constraints of what is feasible for transit given today’s technology
  • Develop plans to increase ridership by provisioning and managing first/last mile solutions using automated vehicles;
  • Preserve community values, social equity and access as transit systems move toward a new mixture of automated shuttles and traditional buses;
  • Develop plans for parking management (pricing, attrition, re-location, re-purposing) as automated vehicles begin to erode private vehicle use;
  • Revitalize traditional bus and existing rail for continued deployment with commercial, automated fleets;
  • Minimize job loss and encourage job growth by focusing on service growth;
  • Plan ways to migrate to new job descriptions and job growth from the potential of increased ridership on automated shuttles;
  • Develop plans for P3 fleet management and fleet ownership;
  • Achieve sooner and tighter coordination of robotic travel-areas and related parking downscaling;
  • Use behavioral economics to help drivers to abandon private car ownership.

Our overriding goal is always to find ways to design, fund, and build automated transportation networks so that our cities and regions stay livable and productive.


Pathways to Transportation as a Service

Contact us:
USA:         John Niles
Canada:  Bern Grush

BG_headshot_in_front_of_Ontario_ParliamentBern Grush is an innovator, speaker and author for autonomous vehicles, parking reform, road pricing and transportation demand management. He has developed patents and technologies for telemetrics for autonomous road tolling, self-paid parking, HOT tolling and usage-based insurance. His work with ISO standards included the innovation and launch of the charging-performance standard for autonomous road and parking tolling systems*. Since 2004, Bern has published over 400 papers, articles, and blogs regarding road and parking pricing and autonomous vehicles. He co-authors to promote accessible, public fleets of self-driving vehicles. Bern holds degrees in Human Factors and Systems Design Engineering from the Universities of Toronto and Waterloo. He lives in Toronto, Canada.  (* ISO-TS-17444)


John Niles for GNA siteJohn Niles
 founded the independent, nonpartisan policy consultancy (Global Telematics) focused on research, design, planning and evaluation of policies and actions for transportation improvement. He holds appointments as Research Associate with Mineta Transportation Institute (San Jose State University) and Research Director for the Seattle-based nonprofit think-tank, Center for Advanced Transportation and Energy Solutions (CATES). 
John co-authored The New Management (McGraw Hill, 1976), and numerous technical reports and articles. He is co-author of End of Driving and maintains an eclectic online Twitter presence for 2,000 followers. To prepare him for the transportation uncertainty side of Grush Niles’ work, John earned a BMath from MIT, an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, and has studied successful (and less successful) transportation plans since 1989. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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