Global Telematics is proud to be hosting the Ridesharing Institute's Pooling Imperative project
on our company web server: Pooling-Imperative.org
Global Telematics is a research and consulting firm that approaches opportunities and problems in individual, organizational, and community performance with deep technology understanding and a policy perspective.
Our viewpoint expressed in our consulting services encompasses both information and communications technology (ICT or telematics) as well as transportation (physical movement).
We do analysis, design, planning, presentations, and training for businesses large and small, think tanks, government agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, regional planning organizations, non-profit civic associations, and many others.
We have been in continuous operation under the name "Global Telematics" since 1986. Jump to what's new.
1-206-781-4475 in North America
other contact information
A different "Global Telematics" with whom we have no relationship is a vehicle tracking service in South Africa. See http://www.globaltelematics.co.za/
Click here to go to PITF, Public Interest Transportation Forum
--- John S. Niles, President
Click here to offer a comment, including error reports, on anything you read on this site.
Global Telematics works on fixing traffic congestion in urban locations. We participate in the Regional Traffic Operations Committee of Puget Sound Regional Council, and we have recently worked with Siemens ITS in Tukwila, Washington on regional signal synchronization.
John Niles wrote a summary short essay on Fighting Traffic Congestion with Traffic Operations Management (T-Ops) for The Seattle Times.
Telecommuting, Intelligent Transportation, and other aspects of how telecom affects transportation are covered in the Discovery Institute Inquiry report, "Technology & Transportation: The Dynamic Relationship," September 2001 by John Niles. Download in PDF here.
Global Telematics was project manager for the King County Council's Tunnel Team looking at the performance implications of the policy choice between Bus Rapid Transit and Light Rail in the unique Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.
Flexible instant ridesharing, as first presented at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. A new approach to public transportation. Other web links have been added since.
John Niles participated during 2005 in a review of U.S. transportation planning sponsored by the Albany, NY area metropolitan planning organization, the State of New York, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Observations from him and others on the results were presented to the January 2006 meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Is New Urbanism and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) an effective and efficient public policy approach to shaping urban land use and consumer travel behavior in the age of telematics? In partnership with Integrated Transport Research, Inc., we have been exploring this question since 1998 in a series of papers and presentations to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Planning Association (APA).
In July, 1999 we began an association with Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University to create a planning template for Transit Oriented Development. Project is described here. The final report, A New Planning Template for Transit-Oriented Development is now available.
Our work was featured in a series of El Pomar Policy Leadership Forums held in Colorado Springs. Sprawl and Congestion: Are Light Rail, High Density Living and “Transit-Oriented Development” the Answer? was held June 16-17, 1999. Agenda available here.
Last modified, January 14, 2024