Prof. John Nelson

Chair in Public Transport, ITLS, University of Sydney

The MaaS Blueprint for Regional Towns and Rural Hinterland

Prof John Nelson holds the Chair in Public Transport, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), University of Sydney, a renowned international centre for the latest thinking on the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management.

From 2007-2019 he was the Sixth Century Chair of Transport Studies in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Centre for Transport Research (CTR). Before moving to Aberdeen, he was Professor of Public Transport Systems in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University.

John is particularly interested in the application and evaluation of new technologies to improve transport systems as well as the policy frameworks and regulatory regimes necessary to achieve sustainable mobility. He is active in the ITS community and served as Scientific Director for the 11th ITS European Congress (June 2016). Currently, he is a member of the ITS Australia MaaS National Reference Committee and the newly established ASCE Technical Committee on MOD and MaaS.

John is Series Editor for Routledge’s Transport and Mobility and Transport and Society book series and an Editorial Board member of several leading journals. He is a co-author of Understanding Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Past, Present and Future (Elsevier, May 2020) and co-editor of Urban Form and Accessibility (Elsevier, December 2020) and The Routledge Handbook of Public Transport (Routledge, May 2021).

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