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John Miles. B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng, MICE, FCIHT
Ankerbold Consulting
Roseleigh, Northfield Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 0NB
Tel: 01453 832 974/ Mobile: 07711 161 734
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Website: http://www.ankerbold.co.uk
John Miles Dr John Miles has particular expertise in transport planning, transport research and public policy development, including experience in the development of government policies, leading European projects and of directing a large operational team. He brings 40 years’ experience in research, policy development and innovative projects in integrated transport.

Since 1988 John has been working with senior officials, politicians and stakeholders to deliver effective policies for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the road transport sector. Intelligent Transport Systems involve the application of information and communication technologies to transport operations with the objective of obtaining safety and efficiency gains of one kind or another.

John specialises in the organisational and institutional aspects of ITS, including public-private partnerships. He concentrates on the evaluation of policy options, organisational capability, inter-agency working and the management of change.

John is available for short-term assignments to advise on strategic aspects of deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in road network operations, particularly organisational capabilities, stakeholder requirements and inter-agency working. John is an experienced international conference chairman and facilitator of interactive workshops and focus groups.

In 2008 John was given an award for excellence by the organisation ITS United Kingdom (http://www.its-uk.org.uk/) for his contribution to the development and outreach of Intelligent Transport Systems.

Services Provided

  • High-level briefing and state-of-the art reports on the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the road transport sector.

  • Advice on the development of strategic plans for ITS at all levels of government, including analysis of ITS benefits, costs and other deployment issues.

  • Development of operational requirements for public-private partnerships and inter-agency operations in road network operations, in close collaboration with key players.

  • Training and briefing sessions on ITS in road network operations, including advice on strategic planning for ITS projects and the management of change.

  • Independent expert review and evaluation of ITS projects and research programmes.

  • Facilitation of small group workshops and larger forums for consensus-building, visioning and long-term planning.


Selected Achievements

  • EUROPEAN ACTION PLAN ON ITS
    John was appointed to advise the European Commission (DGs TREN, DG INFSO) on the priorities for deployment of ITS in Europe and the barriers to deployment, leading to proposals for a new action plan on ITS. He conducted a number of 1-to-1 interviews with senior stakeholders in industry, public authorities and service providers in support of this work.

  • WORLD ROAD ASSOCIATION (PIARC)
    From 2004-2008 John served as chair of the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee on Management of Network Operations. He coordinated the development of technical content for the World Road Association (PIARC) web site on Network Operations. Visit: www.piarc.org

    http://road-network-operations.piarc.org/

  • PIARC Handbook on Intelligent Transport Systems
    John was appointed lead editor for the 2nd edition of the PIARC ITS Handbook. The Handbook has been welcomed as an authoritative introduction to ITS and has been translated into French and Spanish. A Chinese translation was launched at the 14th ITS World Congress in Beijing on 10 October 2007. John is now retained as Technical Editor by ITS America for major revision of the Handbook which will go on-line mid-2014.

  • VISION 2030 STUDY
    John led the expert team for the “Vision 2030” project for the Highways Agency (England) looking at the potential roles of strategic highways in meeting long-term mobility needs of people and goods. Visit: www.transportvisions.org

  • ATLANTIC THEMATIC NETWORK
    John was instrumental in establishing and coordinating a trans-Atlantic network of ITS professionals from Europe, the USA and Canada, in the EC project ATLANTIC (2001-2003), with funding from the European Commission (DG INFSO), Transport Canada and the US DoT (FHWA).

  • FINLAND: ITS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
    Advisor on the development of ITS Information Infrastructures in Finland 2005. External reviewer for national programme of research on ITS-based information services 2007.

  • ENGLAND: National Traffic Control Centre
    John led the work on the operational specifications for the National Traffic Control Centre for England as part of the team working on the Private Finance contract.

  • G7 TRANSPORT SHOWCASE
    In February 1995 John was co-ordinator for an influential and pioneering showcase of Intelligent Transport Systems prepared for an audience of government ministers of the G7 (Group of Seven) leading industrial nations. The showcase was integrated with the G7 Conference on the future of the Information Society hosted by the European Commission. Distinguished visitors included Al Gore (then USA vice-President).


Recent Projects

  • World Road Association's (PIARC) Combined Web Resource on Road Network operations and Intelligent Transport Systems - view
  • Coventry University's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge - view
  • The ITS (UK) Practitioner's Guide to Europe - view
  • PI3LOTS Consortium Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal & Organisational Support for Implementation of the ITS Action Plan - view
  • Video Information Highway - view
  • Evaluator of Project Proposals, EU Framework Programmes (FP), Trans-European Network-Transport Programmes (TEN-T), Marco Polo Programme - view
World Road Association's (PIARC) Combined Web Resource on Road Network operations and Intelligent Transport Systems
Associate Editor for the update and adaptation of the World Road Association’s (PIARC) Handbook on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) into a web-based resource for transport professionals - and its integration with PIARC’s Road Network Operations
Coventry University's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge
Business Development support to facilitate the development of Coventry University's research strategy for it's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge.
The ITS (UK) Practitioner's Guide to Europe
A guide to Europe aimed at demystifying the part that European institutions play in the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
PI3LOTS Consortium Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal & Organisational Support for Implementation of the ITS Action Plan
To support the European Commission in implementing the Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan and Directive.
Most recent studyMost Recent Study: Public and Private Funding Frameworks for ITS Deployments
• Analysis: funding
Video Information Highway
Analysis, development and administration of a policy and legal framework for the Highway’s Agency to licence the re-use of traffic camera images by third parties in support of it’s core business aims.
Evaluator of Project Proposals, EU Framework Programmes (FP), Trans-European Network-Transport Programmes (TEN-T), Marco Polo Programme
Independent Expert Evaluation & Rapporteur for proposals submitted in the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP) of Research and Technological Development (FP5 to Horizon 2020), the EU's Trans European Network-Transport Annual and Multiannual Programmes,
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