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About Schaller Consulting

Schaller Consulting offers expertise in urban transportation policy toward the goals of enhancing urban mobility, environmental sustainability and road safety. Established in 1998, Schaller Consulting specializes in taxi and vehicle-for-hire regulatory policy; strategies to develop and enhance sustainable, multi-modal urban transportation networks; application of road and parking pricing; use of performance metrics in program planning and evaluation; and integration of public engagement and market research with program and project planning.

Bruce Schaller, Principal of Schaller Consulting, is a widely recognized expert in these fields, with over three decades of experience working for government, for-profit and non-profit entities. He has consulted to local and regional transportation agencies throughout North America, held senior positions in the largest municipal transportation and taxi agencies in the United States and managerial responsibilities in the U.S.'s largest transit agency. Most recently, he served as a senior official in the New York City Department of Transportation, where he led two divisions in the agency's development and implementation of innovative, world-class programs on street design, traffic management, pricing and parking policy, bus rapid transit and performance measurement.

Schaller Consulting has been retained by local governments, transit and airport authorities across North America. Clients include public sector agencies in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Austin, Laredo, Rochester (NY) and Ottawa, Canada and in the Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Washington DC areas. Non-profit and private sector clients include the Regional Plan Association, the Design Trust for Public Space, transit advocacy groups, international unions and major banks.

Bruce Schaller has been cited by the New York Times as "an expert on transportation." NY1 News called him "one of New York's foremost transportation experts." The Washington Post cited him as a "nationally recognized expert in the cab business." The Financial Times of London referred to his Taxi Fact Book as the "indispensable" guide to the NYC taxicab industry.

If you are interested in discussing your needs and potential projects, please contact Bruce Schaller at bruceschaller2 "at" gmail.com.


App-based Ride Services: Present and Future

Recent reports exploring the cross-cutting issues that lie at the intersection of app-based ride services, traffic, transit and the future of urban transportation networks. The reports discuss how TNCs can contribute to the goals of public transit agencies, document TNC impacts on traffic and transit, analyze regulatory issues and address the path toward self-driving vehicles operating as shared taxi- and transit-like services.


Key published papers

Reports from the previous incarnation of Schaller Consulting (1998-2007) are available for:

The most popular reports are listed here.


NYCDOT reports

Reports of general interest to the transportation community published under my direction at NYCDOT: