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A Trusted Advisor

Jim's pioneering market research into “Smart Highways” & Vehicle Telematics — i.e., Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) related to Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) — is referenced in senior executive publications such as A Governor's Guide to Intelligent Transportation Systems and was cited by Apogee Research as “…the most full discussion of [ITS/CVO] direct agency benefits…and penetration rates”. Other long-term impacts of Jim's insights can be seen in subsequent work by others such as within a variable pricing study for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (2005), by supply chain researchers at both M.I.T. (2004) and California PATH (Partnership for Advanced Transit & Highways) in 2002, and via reference to Jim's work in the article Technologies for Logistics, which was published as part of the 2012 SIDT engineering conference in Europe.

Industry Recognition

Jim is a Leadership Fellow of the Eno Transportation Foundation (the national leader in policy & professional development for the transportation industry), having been named by them to their initial class of such honorees. Jim has also spoken about innovative transportation-related technologies during convention sessions at: the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (part of the National Academy of Sciences and attended by 12,000+ transportation professionals from around the world); and the Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Society of America's Annual Meeting (now, ITS America and the ITS World Congress tradeshows). Elsewhere, he has presented at the the Purdue Road School Expo (established in 1914); and at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. where he spoke about the Federal role in commercializing high speed rail & MAGLEV system technology — primary research that Jim led while collaborating with international experts, including those from the French Embassy (home nation of the then world's fastest TGV bullet train), Capitol Hill, and from the public policy group of the American Society of Civil Engineers, among others. Jim also successfully served a term as elected Chair of the County Road Association of Michigan's statewide Roadsoft Asset & Safety Management Software Advisory Committee – a 22-person statewide advisory team and technical focus group guiding 3rd-party creators of innovative software designed to help Michigan's local agencies better use limited funding resources. During the first 9-months of Jim's leadership and outreach activities to decision-makers, use of this innovative product increased 77%.

Professional Books

  • Chen, K., Maki, R., Kavalaris, James (1994), “The Michigan Initiative” A contributed chapter for Artech House's book Advanced Technology for Road Transport: IVHS and Advanced Transport Telematics, edited by Ian Catling, December 1994, London, England (still available at

Journal Articles

  • Kavalaris, James, Sinha, K.C. (1995), “Intelligent Vehicle Highway System Commercial Vehicle Operations: Perceptions, Needs, and Concerns of Indiana-Based Interstate Motor Carriers,” Transportation Research Record No. 1511, Issues in Marine, Intermodal, & Motor Carrier Transportation, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C. pp.34-41.
  • Kavalaris, James, Sinha, K.C. (1993), “Institutional Issues Related to the Application of IVHS (ITS) Technologies to Commercial Vehicle Operations in the State of Indiana,“ Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Society of America, April 14-17, 1993, Washington, D.C.
  • Maki, R., DeVaughn, D., Kavalaris, James, Bair, M., Ervin, R., (1991), “The Metropolitan Transportation Center (MTC),” Record of the 2nd Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference, IEEE and SAE, October 20-23, 1991, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Maki, R., Kavalaris, James (1991), “IVHS D.I.R.E.C.T.—MDOT's Driver Information Radio Experiment for Communication Technologies.” Michigan Technology Update. October 1991.
  • Maki, R., Kavalaris, James (1991), “The Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Center and Operational Field Test Program for IVHS” presented to the American Society of Civil Engineers' 2nd International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering, August 18-21, 1991, Minneappolis, Minnesota.

Jim is also the author & primary facilitator of infrastructure telematics / operations plans that have effected positive change in 14 cities encompassing 21 million people; yielding local fuel savings, enhanced commercial transport productivity, cleaner air, and reduced incident congestion / driver frustration due to faster incident response via regional integrated traffic management, E-911 call centers, and enhanced emergency dispatch center coordination.

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