Jim Whitty, JD
Transportation policy expert Jim Whitty is recognized globally for his road pricing innovation and road usage charging (RUC) expertise. His unmatched knowledge in the pay-per-mile methodology has even given way to his nickname at the firm, “The Godfather of RUC.”
He brings experience as an executive making policy recommendations and design and implementation decisions, including strategic engagement with legislators, stakeholders, and the public, for road pricing programs. Jim also brings policy analysis and extensive interaction with policy bodies to enact legislation and regulation in transportation and environmental affairs.
Recently, Jim was responsible for the conceptualization and direction of all aspects of RUC in Oregon’s 14-year journey through two cutting-edge pilot programs and legislative enactment of the first operational light vehicle per-mile RUC program in the United States.
Oregon’s RUC pilot program is Jim’s proudest professional accomplishment because it entailed “performing the pivotal role in passage of the first operational per-mile road usage charge program in the United States. I led Oregon's groundbreaking policy and program from conceptual development through strategy, technical development, testing, communications, advocacy, legislative enactment to operations,” he says.
CDM Smith has the savvy, moxie and girth to make my life's work in road-usage charging happen across the world.