James Reynolds

Name: James Reynolds

Title: Research Fellow

Affiliations: Public Transport Research Group, Monash University

James Reynolds is a Research Fellow with the Public Transport Research Group. He is a licensed engineer with over nine years of experience in consulting engineering in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada in the areas of road safety, transportation planning and traffic engineering.

Together with Professor Graham Currie, James has undertaken research into trams in Melbourne which quantified the safety benefits of new and emerging tram stop designs, examined the operational and safety impacts of hook turns, and modelled the impacts of different ticketing systems on ridership, fare revenues and costs.

James was awarded the William W Millar Award for the Best Research Paper at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Public Transportation in 2013 together with Professor Currie and Dr Alexa Delbosc for a paper comparing tram/streetcar stop dwell times in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto, Canada. This work provides insight into the impacts of different vehicle designs, stop designs and fare control systems on operations.

James is currently undertaking his PhD at Monash University on exploring public policy analysis, implementation theory and decision making frameworks in public transport priority.

B Eng (Hons), University of Melbourne 2004

Dip Music (Prac),  University of Melbourne 2004

M Traffic, Monash University 2010

M Transport, Monash University 2010

P. Eng, Ontario 2014

2013 – William W Millar Award – Best Research Paper at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Public Transportation

US Transportation Research Board – Committee AP075 Light Rail Transit – Young Member

US Transportation Research Board – Committee AP075 (3) International developments in Light Rail Transit – Secretary

PT Publications
  1. Reynolds, J., Currie, G., Rose, G. & Cumming, A. (2018). Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Perspectives on Streetcar Priority. Presented at the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA.
  2. Delbosc, A., Reynolds, J., Marshall, W., & Wall, A. (2018). American Complete Streets and Australian SmartRoads: What Can We Learn from Each Other? Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2672, pp. 166-176.
  3. Turner, B., Lydon, M., Reynolds, J., & Sobhani, A. (2017). Understanding road safety problems, in Traffic engineering management 7th edition (ed. Delbosc, A. & Young, W.), Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
  4. Reynolds, J., Currie, G., Rose, G. & Cumming, A. (2017). Moving beyond techno-rationalism: new models of transit priority implementation. Presented at the Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017, Auckland, NZ.
  5. Napper, R., Fridman, I., Reynolds, J. (2017). Balancing level of service for a battery-electric university intercampus shuttle bus. Presented at the Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017, Auckland, NZ.
  6. Currie, G., Reynolds, J., Naznin, F., Law , J. (2017). Exploring the Safety Performance of Tram Roundabouts. Presented at the Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA.
  7. Currie, G., & Reynolds, J. (2016). Evaluating Pay-on-Entry Versus Proof-of-Payment Ticketing in Light Rail Transit. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2540, pp. 39-45.
  8. De Gruyter, C., Currie, G., Reynolds J., Peel, V. & Yang, Y. (2016). Benchmarking public transport for international tourists in Queensland cities. Presented at the Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016, Melbourne, Australia.
  9. Currie, G., Delbosc, A., & Reynolds, J. (2012). Modeling Dwell Time for Streetcars in Melbourne, Australia, and Toronto, Canada. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2275, pp. 22-29.
  10. Currie, G., & Reynolds, J. (2011). Managing Trams and Traffic at Intersections with Hook Turns, safety and operational impacts. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2219, pp. 10-19.
  11. Currie, G., & Reynolds, J. (2010). Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety at Light Rail Stops in Mixed Traffic. Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2146, pp. 26-34.