Robert W. Poole Jr. is director of transportation policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow at Reason Foundation. Poole, an MIT-trained engineer, advised the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush administrations on infrastructure issues.
Poole has advised the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the White House Office of Policy Development, National Economic Council, Government Accountability Office and the Department of Transportation in numerous states. He has written hundreds of articles, papers and policy studies on privatization and transportation issues. His popular writings have appeared in national newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes and numerous other publications. He also has been a guest on network television programs such as “Good Morning America,” “NBC Nightly News,” “ABC World News Tonight” and “CBS Evening News.” Poole writes a monthly column on transportation issues for Public Works Financing.