Stephen Glaister

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Stephen Glaister CBE (born 21 June 1946) is Professor of Transport and Infrastructure at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London where he is also director of the Railway Technology Strategy Centre, a former board member of Transport for London and director of the RAC Foundation. He is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has been an advisor to many transport-related organisations and committees since the late 1970s. He has been cited as an expert on transport policy.[1]

Professional life[edit]

Glaister has been the director of the Railway Technology Strategy Centre since 1998,[2] was a board member of Transport for London between 2000 and 2008[2] and was the director of the RAC Foundation from 2008 to 2015. He is currently the Chair of the Office of Rail and Road [3][4] He has published widely on transport matters and was awarded the CBE for services to public transport in 1998.[2] He has also published regarding the regulation of the water and gas industries.[2]

Past roles[edit]

  • Member, Joint Science Research Council/Social Science Research Council Transport Committee (1978 - 1980)[2]
  • Member, UK government first Advisory Committee on Trunk Road Assessment (1977 - 1981)[2]
  • Editor, Economica (1979 - 1982)[2]
  • Specialist Adviser to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Transport (1981-1983, 1988,1990)[2]
  • Non-executive Board member, London Regional Transport (1984 - 1993)[2]
  • Economic advisor, British Rail Policy Unit and InterCity strategy (1980 - 1993)[2]
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (1987 - 1999)[2]
  • Member, independent Review of Road Charging Options for London (ROCOL) (1998 - 2000)[2]
  • Economic adviser to the Rail Regulator (1993 - 2001)[2]
  • Economic Advisor, Office of Gas Supply (1996 – 2002)[2]
  • Advisor to Buses sub-group, Commission for Integrated Transport (1999 – 2003)[2]
  • Member, steering group for the Department of Transport’s National Road Pricing Feasibility Study (2003 - 2004)[2]


  1. ^ "'Pay-as-you-go' road charge plan". BBC News. 6 June 2005. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "STEPHEN GLAISTER CBE FICE PhD - cv" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-02-26. 
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  4. ^ "How are we governed". RAC Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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