Philip Davies is a transportation economist who has over thirty years’ experience in market research, freight planning and intercity passenger transportation. This experience includes six years in strategic planning and marketing with the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and eighteen years as a Senior Economist with Transport Canada. After leaving Transport Canada, he served as Senior Consultant at the Vancouver, BC office of IBI Group. From November 2007 to September 2008 he was Vice President of Halcrow Consulting Inc. Mr. Davies is now the Principal of Davies Transportation Consulting Inc.
Mr. Davies’ experience spans the public and private sectors in market analysis, planning and logistics. While with Transport Canada, Mr. Davies managed the Department’s regional aviation forecasting program for Alberta, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. He also managed major comprehensive studies on freight and passenger transportation. In 2005, Mr. Davies served as Research Manager for the Federal/Provincial Task Force appointed by the Canadian and British Columbia governments to investigate port efficiency and industrial relations issues related to the withdrawal of services by drayage drivers in the summer of 2005.
Since starting his consulting career in 2006 Mr. Davies has completed over 40 projects, two thirds of these as Project Manager. These have included major studies on port operations, port trucking, goods movement and land use, intermodal facilities and shortline railways, economic analysis and program review, and aviation. Clients have included Transport Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the Ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Seattle and Portland, local governments, and private sector clients.
He holds an MA in Economics and a BA Hon. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and received a CITT Diploma in Transportation Management in 1995. Mr. Davies is currently Vice President External for the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, and is a member of the International Trade and Transportation Committee at the U.S. Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences. He also holds the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver Transportation Club.