Katherine O’Neil


M.C.R.P., Transportation and Computer Science, Harvard University, 1978
Bachelor of Science in City Planning, Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University, 1976

Professional Experience:

Founder and manager of a consulting firm specializing in management information systems and transportation systems analysis. In 1999, after 15 years of successful operation, the company restructured to focus on management consulting and transportation systems analysis. In 2006, KKO sold the transit and operations planning division to Edwards and Kelcey, now part of Jacobs Engineering Group. Since its formation, KKO has successfully undertaken numerous projects for various government and industry clients. Under her leadership, KKO has served as a sole consultant, or a project team member, for an international client base.

Ms. O’Neil manages specific projects for the company’s management consulting and professional services practice, including:

Boston & Maine Corporation North Billerica, Massachusetts
Information Services Manager, Commuter Service, 1982-1984

Designed and developed an online train reporting and equipment management system. Project leader for conversion of a Cost Reporting/Labor Allocation/Payroll package from an outside agency to in-house operations. Responsible for purchasing, setting up and training for a network of 10 IBM PC systems. Installed and implemented a telephone management system.

MultiSystems Incorporated Cambridge,Massachusetts
Transportation Systems Analyst, 1982

Principal analyst/programmer for development of an automated crew scheduling system for New Jersey Transit Corporation.

Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments Albuquerque, New Mexico
Consultant, 1981-1982

Project Manager for analysis of a systemwide transit survey, and for the development of a computerized bus route ridership forecasting system.

Charles River Associates Boston, Massachusetts
Research Associate, 1980-1981

Project Manager for development of transit ridership verification procedures for Pennsylvania DOT. Programmer and analyst on rapid transit planning study for Baltimore’s North Corridor. Project Manager for various other federally funded transit evaluation and research projects.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston, Massachusetts
Transportation Planner & Systems Analyst, 1978-1980

Principal Analyst for development of SENTRY MIS to monitor and evaluate transit route performance. Organized and monitored systemwide field survey of bus ridership, coordinated and supervised data analysis to provide data base for service planning studies. Analyzed route modifications and new route proposals; provided technical support for special surveys and studies.

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Assistant, 1977-1978

Developed air pollution and energy consumption models to evaluate automobile use management strategies. Contribute on projects to analyze future automobile ownership patterns, and vehicle restraint strategies.

Michigan Department of Transportation Lansing, Michigan
Intern, 1976

Participated in an experimental computer mapping project for transportation networks.

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