John Foote is a visiting lecturer in Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell and a senior fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Over the last several years he has been engaged in looking at funding of transportation. John was a co-founder at a transportation engineering company, specializing in "intelligent transportation systems and services," such as electronic toll collection. He also has twelve years of experience as a public finance banker both in the United States and Asia. John holds a Master of Public Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University. He serves on the boards of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Aresenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA and the Sigma Chi Greystone Foundation.