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April 2014

Sustainable Service: Planning a Green(er) Line for Boston

The Green Line Extension will include seven new stations, the addition of 4.5 miles of light rail track and the development of two facilities, with emphasis placed on developing and implementing sustainable solutions wherever possible.

November 2013

Light Rail Projects Make Inroads in U.S., Beyond

We visit a sampling of projects, from Maryland MTA’s Purple Line, which was approved to be delivered via public-private partnership, to Perth, Australia, where a 14-mile network is being planned.

July 2013

2013 Consultant Roundtable: 8 Top Execs Talk Transit Trends

Many are calling for the next transportation authorization bill to include increased funding and a clear vision for how public transit will help be a part of the solution for the impending population boom in the coming years.

April 2013

Alternative Transit Project Delivery Offers Attractive Options

Although it is slow to take off in the U.S., there are plenty of possible benefits that could be derived through public-private partnerships, design-build and more. Experts are quick to point out, however, that it is not a magic bullet for completing construction projects.

July 2012

Consultant Roundtable: Industry Focusing On Gains

While it is easy to blame the lack of dedicated funding for slowing down projects and causing uncertainty, consultants remain optimistic that they can help public transit agencies fill the gap by utilizing its expertise from other regions around the world. Many are hopeful the younger generation entering the workforce will help grow public transit usage.

July 2012

Consultant Project Profile: AECOM

High-speed rail.

July 2011

Transit Funding, Elections Loom Large Over the Industry

With the lack of funding already beginning to take its toll, consultants believe the 2012 elections and pending reauthorization will play a huge role in how public transportation agencies are viewed down the road. Despite the outcome, many believe a new approach is needed for completing capital projects.

July 2009

Consultant Achievements

METRO highlights a sampling of consultant firms with descriptions of how they provide support and expertise. Includes detailed project information.

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