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July 2013

How to Develop a Successful Transit Facility Project (Part II)

The final installment of the two-part series will focus on two significant decisions: selecting a contracting method and choosing an ideal design team.

July 2013

2013 Consultant Project Profiles

Profiles of light rail projects in Denver, Salt Lake City and San Diego

May 2013

Q&A with Denver RTD's Phillip A. Washington

Prior to Washington's transportation industry experience, he had a storied 24-year military career, retiring as a decorated active-duty U.S. Army soldier, having attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

May 2013

Denver RTD Generating Innovative Ideas to Fuel Expansion

Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.

December 2012

Preparing Rail Service for Special Events

Crowd control, ticketing and providing timely service can become challenging in the midst of large events. Establishing a command center, deploying volunteers and conducting outreach through the media can help.

September 2011

Job Pressures Beginning to Drive Rail Transit Agenda

Although nothing new, employment generation is the renewed focus of new federal and local spending on rapid transit projects.

July 2011

Consensus emerging on streamlining federal project reviews

Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.

June 2010

Public-private partnership to fund Denver rail expansion

The East Corridor rail line is part of the Denver Regional Transportation District's $2.3 billion Eagle P3 project to be funded by a public-private partnership. Electric multiple-unit commuter rail trains will carry passengers from downtown Denver to the Denver International Airport.

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