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July 2014

Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset

Nine industry experts weigh in on key transportation topics. Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.

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.

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 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.

August 2009

TriMet to build first multi-use transit bridge in U.S.

TriMet has chosen a cable-stayed bridge type and is in the design phase in its work on a bridge that will connect both sides of the Williamette River with transit and pedestrian access.

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