Topic : transit facilities

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Transit Facility Center Gives Help, Hope to Those 'With Nowhere to Go'

| April 17, 2018

Transit facilities — train stations, bus depots and transportation centers — are often the shelter of choice for people experiencing homelessness, especially when weather conditions make it too dangerous to stay outside.

5 Passive Design Strategies to Help Condition Transit Facilities

Sustainability| September 1, 2017

Establishing a function-first facility that then integrates passive design strategies can lead to more operationally and energy efficient transit facilities.

June 30, 2016

5 Transit Facility Design Elements to Boost Employee Health, Well-Being

Everyone needs to take a mental and physical break at some point in the workday, whether they’ve been concentrating on a computer screen, the road, or the underside of a bus, truck or train car. The tricky part for transit agencies is that each of these activities takes place in different surroundings, lighting conditions, room temperature and noise levels. With that in mind, consider the following factors in your facility design.

May 17, 2016

How Lighting Design Can Impact Transportation's Shift Workers

Shifts are long and varying, and facilities are often inadequate for transit employees to truly recharge and stay sharp on the job. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The quality of the environment within facilities can be designed to support shift workers and those with jobs that don’t follow traditional 9-to-5 schedules. Two key elements that can be utilized to support vehicle operator health; creating spaces with adaptability for varied activities and quality lighting that supports the adaptability of the space.

March 30, 2016

Introducing the Next Generation of Engineers, Architects to Careers in Transit

For many college engineering and architecture students, it’s probably a good bet that they have not given much consideration to careers in public transportation. Members of the SEPTA's Engineering, Maintenance and Construction Division have worked closely with Philadelphia-area university students to introduce them to job opportunities in the realm of mass transit.

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