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How Alternative Delivery is Helping Build Seattle Rail Project
How can transit enhance the customer experience?
How open-source platforms helped 2 agencies manage real-time info

How open-source platforms helped 2 agencies manage real-time info

Many agencies still rely on expensive proprietary software for trip planning and real-time customer information, which present such issues as lack of user-friendly interfaces and a concomitant price structure in which license renewals and software modifications generally cost in the thousands annually.

February 28, 2017

Seattle's Floating Bridge is High-Tech Light Rail Link

Seattle's Floating Bridge is High-Tech Light Rail Link

The I-90 Track Bridge is part of the East Link project, a 14-mile extension of Sound Transit’s Link light rail system from downtown Seattle to Redmond scheduled to begin revenue service in 2023.

April 25, 2018

How Microtransit Can Help Solve Slowing Ridership
Consultant Roundtable Part 2: D'Orazio, Hakim, and Purkis on future transit
2017 Rail Project Focus: Detroit, Phoenix, and Seattle

2017 Rail Project Focus: Detroit, Phoenix, and Seattle

An in-depth look at the recently completed QLine streetcar in Detroit, as well as rapid expansions and community support for Ariz.’s Valley Metro Rail and Seattle’s Sound Transit, where both agencies are spearheading aggressive plans to grow their rail systems.

June 12, 2017

King County Metro, MV Transportation Win Innovative Solutions Award for Accessibility
First Hill Streetcar Launch Moves Seattle Closer to Connected System
8 Open Source Benefits Every Agency Should Know

8 Open Source Benefits Every Agency Should Know

Lower cost is one of the chief reasons agencies should consider open source, which unlike proprietary licensed software, is a base platform that any agency can use free of charge and adapt to meet its specific needs.

September 13, 2017

Consultant Achievements-Parsons Brinckerhoff

Consultant Achievements-Parsons Brinckerhoff

Founded by: William Barclay Parsons Year Founded: 1885 Employees: 14,000 (worldwide) Headquarters: New York City Head Executive: George J. Pierson, President/CEO Website: www.pbworld.com

June 17, 2010

Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Metal scavengers have stolen copper wires from SEPTA's tracks. The agency is spending up to $500,000 yearly to repair and replace the damaged equipment.

June 15, 2012

APTA TRANSform Wraps Up Successful Return
2015 Top Rail Project Cost Reaches $91B

2015 Top Rail Project Cost Reaches $91B

New York City Transit tops this year’s list with $16.5 billion, while several projects, including the Second Avenue Subway and Sound Transit’s University Link, hit major milestones. Meanwhile streetcars continue to make an impact, with one from 2014 successfully launching and three more set to open in the next year or two.  

June 17, 2015

Women In Transportation: Cathy Strombom
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