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11th September 2017

Steer Davies Gleave was part of the team appointed to provide Preliminary Design & Engineering (PDE) services for the Hurontario LRT project. We produced 22km at-grade urban style LRT alignment designs and a set of complementary complete street designs to respond to the Corridor Vision to transform the Hurontario corridor into a vibrant, higher density corridor with new developments and neighborhoods focussing on new LRT stops.

Major opportunities for convenient transfer to other transit, including the regional GO Rail network were also addressed.

SDG in the news
North America
30th August 2017

After years of working on projects in Panama from our Latin-American offices, Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce that we have opened a new office in Panama City.

Press releases
Latin America
29th August 2017

Steer Davies Gleave is one of the preeminent rail and transit consulting groups in North America, working globally for government and national rail agencies, infrastructure managers, operating companies, rolling stock manufacturers, leasing companies and investors. We have the skill, experience and versatility to analyze virtually any issue present within the rail industry; to provide strategic advice, to generate technical solutions, and to support practical implementation.

Industry insights
North America
23rd August 2017

Steer Davies Gleave and KPMG have teamed up for this three-part series that seeks to better understand the potential impacts of AVs on parking demand, location, operation, and revenues. This series includes an in-depth review of potential outcomes, timings, and alternative futures. You can read the first article here.

Industry insights
Digital
11th August 2017

Two ambitious plans are being progressed for high-speed rail systems across California and Nevada. Could a 54-mile section of track along the High Desert Corridor be the key to unlocking the full potential of both?

Throughout the US, and in California in particular, plans for high-speed rail are being progressed. The most advanced are the California High-Speed Rail, with Phase 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and XpressWest, between Las Vegas and Victorville.

Industry insights
North America
5th August 2017

The Hamilton LRT project, in Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, made a significant step forward earlier this month, gaining approval for its Environmental Project Report (EPR) by the Provincial Government on August 3rd. This news has opened the way for a Public Private Partnership (P3) procurement phase to proceed to detailed discussions with short-listed bidders. Construction is planned to begin in 2019, and the LRT is set to open in 2024.

SDG in the news
LRT, Transit
North America
3rd August 2017

This Research & Innovation project set out to compare the construction costs of Metro and Light Rail systems.

We assembled cost data for forty systems worldwide, twenty of each type. The comparison was based on estimates of the construction cost per kilometre of line.

It showed, not surprisingly, that costs for Metro were higher than for Light Rail, but also that the picture is more complicated than that.

There are wide cost variations within each type of system, and these seem to be due to factors such as:

27th July 2017

Transit system performance directly impacts how cities and regions grow and prosper. As a result, transit improvements are increasingly being framed as more than a means to facilitate reliable and timely movement of people and goods.

Industry insights
Transit
North America
21st July 2017

Our internal Research and Innovation programme exists to empower staff to ask demanding questions about what we do and how we do it, and to invest time and energy in developing new methods and answers. We host meetings every two weeks for people to bring ideas and sound them out with colleagues. Everyone is encouraged to be original, creative or just plain eccentric at this stage: we believe that even the strangest of ideas can lead to fresh ways of doing things.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
11th July 2017

Steve Van Beek, Director & Head of North American Aviation, developed a robust report for the Reason Foundation outlining how “remote towers” may be the answer to keeping smaller airports operational. However, with ongoing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) budget problems and no current program, the path forward remains unclear.

Industry insights
Aviation
North America

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