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Steer Davies Gleave supports the development of a guidance document for intercity passenger rail ridership forecasting

12 December 2017

Steer Davies Gleave is supporting the Federal Railroad Administration in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in the development of a guidance document for intercity passenger rail ridership forecasting services to help facilitate the preparation of service development plans for passenger rail services spanning multiple states.

Supporting New York's new citywide ferry service

24 April 2017

New York’s first citywide ferry service, NYC Ferry, will be launching on May 1, 2017, one month ahead of schedule. To celebrate the arrival of the first three of 20 new vessels, Mayor Bill de Blasio took an inaugural ride aboard one of the new ferries and held a dedication ceremony at Pier 1 in Brooklyn on the morning of April 17.

The NYC Ferry service will launch on the new Rockaway route, which joins the existing East River route. Two other routes will open later this year with an additional two opening in 2018, completing the system. 

Lessons from across the pond: an interview with Laura Shoaf

26 January 2017

Born and educated in the US, Laura Shoaf now holds one of the UK’s top transportation jobs, Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM). We asked Shoaf whether the new transportation agenda there could offer any lessons for planners in North America. 

The UK has seen a major shift in the way it approaches transportation planning in the last five to ten years. Rather than designing and delivering transit systems to achieve transportation outcomes, planners are now addressing wider social, environmental and economic issues.

Trudeau's promise of $125 billion for transportation infrastructure

14 June 2016

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election success and new approach to governance have Canada in the news the world over, but what does this mean for transportation and infrastructure?

Weather disruption and its effect on transit resilience

14 December 2015

With a record winter in Boston early this year, many questions have arisen on the transit system’s ability to maintain safe and reliable service during adverse weather. The MBTA suspended all services on three separate days this winter, and experienced delays throughout much of the harsh weather. So how can transit systems maintain resilience during extreme winters?

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