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Unlocking the potential of high-speed rail in California

11 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.

Hamilton LRT Moves Ahead

05 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.

Tags: LRT, Transit
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A guide to consistent evaluation

27 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.

Tags: Transit

Steve Van Beek, Director & Head of North American Aviation, featured in Reason Foundation

11 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.

Tags: Aviation

Culver City's Transit Oriented District (TOD) Vision Plan

26 June 2017

Craig Nelson, our Head of Technology, talks with The Planning Report regarding Culver City’s Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Visioning Plan. In the interview, Craig joins Councilmember Thomas Small to discuss how the City is working to create a transit-oriented vision for the next 10 years around the new Metro Expo line station in Culver City.

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