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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.

UX: the next big thing for transit?

05 January 2017

Los Angeles is on the cusp of change. With new infrastructure projects in the pipeline, what could the city's transit agencies learn from user experience (UX) research?

In 2016, Los Angeles opened a new rail line to the beach, extended the Gold Line light rail system and introduced bikeshare to five of its cities. The future looks positive, with Measure M (a recently approved half-cent sales tax) set to fund a number of large-scale rail and road projects over the next fifty years. 

India's smart cities challenge

07 December 2016

Pune is a major Indian city, the second largest in the western state of Maharashtra. It is a wonderful example of the vibrancy, excitement and ancient culture for which India’s cities are famous, but it suffers from all the social problems that come with the energy and color, too.

Supporting infrastructure transactions around the world

25 August 2016

Steer Davies Gleave continues to support clients across the world involved in developing public private partnership infrastructure projects across the sector, including highways, railways, ports and logistics, airport and urban transit infrastructure. In addition to our support on traffic and revenue studies, Steer Davies Gleave has provided technical advisory services on multiple infrastructure projects reaching financial close worth a total of over US$32 billion.

NYC’s 20m creates transportation challenges and opportunities

26 May 2016

New York City is home to 8.5 million people, with the population of the wider metropolitan area at over 20 million. As New York's population continues to grow, it raises questions on how the city will cope with such vast numbers. 

This population increase will create many significant changes to the city and will, ultimately, put more pressure on its transportation infrastructure.

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