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26th 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.

SDG in the news
North America
15th June 2017

The introduction of driverless cars has been the subject of thousands of words of analysis. Many of these analyses have concluded that this may lead to a decrease in conventional transit ridership. However, this discussion generally carries the assumption that buses won’t change. But what if we had driverless buses, too?

Drivers form a major part of transit operational costs: between 50% and 75%, depending on jurisdiction and local factors. As a result, transit agencies that switch to driverless buses could achieve major cost savings. 

Industry insights
Bus
22nd May 2017

Ricardo Montecino rejoins Steer Davies Gleave after almost five years working in the public sector, at the Executive Authority for the Metropolitan Public Transport (DTPM) in Santiago, Chile. He joins Steer Davies Gleave’s Latin American team as an Associate Director and will be based in their Santiago de Chile office.

Press releases
Latin America
19th May 2017

On Thursday, May 11 2017, Steer Davies Gleave hosted its third Movement Matters event in Los Angeles focused on wayfinding systems. 

We brought together two industry experts to explore how wayfinding can enhance the experience of place to help people explore their surroundings. The speakers highlighted wayfinding best practices and their recent experience working together to develop a comprehensive wayfinding system for the PATH, a sixteen-mile pedestrian tunnel system in Toronto connecting over 1,200 retailers.

Industry insights
North America
11th May 2017

The mass adoption of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) — often called automated, self-driving, or driverless vehicles — could radically change the way we travel and have a significant influence on the evolution of the urban and non-urban landscape. Without the need for human supervision or operation, every person will be a passenger, and cars will be able to drive with no occupants at all. This will give drivers more leisure time, widen mobility to citizens currently unable to drive, and improve road safety.

Industry insights
2nd May 2017

Long-term forecasting is a vital part of planning for new passenger rail projects, but what about the short term? Forecasting for the month, week, or even the day ahead is just as important. 

Industry insights
North America
24th 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. 

Industry insights
North America
19th April 2017

The transformation of transit infrastructure is happening across the US, even creating opportunities to develop new gateways and multimodal interchanges. But how do you create a step change in passenger experience, neighborhood benefit and operational resilience without damaging the current?

Industry insights
North America
12th April 2017

Sharon Daly our UK Managing Director has been featured in the latest issue of Local Transport Today. Steer Davies Gleave appointed Sharon as its first UK managing director last summer (read more here). In an interview for Local Transport Today she tells Andrew Forster why the new role was necessary and explains SDG’s areas of UK activity.

SDG in the news
6th April 2017

Low floor LRT is growing in popularity across North America, though it always raises the question of safety. So what best practice should the designers, planners and operators be implementing to ensure a safe interaction? 

The emergence of ‘urban style’ light rail transit (LRT) projects in North America, especially in Canada, has been noticeable over the past decade. As a rapid transit mode solution catering to intermediate ridership, the benefits of light rail reach far beyond efficient and practical people-moving. 

Industry insights
LRT
North America

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