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26th 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.

Industry insights
23rd January 2017

Commuting is something the vast majority of adults have to contend with on a daily basis and, with average commutes taking at least 30 minutes, the morning journey plays a key role in setting the tone for our workday.  

Industry insights
North America
5th 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. 

Industry insights
North America
20th December 2016

Movement Matters is a series of meet-ups, presented by Steer Davies Gleave, exploring how transportation shapes and influences the cities we live in. 

Our first series of meet-ups take place in Los Angeles, where we share a program of insightful discussions on some of the most current topics in the industry, including technology, Mobility as a Service, behavior change, wayfinding systems, and transit funding. 

Industry insights
North America
7th 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.

Industry insights
Asia Pacific
6th October 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Whalen who joins to lead the firm’s business development and operations in North America.  

Press releases
20th September 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen D. Van Beek, Ph.D. who joins us to lead the development of a North American aviation practice from our new office in Washington DC.

Stephen has a distinguished career as a professor, senior government official and management consultant focusing on policy and regulatory services as well as strategic and business planning. 

Press releases
Aviation
25th 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.

Industry insights
North America
10th August 2016

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users in a community. When creating Complete Streets, priorities need to be balanced between a variety of demands including traffic operations, public safety and health, social equity, and quality of life.

Industry insights
North America
26th July 2016

When thinking about moving groups of people from one destination to another, trains, buses, and airplanes are usually the first things that come to mind. Often overlooked, however, is how large groups of people navigate vertically through our urban environments. How do crowds access and move through stations? How should we design elevator systems for large office buildings? How can we plan for more unique purpose elevators?

Industry insights
North America

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