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24th February 2016

Like many people, I'm obsessed with data. For me it's cycling data — every ride I do gets uploaded to Strava and examined for personal records, average speeds and elevation gains. Each ride will bring a new insight and I can even compete for digital badges. But what if all this data, all this effort, could be rewarded tangibly? Let's say you commute to work by bike a couple of times a week, saving four single occupancy trips. What if you UberPool’d to work on one of those days?

Industry insights
North America
15th January 2016

Infrastructure planners have the experience and tools to quantify improvements to travel times and hence changes in transit ridership. However, the public and decision makers are more likely to be interested in the impact of infrastructure on the economy, the environment and society, and planners will need to be persuasive of the benefits of infrastructure investment in these areas.

Industry insights
North America
7th January 2016

Steer Davies Gleave has been an active player in transportation infrastructure developments in Latin America for over 30 years. Here we provide a quick snapshot of developments in some of our key Latin American markets.

Chile
Santiago de Chile was the first city in Latin America to implement an urban toll road system. Over the years, SDG has worked extensively with a number of investors, such as Autopista Central, Costanera Norte, Vespucio Sur and Radial Nor Oriente on these toll road projects.

Industry insights
29th December 2015

Automatic vehicle location (AVL) and automatic passenger counting (APC) systems are becoming increasingly popular with transit systems, large and small. These data collection systems are hugely beneficial when considering customer service, planning and performance management, but how do you define your needs?

Industry insights
North America
22nd December 2015

Who? What? When? Where? TDM professionals face many decisions when developing new engagement campaigns. Where to target a campaign, and what messaging to use are significant considerations, alongside available resources, campaign length and audience.

Census and local travel data can provide some context for population density, demographics and travel behavior but leave unanswered questions about what types of people reside in an area, and how best to engage with them.

Industry insights
North America
14th 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?

Industry insights
North America
14th December 2015

In November 2015, Steer Davies Gleave marked the completion of its second year managing Go Glendale, the transportation management association (TMA) for Glendale, CA.

During our first year, SDG relaunched the organization with a new brand and website, boosted membership and became involved in the City’s Pedestrian Safety taskforce, the Chamber’s Transportation Subcommittee.

Press releases
North America
14th December 2015

Steer Davies Gleave recently led the first ever comprehensive review of passenger rail infrastructure in California. Our team compiled and analyzed diverse information from across the state into a coherent resource for the next stage of the state rail planning process.

The study concluded with four credible strategic development options to guide future thinking for investment in integrated passenger rail services throughout the state.

Press releases
Rail
North America
14th December 2015

In 2012, Steer Davies Gleave prepared a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategy for SANDAG and Caltrans along the North Coast Corridor (NCC), a 20+ mile stretch of planned HOV/express lanes, rail, and mobility investments along the heavily traveled Interstate 5 coastal corridor. The report studied existing travel behavior, attitudes towards transportation alternatives, and the perceived and real barriers to using alternatives.

Press releases
North America
8th December 2015

England 2015 hosted the most successful Rugby World Cup ever, using 13 venues spread across 11 different UK cities.

Due to the nature of the tournament, with increased hospitality and media areas in place, the normal transport operations had to be changed at each venue. This involved widespread alterations to car parking, public transport and park and ride services. With matches held on different days of the week and with kick-off times ranging from midday to 8pm, spectator transport demand was anything but normal. 

Industry insights
UK & Ireland

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