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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
4th December 2015

Transit plays a key role in shaping community growth, improving mobility, and expanding economic opportunities. Larger cities and communities have led the dialogue for greater transit investment to respond to its mobility needs. While these needs are crucially important, Canada’s smaller towns and villages are increasingly realizing the benefits of transit in their communities.

Industry insights
Transit
North America
30th November 2015

Decisions to invest in high quality rapid transit are based not only on moving passengers from A to B but also on their impact on urban change and renewal. So what are the benefits of developing a Land Value Capture (LVC) strategy to help with funding?

Many cities and regions are planning for a future with more intensified land use that provides key developments around transit hubs and stations — Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) — as anchors of compact walkable urban centers with complete streets. 

Industry insights
North America
27th November 2015

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Pittam who joins SDG to develop our behaviour change, cycling, walking and urban realm capabilities. He joins as an Associate based in our London Planning team.  

Press releases
UK & Ireland

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