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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
22nd July 2016

Steer Davies Gleave is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Daly, former Head of Planning at SDG, as Managing Director for their United Kingdom business.

Sharon is an Australian-born management consultant specialising in transport. An accountant by training, her career began in government working for the Department for Transport in South Australia where she focused on forward investment strategies. She moved to the UK in 2000, taking a leading role in the development of transport strategy and planning at SDG.

Press releases
UK & Ireland
13th July 2016

Smart card and mobile payment technologies have led many transit agencies to adapt their fare policies and strategies. New technology allows for new ways to set, calculate and pay fares, creating opportunities to align fare strategy with both broader policy goals and customer needs. 

Developing new fare strategies can be politically and technically complex, as transit fare strategy shapes the price travelers pay, which in turn impacts ridership, revenue and financial sustainability.

Industry insights
Digital, Transit
North America
1st July 2016

Steer Davies Gleave has implemented over 50 Personalized Travel Planning (PTP) projects, engaging with over half a million households in the UK and Australia. We have also been actively looking for opportunities to trial this approach in the US to see whether the same positive outcomes can be achieved. 

Industry insights
North America
29th June 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is a 23-mile long toll facility that spans the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, connecting the Delmarva Peninsula and the Hampton Roads area. Plans to expand the bridge-tunnel are currently underway in an effort to improve levels of service, safety and capacity for all travelers. 

Industry insights
Roads, Toll road
North America
14th June 2016

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's election success and new approach to governance have Canada in the news the world over, but what does this mean for transportation and infrastructure?

Industry insights
North America
8th June 2016

Toronto’s PATH is the world’s largest underground retail complex connecting the office towers in Downtown Toronto, Canada, providing an important contribution to the economic viability of the city's downtown core. The system connects seamlessly with public transit, and experiences more than 200,000 business-day commuters, and thousands of additional tourists, visitors and residents.

Industry insights
North America
26th 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.

Industry insights
North America
25th May 2016

California is currently exploring opportunities to take the state's current passenger rail system to a level where passenger rail and connecting modes act as an integrated system with seamless door-to-door travel.

Passenger rail and connecting transit systems serving specific local or regional markets have typically evolved over decades. Especially in California, geographic and topographic constraints are major factors impacting the development of rail infrastructure and services, leaving little room for expanding local passenger rail systems to a statewide level.

Industry insights
Rail, Tram
North America
24th May 2016

In February 2015, Conexión Pacífico 3 (CP3) highway project, reached financial close. This USD 648m project is the first to reach financial close in Colombia’s ambitious fourth generation (4G) infrastructure programme, seen by many as one of the most important infrastructure procurement initiatives in Latin America.  

Industry insights
Latin America

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