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11th January 2015

Having identified significant opportunities for growth in the Southern California region and the US generally, we are pleased to announce that Steer Davies Gleave has opened a new office in Downtown Los Angeles.

Over the last few years SDG has been supporting several successful projects on the West Coast including a North Coast Corridor TDM Plan for the San Diego Association of Governments, developing Sound Transit’s new mobile website and managing the Glendale TMA, and we plan to continue building upon this momentum.

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North America
11th November 2014

In a city like Los Angeles, where the car reigns supreme, technology is shaping transportation developments so that even car-less inhabitants can get around with ease. In advance of moving to the city, SDG’s Craig Nelson looks at one development in particular; Uber.

By the time you read this I’ll be living in Los Angeles with my wife, adjusting to a change in our transportation options, having recently moved over from London.

Industry insights
Technology
North America
11th November 2014

When studying or developing a transit network, is it better to hone in on specific corridors or to tackle the complete network?

Industry insights
North America
11th November 2014

The value of world trade has been growing by 7% per year for the last 30 years. This globalization of formerly regional, national and continental markets has everywhere been facilitated by both investment in transportation infrastructure and the development of more efficient vehicles and operations.

Industry insights
14th October 2014

In early 2014, we ran our first annual “Voice of Public Transportation Survey” to give Canadian transit professionals an opportunity to share their insights and opinions on the key issues and challenges facing the industry.

We have now completed our analysis of the results, and share in this edition of the Review some of the more interesting findings. Those who responded to the survey will be provided with a full analysis – so be sure to participate in next years’ survey!

The survey focused on three main areas:

Industry insights
North America
14th October 2014

Research has been carried out for many years into the value of travel-time reliability (VOR), typically to estimate the cost of delays to the economy or to a transport operator, or to help develop a business case for new investment.

Industry insights
Roads
North America
14th October 2014

Q. Which form of transportation is the oldest, is completely sustainable, and is something that many of us take for granted? A. Walking.

In transportation planning initiatives, walking  is rarely the main focus or most important attribute of a project. But walking should never simply be overlooked in favor of other modes – it is often central to the success of other modes and as North America continues to invest heavily in public transit, its importance is as high now as it’s ever been.

Industry insights
Walking
North America
9th October 2014

In October 2013, Steer Davies Gleave assumed management of the Glendale Transportation Management Association (TMA), in Glendale, a city in Los Angeles County, California.

Industry insights
North America
8th October 2014

Steer Davies Gleave is committed to a Plan-Do-Review approach to projects and has undertaken a review of six behaviour change projects funded by the LSTF. These projects all included substantial Personalised Travel Planning (PTP or PJP) elements, and by comparing outcomes between them some valuable lessons were identified. In particular, factors that contribute to successful behaviour change outcomes, such as reduced car use and increased use of sustainable and active travel modes.

Industry insights
6th October 2014

On September 22 the Federal Transit Administration announced which projects would receive funding under its $3 billion program for resilience projects, to protect transit assets against future disasters in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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North America

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