Transportation and Infrastructure

Moving Cities: Chicago

January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority and Current Ridership Numbers With a 2022 population of 9.4 million, the Chicago metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest economic hubs, serving as home to hundreds of major corporate headquarters including many Fortune 500 companies. Needless to say, that in such a region, the accessibility and quality of public […]

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A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

January 12, 2024 / Comments Off on A New Opportunity for Office Conversions

Office to Residential Conversions: Two Birds with One Stone Remote work is reshaping traditional downtowns in cities across the United States. Businesses have cut back on the amount of office space they need, and workers have also adapted their homes to accommodate more flexible work arrangements. However, while demand for downtown commercial space has fallen, […]

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How Cities Can Better Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists

December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on How Cities Can Better Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists

Since the advent of the mass-produced personal automobile, cities have catered to cars at the expense of other modes of travel. This includes public transit, pedestrians, cyclists, and anyone not in a personal motor vehicle. As the average car size increases, so does the likelihood of fatal crashes. Electric vehicles, which do not use gasoline, […]

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Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grants

Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE Transportation Discretionary Grant program (formerly known as BUILD), provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. Determining the costs, benefits, and positive impacts of large infrastructure projects requires […]

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Moving Cities: Montreal

November 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Montreal

Many people know that Montreal is a commercial, cultural, transportation, financial, and technology center in the Francophone province of Quebec, Canada. The city proper resides on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Montreal was the most populous city in Canada until the end of last century. Currently, it is the second […]

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Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

October 6, 2023 / Comments Off on Hoboken Terminal: Using Google Maps API to Optimize Transit Accessibility and Mobility

As part of a larger transit project, ESI recently evaluated travel times to job centers in New York City from all transit stops in Hudson County on bus, light rail, and PATH lines with direct access to Hoboken Terminal. The purpose of the analysis was to identify routes and stops that could be optimized to […]

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