• Hot Lanes, Cool Travel

    Solutions - Transportation

    We partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to design, develop, implement and operate the MnPASS express lane system, which uses an innovative new tolling design to offer additional capacity of existing high occupancy vehicle lanes to single occupant vehicles.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • transportation

    Flying Clean to Improve an Industry

    Solutions - Transportation

    Los Angeles World Airports launched an industry trend-setting initiative to build sustainable practices into its business model. This ambitious program will further enhance the airport’s role as a key driver in national and regional economic growth, social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

    file under: Government, Sustainability, Transportation, United States

  • transportation

    Making a High-Speed Connection in Germany

    Solutions - Transportation

    The high-profile Stuttgart-Ulm rail project is connecting Southern Germany to other major European cities. This project will bring a new level of rail service to Germany, provide better access throughout Europe, and drive economic and cultural growth for the Stuttgart metropolitan area.

    file under: Europe, Germany, Government, Transportation

  • Harnessing Private-Sector Creativity in Dallas-Fort Worth

    Solutions - Transportation

    The State Highway 183 Managed Lanes project is one of the largest and most complex projects in Texas transportation history. Unsurprisingly, procuring private-sector participation on the project required several unique financing and delivery approaches. Starting in 2013, CDM Smith partnered with TxDOT to manage the procurement's successful completion.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • Tolling to Stay Afloat

    Solutions - Transportation

    Since it was built in the 1960s, Seattle's old SR 520 floating bridge had become vulnerable to windstorms and earthquakes and had limited capacity and no access for pedestrians and bicyclists. Seeking a funding source for the construction of a new floating bridge over Lake Washington, WSDOT turned to tolling.

    file under: Transportation, United States

  • Transportation

    Accelerating a Major Traffic Route

    Solutions - Transportation

    Trains will soon be running faster through Europe’s largest terminal train station in Leipzig, Germany. One of the most challenging geotechnical construction projects of our time, we are helping to accelerate local trains and reduce travel time by optimizing public transportation to the city center.

    file under: Transportation, Geotechnical, Europe, Germany, Government

  • Converting Massachusetts Turnpike to All-Electronic Tolling

    Solutions - Transportation

    CDM Smith partnered with Raytheon Company to deliver America’s largest, most complex all-electronic tolling system design-build project.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • Closing the Loop

    Solutions - Transportation

    The I-485 outer loop project helped the North Carolina Department of Transportation ease traffic and increase mobility in the Charlotte metropolitan area through innovative interchange designs and design-build-finance delivery.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • Taking the Lead in Sustainable Transit

    Features

    CDM Smith helped two transit authorities in Pennsylvania, USA, design award-winning, innovative transit centers that increase mobility and implement aggressive sustainability goals to reduce energy consumption.

    file under: Government, Green Design, North America, Transportation, United States

  • Rapid Responses for Reliable Transit

    Features

    Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable solution being used in urban areas to help improve service and respect existing transit corridors. CDM Smith is partnering with transit agencies across the United States to plan, design and implement BRT solutions in cities like Cleveland, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.

    file under: Government, North America, Transportation, United States

  • Light Rail Solutions for Heavy Congestion

    Features

    CDM Smith partnered with the Utah Transit Authority to design and implement new, award-winning light rail lines as part of the ambitious FrontLines 2015 program—helping support UTA’s mission of providing a world class transit system to meet a growing population and economy.

    file under: Government, North America, Transportation, United States

  • Time's Toll on U.S. Highways

    Features

    As a preeminent thought leader on transportation finance and planning, Ed Regan discusses solutions for funding transportation infrastructure―starting by supporting the U.S. interstate highway system.

    file under: Federal Government, Government, North America, Transportation, United States

  • Rapid Enhancements in Pennsylvania

    Features

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation needed to replace hundreds of roughly 4,000 structurally deficient bridges, while minimizing public inconvenience and overcoming funding and resource limitations. CDM Smith helped PennDOT build its bridge program and a strong public-private partnership procurement. Now, an unprecedented 558 bridges will be replaced in just three years, improving safety and mobility for travelers.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • transportation

    Improving Mobility in a Growing County

    Solutions - Transportation

    The Butler Transit Authority responded to growing traffic challenges by designing an intermodal transit center to increase mobility options for its residents. Located on a brownfield site, the center creates modern solutions out of the county’s industrial history while improving sustainability.

    file under: Energy, Government, Transportation, United States

  • Bridging Environmental Issues

    Solutions - Transportation

    We partnered with FDOT to replace the SR 46 Bridge and remove an adjacent causeway, improving roadway safety and functionality and enhancing the environmental quality of Lake Jesup by restoring historical floodplains, increasing its connection with the river, and eliminating the polluted causeway runoff from the lake.

    file under: Environment, Government, Transportation, United States

  • Keeping Communities Connected

    Solutions - Transportation

    Built in 1929, the original Milton-Madison Bridge was rapidly approaching the end of its service life. Our award-winning project management, accelerated environmental analysis, traffic studies and design-build contract assistance made renewing it within an aggressive timeframe possible.

    file under: Environment, Government, North America, Sustainability, Transportation, United States

  • Riding the Momentum in Grand Rapids

    Solutions - Transportation

    Partnering with The Rapid, CDM Smith provided the final design for Michigan's first-ever bus rapid transit system—the Silver Line in Grand Rapids. The route connects downtown, Medical Mile and top employers with nearby municipalities, making commuting more efficient and raising optimism for continued economic growth along its route.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States

  • Energy in Transit

    Solutions - Transportation

    A new, energy-efficient bus facility for Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority will help transition to cleaner fuels, reduce the carbon footprint and improve transportation for residents.

    file under: Energy, Facilities, Government, Sustainability, Transportation, United States

  • Circling in on Campus Corridor Improvements

    Solutions - Transportation

    The University of Kentucky undertook a $4.17 million, 10-month project to design and reconstruct Alumni Drive. Opened to traffic in August 2016, Alumni Drive is a first-class transportation facility and complete street that keeps cars, bicyclists and pedestrians moving safely and efficiently through the south section with two roundabouts and a multi-use trail.

    file under: Green Design, Sustainability, Transportation, United States

  • Assessing BRT Alternatives on Ashland Avenue

    Solutions - Transportation

    With more than 31,000 bus boardings per weekday, Ashland Avenue has the highest ridership of all Chicago Transit Authority routes. We partnered with the authority to identify how bus rapid transit could enhance transit operations along the 16-mile stretch and provide a more sustainable option for the community.

    file under: Government, Transportation, United States