Insights: May 2019

Meet Our Team: Mike Catsos
Get to know Senior Project Analyst Mike Catsos and learn about the work he does at TRA.
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A TRA Trip to Italy for Railcar Fire Testing
As part of its rail state safety oversight project with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), TRA subject matter expert Bill Matthews traveled to Florence, Italy to witness key railcar testing.
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Bus Rapid Transit: Keeping a Fast-Expanding Mode Safe
Increasingly, U.S. transit agencies are considering BRT as an option that allows for higher volume than bus routes on common corridors, but requires less infrastructure investment than rail transit. TRA has worked with both mature and new BRT lines to maximize operational safety and security.
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Project Analyst, Philadelphia
The Project Analyst supports TRA’s consulting staff and their highly varied, technical field work. Responsibilities include participating in client interviews, field assessments, and observations; documenting business processes; writing and editing reports and proposals; interpreting and editing client documentation and procedures; and providing data, information, and analyses for use by TRA.
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