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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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Marketing Intern, Part-Time
TRA is seeking an intern to assist with overall marketing and business development activities. The position will also help with social media efforts and graphic design for marketing materials, as well as updating the TRA website and supporting proposal development and other outreach efforts.
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Meet Our Team: James Young
Get to know Project Manager James Young and learn about the work he does at TRA.
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City Departments of Transportation: How Can They Benefit Public Infrastructure?
The City of Atlanta is currently considering a proposal by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to create a municipal Department of Transportation. Such a move would put Atlanta in the company of peer cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle, all of which have created entities to facilitate coordination between city departments that control assets in or near the street.
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APTA Highlights Critical Public Transit Infrastructure Investment Needs
In a recently published brief, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) was encouraged that so many lawmakers agree on the need for infrastructure investment, and called for bipartisan efforts to address infrastructure spending needs.
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New Project: TRA Assists West Virginia with PTASP Development
TRA recently contracted with the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) to assist eight small urban bus agencies in the development of safety management systems (SMS) and public transportation agency safety plans.
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TRA Project: Reviewing BART’s Transportation Overtime Efficiency
TRA is assessing the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) transportation department’s overtime, especially as it relates to key positions such as train operators, station agents, and foreworkers.
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