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SGA works with transit districts and their partners throughout the United States to lead the development of new rail and passenger rail projects. 


Transit (Bus, LRT, Streetcar) and intercity and commuter rail project work includes: 

  • New Starts/Small Starts and FRA grant applications;

  • Feasibility and multimodal integration studies;

  • NEPA;

  • plan adoption;

  • transit asset management systems; and

  • corridor and system studies, economic and financial analyses, and design components.


Nearly all of SGA transit development work involves detailed alternatives analysis comparing technologies, the costs and benefits of different infrastructure, services, modes, etc., and program changes to support agency management and development of systems.


Clients include TriMet, SMART, Tri-Rail, NYCTA, UTA, NJT, MARTA, cities of Portland, Atlanta, Miami, Philadelphia, and the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Hawaii, and Florida.

  • The Tipping Point: A Pro Forma Tool to Measure both ROI and Equity for Redevelopment Projects, RailVolution Conference, Miami, FL, November 2007

  • Portland Transit Preferential Streets Program, ITE District 6 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, July, 1997              

  • WES Commuter Rail Plan/EA/PE, Washington Co (OR) Land Use and Transportation

  • Madison Avenue Dual Exclusive Bus Lanes, NYCDOT

  • SMART Commuter Rail New Starts Application, Sonoma-Marin Transit

  • FTA Grant Compliance Assessment Report, Portland Bureau of Transportation

  • Central City Transit Plan, TriMet

  • Miami Streetcar Feasibility Study, City of Miami City Manager

  • Peachtree Street Streetcar Feasibility Study, Atlanta Streetcar Inc.

  • Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Alternatives Analysis, Florida DOT

  • Transit Preferential Streets Project, Portland Bureau of Transportation

  • Cost Effectiveness of Permanent Bus Park-and-Ride Facilities, TriMet

  • Amtrak Cascades Plan for Washington State, Washington State DOT

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