Case Studies Transportation

Mark E. Sprague CM – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

Passengers arriving at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport likely don’t know they’re landing near the birthplace of commercial air transportation—they’re more likely to be focused on a Florida vacation. And Mark Sprague, CM, the airport’s deputy director of airport operations and facilities, would like them to keep that focus, with construction out of sight and mind. […]

Pio D’Andrea – CN

For Pio D’Andrea, there’s always been something magical about trains—from playing with them as a child in Montreal to feeling the g-forces in his chest the first time he rode a high-speed bullet train in Japan. It’s a passion that put him on track to work for railways around the world. After four years abroad, […]

Mike Clemmer – Nissan North America

Mike Clemmer likes to joke the most pressure he’s felt has been choosing which way to go when the rope drops at Magic Kingdom. But in truth, Clemmer, a Disney World fanatic, faced a much greater challenge last spring, when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down one of Nissan North America’s manufacturing plants months before the […]

Brian Sinnwell – Louisville Regional Airport Authority

That oak tree out back is almost a member of the family. It’s held a tire swing or a hammock, and hints at changing seasons with green buds in the spring and orange foliage each fall. But now, it’s deemed a hazard to air traffic by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rules. It needs to be […]

Erik Leach – MARTA

This was not something Erik Leach saw coming down the tracks, but he’s delighted to be part of it. As director project management and construction for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Leach is overseeing upgrades to nearly 40 MARTA light rail stations spread over four rail lines. Though he’d guided one station renovation shortly […]

Jeremy Smith – Capital District Transportation Authority

It’s not a Japanese bullet train, but employees at the Capital District Transit Authority are proud of upstate New York’s second Bus Rapid Transit line that hit the road last winter with a fleet of shiny blue and silver buses moving riders around Albany and surrounding communities. Known as the River Corridor Bus Rapid Transit […]

Jose Morales – FlashParking

The equation may appear simple when designing a new parking garage. But while it’s still about how many spaces are needed and how traffic flows inside, 21st century variables are now part of the math. As Jose Morales of FlashParking notes, even the basic steps of getting a time-stamped ticket from a dispenser and then […]

Warren Byrd – KAR Global

Picture this: You’ve spent the last 10 years selling cars for one of the world’s largest automotive marketplaces. Now that you’ve learned the ropes, you’re ready to try your hand in the biz. Starting with your very own used car dealership. Where do you get your cars? What are your options? You might visit a […]

Glenn Buntin – Schneider

Days on the road hauling a 53-foot trailer get long. Whether it’s passing under pines in New England, through the sky-wide expanse of the prairies, or down a mountain pass with a brake-busting descent, it can take a lot of drive to keep driving. On the roads crisscrossing the country, its common to see Omaha-orange […]

Tim Andersen – C&S Companies

There are many metaphors related to seeing colors: Everything is golden when all goes well; red if you’re angered; green when financial success is well in hand. As C&S Companies grows across the U.S., Tim Andersen sees teal—an emerging business paradigm introduced in 2014 by author Frédéric Laloux, that defines success through better self-organization and self-management. For more than 50 years, Syracuse-based C&S has provided design-build services in upstate New York, taking projects from […]

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