Perkins+Will transit experts recently discussed their experience at Rail~Volution 2013 held in Seattle, WA October 20-23. The Perkins+Will team presented the latest in station, mixed-use and transit-oriented design. Conference attendees had the opportunity to learn more about Perkins+Will’s transformative projects including the revitalization of the Atlanta Beltline, the station designs for Seattle’s East Link project, Ottawa’s Confederation Line, and Vancouver’s Evergreen Line, Canada Line and Millennium Line, as well as the development of the Riyadh Metro and Bus Rapid Transit system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia—the largest transit project in the world.
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Rail~Volution is an opportunity for a variety of professionals to engage in thoughtful discussion about building livable communities with transit. The conference began in 1989 as a series of outreach and advocacy events geared towards developing the Portland metropolitan region’s MAX Light Rail System and has since become an annual national conference attracting industry experts from across the country.
Ryan Bragg, Associate Principal in the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will, spoke on the “Corridor Collaboration and Innovation: Don't Go It Alone” panel. Ryan joined experts from across North America who discussed how partnership and innovation in corridor development, station area planning and financing are creating successful rail projects.
Jeff Doble, Director of Transportation Design in the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will examined the firm’s projects in the Pacific Northwest and how that knowledge is informing transit system and station designs around the world, including the Riyadh Metro system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which consists of 80 miles of rail along six different lines that includes 72 stations in addition to eight multi-modal interchange stations—all to be built within the next four years.
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