Lea+Elliott

LeadershipKnowledgeUnderstandingSetting the standard since 1973

Why We're Unique

 

  • We are the transit industry’s technology leader, especially in automated transit systems.
  • Our performance-based contract documents specify performance, rather than detailed design, thus maximizing competition and assuring clients of the best value for their investment.
  • We have more experience in the successful development and implementation of landside and airside transit systems at airports than any other consulting firm. We know and have successfully managed the challenges of working in an active airport environment.
  • We have led over two-thirds of the world's airport APM systems
  • We had a key role in the implementation of all three FTA-funded downtown people mover systems in Miami, Jacksonville and Detroit and in the privately-funded Las Colinas APM near DFW International Airport. Some recent and current urban projects include the BART to OAK project in San Francisco and the Doha West Bay APM System in Qatar.
  • Our clients include some of the largest rail transit authorities in cities across North America, from New York City to San Francisco, as well as Amtrak and the Federal Transit Administration; we serve them in multiple assignments.
  • Beyond North America, our experience includes projects throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
  • Our firm offers state-of-the-art systems expertise (vehicles, train control, power distribution, communications), coupled with extensive expertise in the infrastructure (that supports the system) and the successful integration of these two major aspects of a project.
  • With extensive transit experience, we offer strategic options to our clients - including bus and emerging bus technology options, fixed rail solutions, and policy approaches which may include a 'No build' alternative if the financing mechanism or the cost/benefit analysis does not justify the investment. We guide and advise clients throughout the decision-making process.
  • We work exclusively for owners, never suppliers of transit systems, assuring unbiased guidance and advice to our clients.