According to a UN report, 54 per cent of the world’s population live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. This means that cities all over the world need to reconsider their public transport services in order to meet future demand.
Rail and transit systems play a leading role in the future of modern transportation. They offer sustainable solutions that reduce carbon emissions, create greater mobility with increased energy efficiency and provide long-term economic benefits.
WSP’s experts help transportation agencies plan, design and manage all forms of mass transit—heavy and light rail, streetcars and people movers, and bus rapid transit. We take pride in our ability to offer flexible solutions to suit the individual requirements and fulfill the visions of our valued clients. We deliver advanced and sustainable outcomes to make transportation smarter, faster and more affordable for our clients and their communities.
The California High-Speed Rail is a good example of our involvement. The new line will connect Los Angeles and San Francisco in three hours, while contributing to economic development and a cleaner environment.
In London, our work on the London Bridge Station helped to create a redeveloped transport hub, bringing together bus, train and tube services in a much more user-friendly and pleasant space.
WSP combines expertise in engineering design and construction-phase services with strategic consulting, land use planning, and program management to provide clients with comprehensive support from inception through operations. Drawing on a pool of specialists from across the globe, our transit experts offer support in the various disciplines that are key to achieving successful mass transit and public transportation projects.