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Vertical Transportation eXcellence

Elevator and Escalator Consultants



Transit systems are the backbones of the cities they serve. Elevators or escalators are often the first device the passengers ride to get to the train. Reliable and safe operation of these systems is crucial to the overall operations of the metropolitan areas in which they are located.

VTX®¬†brings the leadership of our nationally recognized vertical transportation consulting with considerable expertise in new design, modernization, preventive maintenance and maintenance management, people mover systems, as well as integration with intelligent building design concepts for transit applications.

Our collaboration with clients begins with needs assessment and concept development, then migrates through design, engineering, procurement, and implementation to testing, commissioning, and operational training. Throughout the process, we evaluate current technology, systems, and integration design.

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Representative Transit Projects

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal CenterLocation: Anaheim, Calif.

VTX, as a subconsultant in a joint venture, designed the vertical transportation systems at ARTIC. This transportation hub serves as a major gateway and mixed-use destination for Southern California. Our firm's services include developing design criteria for vertical circulation; coordinating electrical, mechanical, and structural disciplines; performing factory and construction inspections; witnessing contract and code compliance inspections; and performance testing of vertical circulation. Innovative designs feature sustainable elevator technologies and escalators capable of using a sleep mode, which conserves energy and reduces wear and tear on the equipment.

Maryland Transit Administration

MTA escalatorLocation: Baltimore, Md.

VTX provided on-call elevator and escalator consulting services for the design modernization of 33 elevators and 81 escalators serving Metro system riders. Our firm developed and implemented the Oculus Network®, a design solution for remote monitoring and maintenance management.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Port Authority of New York and New JerseyLocation: New York and New Jersey

VTX provided elevator/escalator services for Port Authority entities such as Journal Square Transportation Center, World Trade Center Station, 33rd Street Station, Grove Street Station, and the Port Authority bus terminal.

Port Authority Transit Corporation

Port Authority Transit CorporationLocation: New York and New Jersey

In addition to multiple annual maintenance and safety audit and inspection of elevators and escalators, VTX provided monitoring support and progress inspection services.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

SEPTA's 40th Street StationLocation: Philadelphia, Pa.

VTX has worked at several SEPTA stations, including Cecil B. Moore, Allegheny, Wayne Junction, Margaret-Orthodox, and Cobbs Creek 63rd Street Station.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

WMATA, escalatorLocation: Washington, DC

VTX performed design, oversight, and management for the rehabilitation of more than 700 elevators, escalators, and other vertical transportation equipment for the subway system. As part of the contract, VTX designed and developed contract specifications for comb safety switches and stop switches on escalators.

Other transit clients include:

  • Amtrak
  • British Columbia Transit Service
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Chicago Transit Authority
    Chicago, Ill.
  • City of Edmonton
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit
    Dallas, Texas
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Long Island Rail Road
    New York, N.Y.
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
    Atlanta, Ga.
  • Miami-Dade Transit
    Miami, Fla.
  • New Jersey Transit,
    New Jersey
  • New York City Transit
    New York, N.Y.
  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
    Buffalo, N.Y.
  • South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • St. Louis Metro
    St. Louis, Mo.