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.
Representative Transit Projects
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
Location: 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
Location: 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.