Engineering, Design & Project Management

Transit Resource Center

Transit Resource Center (TRC) is a consulting services organization that is focused exclusively on the business of providing technical support to clients in the public transportation field. With headquarters located in the metropolitan Orlando area and offices in New England and the Sacramento, CA area, TRC has been a leader in transit technical support services since 1990.  TRC’s professional staff members have many years of experience working on transit projects throughout the US as well as in international settings in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Southeast Asia. 

TRC’s consulting business is divided into two practice areas: the Transit Vehicle Engineering Group, and the Transit Operations Support Group.  TRC’s Transit Vehicle Engineering Group has a staff of about twenty-three (23) professionals who offer consulting services in the field of transit vehicle design, manufacturing, testing and maintenance.  The Transit Vehicle Engineering Group has a wide array of international experience in transit vehicle design and manufacturing, with long-term staff assignments in such diverse places as Budapest, Woerden (Holland), Toronto and Winnipeg.  TRC has supported so of North America’s best transit systems during vehicle procurement projects including the Toronto Transit Commission, the Regional Transportation commission of Southern Nevada, the Denver RTD, PACE (Chicago Suburban), the San Mateo Transit District, OmniTrans, Santa Barbara MTD, the Greater New Haven Transit District, the Regional Transportation Commission of Reno, Nevada, and others. 

In other recent consulting assignments, TRC has been retained by US transit systems to:

  • Conduct technical analysis of clean diesel, hybrid, and alternative fuel propulsion systems Imperial Valley, Westchester County, NY, Wichita Falls, TX, others?
  • Carry out audits of maintenance practices and to evaluate the condition of fleet and facilities (San Diego, Phoenix),
  • Carry our turn-key procurements of bus fleets (Topeka, Portland, ME),
  • Provide technical analysis on premature engine failures and to manage a fleet re-powering program (Bridgeport, CT),
  • Oversee bus re-manufacturing (San Diego),
  • Develop comprehensive maintenance programs (Cape Ann, MA, Phoenix AZ),
  • Conduct forensic examination into a suspicious bus fire (SEPTA),
  • Advise on the design of a bus maintenance facility (Santa Maria, CA),
  • Recruit a maintenance executive (Portland, ME) and
  • Conduct pre-award and post delivery Buy America Audits (Santa Barbara, Chicago Suburban, Albany NY, Las Vegas and countless other clients).

TRC served as part of the DMJM team that conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the condition of MBTA (Boston) bus fleet and maintenance facilities. Recently, TRC was selected to be part of a TCRB research evaluation team to investigate the feasibility of bus rapid transit concepts in US applications.

TRC is also involved with an exciting and worthwhile Transportation Research Board (TRB) project to evaluate hybrid-electric technology, which will provide transit agencies with valuable guidance when making decisions concerning hybrid bus procurements. In this project, like the one at Westchester County, NY, to evaluate the emission characteristics and costs associated with clean diesel propulsion, TRC teamed with Battelle and West Virginia University. The combination of resources offered by this partnership resulted in a study that allowed Westchester to receive the funding needed to convert their bus fleet to clean diesel and enjoy substantial emission reductions.  

Altogether, TRC has on of the most experienced groups of transit vehicle professionals in the US Transit industry who are capable of successfully completing complex assignments in vehicle procurement, maintenance and advanced bus propulsion technologies.

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