Modernizing Public Transit at Scale
Transit systems across the United States are deteriorating, and agencies running their services and structures often lack the funds to keep even existing systems functioning. For the past several decades, federal funding for transit has decreased by 40% -- and our nation’s infrastructure and economies have suffered as a result. The reality is, transit is the foundation of America’s economic activity, whether it’s our workforce commuting or the transfer of commercial goods and supplies. In a turn of the tide, the Biden administration Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has proposed $105 billion worth of capital improvements to transit, from tackling Amtrak’s repair backlog to building and rebuilding multimodal transit hubs nationwide.
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For the past several decades, federal funding has decreased by 40% for transit projects.
This unprecedented funding opportunity presents a significant challenge to transit agencies' existing systems and processes for managing infrastructure projects, often which are holdovers from days of tight budgets and lean operations. When budgets receive a sudden, drastic increase, and multiple projects must begin simultaneously, “we’ve always done it this way” is no longer a viable solution.
It's a Whole New Game for Transit
As the Bipartisan Infrastructure plan evolves, everyone from engineers to project managers can expect a heightened level of scrutiny that comes with a substantial increase in federal funding. You’ll need to provide:
- Proof of the efficiency and value of projects
- Complete transparency into the stewardship of funds
- Proof of job creation, socioeconomic impact, and sustainability success
- Accountability for every project task, dollar, and outcome
Having the right partner and tools in place to accurately track costs, report progress and manage the project lifecycle will be critical.
Get Smart. Get Started.
e-Builder has more than 25 years of experience supporting and managing infrastructure capital improvement projects. With capital-improvement-plan budgets doubling or tripling with the infrastructure plan’s projects, e-Builder can help you plan for the multiple challenges you’ll face to address this immediate need to scale — even help you demystify funding criteria.
More than 500 organizations worldwide have used e-Builder Enterprise to manage more than $1 trillion in capital projects. e-Builder Enterprise is a cloud-based solution for managing public construction and infrastructure projects. It automates information handoffs between designers, contractors, consultants and owners through a best-in-class workflow engine that transforms manual and paper-based processes to digital. It also offers the industry’s most flexible project financial management solution, unifying construction costs with accounting.
More than 500 organizations worldwide have used e-Builder Enterprise to manage more than $1 trillion in capital projects.
The Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation for Owners of Capital Improvement Programs
Download our Definitive Guide to Digital Transformation for Owners of Capital Improvement Programs and learn why leveraging an advanced digital construction management solution like e-Builder Enterprise—which is designed for owners like you—will effectively aid in managing the funding, tracking and reporting of your infrastructure-related projects. Click here to get your complimentary guide.
Testimonials and Case Studies
e-Builder Enterprise helps you increase productivity, streamline processes, support more community collaboration, and deliver greater visibility and transparency. But don’t take our word for it — hear what some of our public-sector clients have to say:
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is responsible for inspecting 14,000 bridges across Kentucky, 9,000 of which are maintained by the state and 5,000 by local counties. To tackle the challenge, the KYTC awarded a program management and design contract to a 22-firm program team led by Stantec. The team adopted e-Builder to manage the bridge projects to help scale quickly and provide a central information hub for the many teams and individuals involved.
Public Works Project in the Twin Cities Uses e-Builder Enterprise to Centralize Processes
Hear firsthand how MetCouncil is utilizing e-Builder Enterprise to streamline processes and ensure transparency for the largest public works projects in the state of Minnesota.
- Related Webinar: In-depth discussion with Luke Van Santen on how the Minnesota’s Metropolitan Council leverages e-Builder for efficiencies and accountability. Click here to view.
4 Key Takeaways from the Metropolitan Council’s Experience with e-Builder:
- e-Builder’s technically skilled professionals successfully managed the implementation.
- The e-Builder support staff is always ready to respond with knowledgeable, professional support.
- e-Builder’s user conferences allow customers to interact with other e-Builder users to share success stories and
industry networking opportunities.
- The e-Builder online community and the client advisory board offer a high level of information sharing; you never leave without learning something new.
True Project Control for $1.62B Light Rail at Charlotte Area Transit System
The transit agency in Charlotte, North Carolina brought in e-Builder to give it total project control as it managed the construction of a new light-rail project.
A Vision of the Future of Transit from Tim Haile at Contra Costa Transportation Authority
As an industry thought leader and deputy executive director of the transit authority in California’s Contra Costa County, Tim Haile shares his vision for the future of transportation infrastructure and how the construction industry will change because of it.
- Related Blog: Contra Costa Transportation Authority: Using e-Builder to Eliminate Data Silos and Increase Efficiency. Click here to view.
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