Moen contracted TranSystems to create a simulation model that would represent the planned Silver Streak production line and serve as a tool to both validate and optimize its operation of the Silver Streak. This case history describes the simulation model, which included all operations in the production line from the processing of raw stock to packaging, as well as an overhead conveyor system to transport sinks.
This paper discusses the techniques used to rehabilitate a viaduct for modern use while respecting its historic character. The Lindbergh Viaduct, a 13-span, reinforced-concrete, open-spandrel arch bridge, was built in 1927 and dedicated as a memorial to Charles A. Lindbergh who completed his solo transatlantic flight that year. The purpose of the reconstruction project was to retain this vital transportation link in the community by arresting the current deterioration and correcting existing structural deficiencies.
Despite the economic downturn, the total volume of cargo shipped by water in 2020 is expected to be double that of 2001 volumes, according to the American Association of Port Authorities. To meet this demand, U.S. port authorities are faced with the challenge of increasing commercial cargo velocity without greatly increasing their operational footprint or costs.
Analytical load ratings were calculated for several bridges at Boston Logan International Airport. These calculations determined that several members rated below the required capacity for legal load types and special airport vehicles. TranSystems performed load testing of selected representative bridge members to determine if the actual load rating capacity of these members was greater than that determined through the conventional analysis methods used in the load rating.
Consolidated Rental Car centers (“CONRACs”) have been adopted by an increasing number of airports to provide better customer service at lower cost. However, construction costs per square foot have been rising. This presentation to the American Association of Airport Executives discusses the problem and its solutions from the point of view of the airport, the rental car companies, and the customer.
The Sheridan Road project is located between 10th and Isabella Streets in the Village of Wilmette and City of Evanston, IL a total distance of 2.16 miles. The area is characterized by its beautiful historic homes, tree-lined parkways and signifi cant points of interest. Over 17,000 motorists a day travel this arterial route that parallels Lake Michigan, Baha’I House of Worship, Gillson Park and Wilmette Harbor.
Four years ago, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) made the strategic decision to substantially upgrade their city center facility, a congested on-street bus transfer zone located on Deaderick Street, east of the State Capitol building. The goal was to provide its riders with a safe, effi cient facility featuring an array of passenger amenities. The MTA envisioned a multi-function, European style transit hub that would serve as a focal point of transit in the metropolitan area while enhancing pedestrian activity in downtown Nashville.
When visitors come to the Phoenix Rental Car Center and look at the 2,200,000 sq. ft. of garage surrounded by 70 acres of asphalt, they think a rental car center is like a garage or a parking lot. A rental car center is nothing like a parking lot or a parking garage.
When describing the Phoenix Rental Car Center to fi rst time visitors I often tell them it has three levels for vehicles with a total current capacity of 5,600 units and no parking spaces. When they look at me confused, I tell them a rental car center is like a library.
Florida may be the land of prolific orange groves, white tropical beaches and the greatest theme parks on
the planet, but to many of us the 1,200 miles of coastline mean something else: ports. Florida has 14 ports—
some are better known than others, like Jacksonville, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale’s Port Everglades, Port Canaveral
and Tampa. Nevertheless, the lesser known ports play vital roles in the state’s economic and transportation
network. These ports include Fernandina, Fort Pierce, Key West, Manatee, Panama City, Pensacola, Port St. Joe,
Palm Beach and St. Petersburg.