Operational Efficiency Analysis, Staffing and Start-Ups

LTK Transportation Planners assist rail and transit networks with system start-ups, including development of staffing plans, training, qualification, testing and operational readiness assessments.  Assistance with staffing includes development of work rules, standard operating procedures, emergency operating procedures and service recovery strategies, and determination of optimal workforce levels.  With LTK Transportation Planning professionals having worked as employees of Amtrak, the Long Island Rail Road, Sacramento Regional Transit, TriMet, SEPTA and many other public transit agencies/private railroads, we understand the need for practical and robust solutions.  We also understand the need for comprehensive assessments of operational readiness before commitments are made to provide a full level of service to the public.

For existing systems, LTK provides assistance with identifying opportunities for efficient deployment of personnel, including train crews, vehicle maintenance specialists, wayside maintenance specialists, dispatchers and supervisory ranks.

LTK Systems Engineering professionals also support start-up activities, including Systems Integration, systems installation review, vehicle acceptance testing, pre-revenue system testing, and maintenance training.


LTK Clients & Projects


Sound Transit

Tacoma Link Operations and Start-Up Planning
Central Link Operations and Start-Up Planning

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Assessment of Silver Line Phase II Start-Up Planning

Metropolitan Authority of Harris County, Texas (Houston METRO)
Light Rail Starter Line Operations and Maintenance Plans