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Walter Allen provides an overview of Acumen’s core services and shares his vision for California High-Speed Rail.https:/...
09/25/2020
Videos – Acumen Building Enterprise

Walter Allen provides an overview of Acumen’s core services and shares his vision for California High-Speed Rail.
https://www.acumentransit.com/news/videos/

Acumen’s AcuFare Smart Card Reader System is an affordable automatic fare collection device for transit agencies and other organizations that need a versatile, contactless solution. This innovative system offers a wide array of data management, reporting, smart card management, and smart card fulf...

‘A good start’: SF officials say they’ll work to reduce frivolous appeals of needed transit projectsSometimes it takes a...
09/17/2020
'A good start': SF officials say they'll work to reduce frivolous appeals of needed transit projects

‘A good start’: SF officials say they’ll work to reduce frivolous appeals of needed transit projects
Sometimes it takes an emergency to get anything done in San Francisco. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has developed the popular Slow Streets program, created emergency bus-only lanes and found street space for coronavirus test sites and pop-up food pantries.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/heatherknight/article/A-good-start-SF-officials-say-15570158.php

Should one person have the right to block emergency transit projects? The mayor, transit officials and several supervisors say no and commit to reforming the emergency appeals process.

Good to see transit agencies taking the lead and having success. They are the back bone of MaaS. Transit Partnerships Ta...
06/04/2020
Transit Partnerships Take On First/Last-Mile Problem

Good to see transit agencies taking the lead and having success. They are the back bone of MaaS.
Transit Partnerships Take On First/Last-Mile Problem
https://www.govtech.com/transportation/Transit-Partnerships-Take-on-First-Last-Mile-Problem.html

Municipal transit agencies are working with private companies to reduce the difficulty people often have in getting from home or work to public transportation, making trains and buses more accessible for all.

05/28/2020
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Go Oakland! Oakland, California is opening city streets and making sure people can get outdoors

Mayors are looking out for the physical and mental well-being of their residents across the country. The City of Oakland - Local Government Mayor Libby Schaaf has taken measures to ensure residents have the ability to safely enjoy the outdoors with initiatives like Slow Streets.

Learn about the program and the city’s partnership with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland to create 74 additional miles of recreational safe space for residents to enjoy during this time.

How public transit agencies are responding to COVID-19https://meetingoftheminds.org/how-public-transit-agencies-are-resp...
05/06/2020
How Public Transit Agencies are Responding to COVID-19 & Official Recommendations

How public transit agencies are responding to COVID-19
https://meetingoftheminds.org/how-public-transit-agencies-are-responding-to-covid-19-and-official-recommendations-33523

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), and the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) have all released recommendations to help agencies during the COVID-19 outbreak. Agencies have had to act fast to protect riders and staf...

03/24/2020
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Acumen's research featured in report on Transit IDEA Program accomplishments:
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/IDEA/FinalReports/Transit/TransitJ04A.pdf

See what Bay Area transit looks like in 2040 https://www.sfgate.com/travel/resources/transit/article/what-could-bay-area...
03/19/2020
These maps show what transit could actually look like in the Bay Area in 2040

See what Bay Area transit looks like in 2040

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/resources/transit/article/what-could-bay-area-transit-look-like-in-2040-15104867.php

Based on my knowledge as a journalist and researcher who closely follows the Bay Area's transportation planning scene, I crudely mapped out what the region's mass transit network could look like sometime in the 2040s, once the second transbay tube and other major projects are completed. These are no...

Taking public transportation instead of driving associated with better health.https://newsarchive.heart.org/taking-publi...
01/28/2020
Taking public transportation instead of driving associated with better health - News on Heart.org

Taking public transportation instead of driving associated with better health.
https://newsarchive.heart.org/taking-public-transportation-instead-of-driving-linked-with-better-health/

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Riding the bus or train to work is associated with a lower risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and being overweight, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015. While it’s already established that a physicall...

Christian Montoya, Alyssa Walker and Gian Fiero at the COMTO Holiday Dinner, Scholarship & Awards Program on December 6,...
12/11/2019

Christian Montoya, Alyssa Walker and Gian Fiero at the COMTO Holiday Dinner, Scholarship & Awards Program on December 6, 2019 in Oakland.

Walter Allen and Farah Soltane of Acumen participated in SmartTransit, a conference in Los Angeles, October 28-30, 2019 ...
11/04/2019

Walter Allen and Farah Soltane of Acumen participated in SmartTransit, a conference in Los Angeles, October 28-30, 2019 that showcased transit agencies’ service innovations from pilot programs for Mobility as a Service to integrated fare payments across multiple modes.

09/12/2019
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Acumen is looking for a Senior Civil Engineer - Structures. Follow the link below to apply:
http://www.acumentransit.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ACUMEN_Sr_Civil_Engineer_091119.pdf

Acumen staff and partners celebrate the end of summer
09/06/2019

Acumen staff and partners celebrate the end of summer

Acumen staff and partners celebrate the end of summer
09/05/2019

Acumen staff and partners celebrate the end of summer

Acumen’s CEO Walter Allen and Director of Estimating John Douglas of Balfour Beatty at the California High-Speed Rail Au...
08/06/2019

Acumen’s CEO Walter Allen and Director of Estimating John Douglas of Balfour Beatty at the California High-Speed Rail Authority Industry Event on August 5th. Over 90 businesses participated in Sacramento.

San Francisco’s EV Roadmap: Emission-free transportation by 2040http://www.sfweekly.com/news/s-f-commits-to-emission-fre...
08/01/2019
S.F. Commits to Emission-Free Transportation by 2040 - July 16, 2019 - SF Weekly

San Francisco’s EV Roadmap: Emission-free transportation by 2040

http://www.sfweekly.com/news/s-f-commits-to-emission-free-transportation-by-2040/

Is it possible for all transit in the city of San Francisco to be 100 percent emission-free by 2040? That’s the goal put forth by Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin Tuesday as part of an ambitious plan to rethink how vehicles run on city streets. A detailed Electric Vehicle Roadmap w...

Global ITS market reducing congestion, projected to surpass US $80B by 2027. Image by Mobility Data Analytics Center.htt...
07/25/2019
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): The March Towards Congestion-Free Roads, Says TMR

Global ITS market reducing congestion, projected to surpass US $80B by 2027. Image by Mobility Data Analytics Center.
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/07/24/1887310/0/en/Intelligent-Transportation-Systems-ITS-The-March-Towards-Congestion-Free-Roads-Says-TMR.html

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market Likely to Surpass US$80 Bn by 2027, expanding at CAGR of around 13% During 2019-2027

Support public transit. Get on Board on April 25. Learn more: https://getonboardday.org/investment/
04/22/2019
Investment - Get On Board for Public Transit

Support public transit. Get on Board on April 25. Learn more: https://getonboardday.org/investment/

Public transit benefits all of us, even those who don’t ride. A strong public transit system enhances the quality of life in our communities and helps them thrive. It connects people to jobs and jobs to people. It reduces traffic congestion and improves safety. It stimulates economic activity and ...

Check out Walter Allen’s latest article detailing the benefits of congestion pricing and the appeal of Mobility as a Ser...
04/05/2019
How congestion pricing, MaaS, and new transit policies will benefit all

Check out Walter Allen’s latest article detailing the benefits of congestion pricing and the appeal of Mobility as a Service (MaaS):

https://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/733397/what-are-the-keys-to-providing-mobility-for-all

By working in tandem, these elements will result in better public transportation infrastructure, more egalitarian access to transit options, affordable or free services, and a healthier environment.

Acumen's President & CEO Walter Allen attended Move LA’s 10th annual coalition-building conference which focused on "how...
03/08/2019

Acumen's President & CEO Walter Allen attended Move LA’s 10th annual coalition-building conference which focused on "how to rebuild LA County’s transit ridership, promote equitable community development and affordable housing near transit, and strategies to modernize LA's regional transit system and services."

Address

7770 Pardee Ln Ste 200
Oakland, CA
94621-1490

General information

Acumen’s diverse team of experts specializes in construction and infrastructure management, intelligent transportation systems and high-performance building solutions. We are a small, flexible firm with local roots, a global reach and, when it comes to client support, oversized goals. Acumen's clients run the gamut from super-sized transportation agencies such as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, to private corporations including Parsons Brinckerhoff and Visa International. We also support a wide array of local and state government initiatives with top-flight engineering, cost-effective project controls and ground-breaking technology implementation. A minority-owned firm, Acumen became an S Corporation in 2002, is headquartered in the East Bay and now has 35 employees in locations throughout the U.S. It is also certified with a number of agencies across the nation as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. Specialties Professional Consulting Services, Construction and Infrastructure Management, Intelligent Transportation Solutions, High-Performance Building Solutions

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(510) 530-3029

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