Urban Idea Lab

25 Stations Accessibility Study

UIL led a multi-disciplinary team to address the challenge of providing accessible platforms to commuter rail trains at 25 stations in Massachusetts. The team included accessibility experts, railway engineers, construction and code experts, and historic preservation specialists.   These stations present significant design challenges due to track geometry, limited right-of-way, and physical constraints. The approach […]

Sullivan Station Peer Review

UIL was selected by the MBTA to evaluate and improve proposed roadway, bus, pedestrian, and bicycle circulation designs at Sullivan Square Station. These traffic improvements were developed as part of roadway upgrades for the Wynn Casino mitigation.   Working iteratively with numerous departments within the MBTA, UIL developed a plan that was acceptable to those […]