Consultants for Aerial Gondola, Cable Car, and Aerial Tramway Planning, Engineering, and Studies - Specialists for Aerial Cable Transit (ACT)

Eco-Transit (ECO) provides impartial, specialized Cable Car, Aerial Tramway and Aerial Gondola planning and engineering services that are independent from the gondola and cable car manufacturers and independent from gondola and cable car promotional groups. Our study and project consulting services encompass the planning, feasibility study, project management, inspection, and certification of all modes of cable propelled transportation systems. We provide full-service consulting services for the rapidly expanding Aerial Cable Transit (ACT) industry in urban environments, and gondolas and trams as rapid transit, tourism attractions and industrial applications. We particularly emphasize ACT systems for consideration as to their their application as “first mile / last mile” connectors to medium haul and long haul mass transit modes. Our consulting services for urban aerial transit systems, resort, and industrial systems are provided to municipalities, project stakeholders, private developers, and transportation engineering / architectural teams. Eco-Transit sets itself apart in the aerial cable transit and recreation industries by emphasizing the human element of "Sense of Place", and the environmental element of promoting "Green Transit" mobility solutions that are Eco-Mobile and Eco-Sustainable.

Although Eco-Transit is an independent consultancy, our senior staff originates from the aerial cableway manufacturing, engineering and regulatory industries, which gives our team great insight and experience when we provide our consulting services for aerial cableway studies and projects. Of course, during studies and projects, we work with and are very familiar with the technologies of the current lift industry manufacturers’ Doppelmayr, Leitner, Poma, MND, and Bartholet. We have also collaborated on cableway studies with some of the major worldwide architectural and engineering (A&E) firms such as Aecom, Jacobs, WSP, Parsons Transportation, Parametrix, Nelson-Nygaard, Parsons-Brinkerhoff, Golder, Lee-Elliott, Skidmore-Owings-Merrill, Intrawest, SOSH and Kimley-Horn. For both domestic and international assignments, we have engineers accredited under the passenger ropeway standards of the European CEN Standard, American ANSI B77 Standard and Canadian CSA Z-98 Standard. Two of Eco-Transit’s senior consultants are certified gondola and aerial tramway inspectors in North America. 

Eco-Transit offers the following services for Aerial Cableway Projects:

  • Consultation with clients; presentations to stakeholders; public information meetings.
  • Participation with A&E teams for transit studies involving aerial cableway technology.
  • Serve as owner representative for liaison with stakeholders, regulators and third parties.
  • Route alternatives analysis for the proposed alignment, towers and station locations.
  • Planning for transit-oriented development (TOD) and station area design & development.
  • Develop specifications and cost estimates for the cableway engineering, equipment, installation and O&M budgets.
  • Technical and economic Feasibility Studies and financial proformas for proposed cableway projects.
  • Engineering, line calculations, profiles and drawing packages for cableway design.
  • Assistance with tender documents; Requests for Proposal (RFP), etc. to allow owner to solicit bids from engineers, architects, suppliers, and lift manufacturers.
  • Evaluation of third party RFP response bid proposals and coordination of procurement with agency or owner.
  • Project management (PM), construction management and quality assurance (QA) for cableway projects.
  • Inspections, commissioning, load testing and certification of aerial cableways.

ECO-Transit has done numerous engineering designs and feasibility studies for resort, industrial and urban cable cars as public transit systems and attractions. We have provided our consulting services for over 25 years to governments, private developers, and to other public and private sector clients, as well as to engineering and architectural (A&E) feasibility study teams for multi-modal studies that include planning for urban gondolas. Eco-Transit has extensive experience with the design and study of aerial cableways from one to five miles in length with interconnections to other transit modes and with both simple stations and intermodal stations with associated mixed-use development. We have provided gondola consulting for numerous alignments that climb steep grades, run along flat terrain, travel above city roadways, and cross over significant waterways, highways and rights of way. The environmental benefits of this specialized form of “Green Transit” are showcased in our feasibility studies and designs for resort, attraction, and urban gondola projects. 

 

ECO-Transit LLC

 

WEST OFFICE:

7830 W Alameda Ave

Suite 103

Denver, Colorado  80226
Phone: 1+303-929-9099

Email: rg@eco-transit.com

 

EAST OFFICE:

3212 NE 12th Street

Suite 502

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Phone: 1+954-328-5673

Email: rg@eco-transit.com

 

 

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