Rail~Volution LogoConstruction is well under way for the First Hill Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Facility. Rushing is providing MEP engineering and sustainability consulting services for this Seattle Department of Transportation LEED-NC Silver-targeted project.

As part of this year’s Rail~Volution Conference, which Seattle will be hosting, Rushing’s Alexandra Ramsden will speak on a panel discussing various stakeholder interests in the project. The workshop, “Corridor Planning: Seattle’s 1st Hill Streetcar Project,” will run from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22 at the Seattle Westin. The session will highlight “the importance of developing a successful interface between the design of a street-running streetcar project, the accommodation and encouragement of a high-volume bike and pedestrian environment, the incorporation of sustainability measures and the coordination with community development objectives.”

Rushing is an official sponsor of this year’s Rail~Volution Conference.