Our team has experience designing and implementing the major subsystems found in every advanced public transit system (APTS) in the intelligent transportation system (ITS) architecture. Macro has completed hundreds of successful consulting assignments across North America, helping transit and fleet owners/operators improve operational efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness. As veteran practitioners in all phases of systems engineering, quality assurance and project management, our professionals guide clients in introducing new technologies to their mission-critical operations with low risk and high return. Our expertise extends throughout a project's life cycle— from conceptual design to final commissioning. Many of our in-house experts have hands-on experience working for bus operators and paratransit providers. Macro’s field-proven competencies include computer aided dispatch (CAD), automatic vehicle location (AVL), records management, fixed route scheduling, paratransit manifesting, passenger information and onboard systems.
Steve joined Macro in 1984 as a systems engineering consultant and project manager for design, specification, procurement, and implementation management of real-time SCADA and Energy Management control systems for the electric utility industry. Steve’s career at Macro evolved over the years to applying this real-time central control system expertise to the transportation industry. Steve has experience in all phases of implementing real-time transportation management projects for both bus and rail, from project inception studies, through implementation and testing, specializing in Central Office system architecture, functions, user interface, process re-engineering, and control center design. Steve is currently Macro’s Director of Rail Transit, leading Macro’s team of engineering consultants in technical services related to Centralized Train Control and Traction Power SCADA office systems and control center design. Steve not only leads the rail transit group, but stays active in projects, currently leading two of Macro’s major rail consulting projects.