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JAI Alternative Fuels Technical and Commercial Expertise Supports Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium

Alternative Fuels, Engineering & Design, Public Transit August 2008

SAN JOSE, CA – Jakes Associates, Inc. (JAI), a leading transit, alternative fuel engineering and procurement management firm, has secured the coveted position of providing technical and commercial expertise to the Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC), a coalition of public entities consisting of the L.A. MTA, the City of Los Angeles, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).  In this newly established position, JAI will provide assistance in the areas of new transit vehicle technologies and new vehicle technology procurement, testing, and deployment.

Facing rapidly increasing emission regulatory pressures and out of control petroleum costs, ATVC selected JAI to further assist in a variety of new programs, including: forensic systems analysis, technology economic assessment. new Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) system concept developments, composite vehicle systems, and many others.

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The First Privately Funded Urban Automated Transit System in Successful Operation in the U.S.

Automated People Mover, Engineering & Design, Healthcare, Planning & Development, Private, Procurement Management, Project Management June 2003

SAN JOSE, CA – Jakes Associates, Inc (JAI) is pleased to announce the opening of the Clarian Health People Mover. Based on a franchise agreement with the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jakes Associates, Inc. conceived and managed the implementation of an urban private transit system on a public right-of way, at no cost to taxpayers. The Health Care Transportation Franchise Agreement between the Consolidated City of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana and Clarian Health Partners, Inc. is the first ever adopted.

The official ceremony to inaugurate the operation of the 1.5-mile Clarian Health People Mover system in Indianapolis took place on June 26, 2003, where Clarian Health officially hosted a reception and press conference. Clarian Health senior management, as well as city and state officials, were among invited keynote speakers at the well attended event designed to offer local press and residents their first glimpse of this new, innovative transit system. Media coverage of the event included several local area television stations, the Indianapolis Star and other newspapers. Ceremony speakers commended system developer (SDI) for the well managed, fast tracked project.

Two sleek, 80 passenger monorail trains travel the route between Methodist Hospital and the campuses of Indiana University Medical Center. With total support from the Mayorʼs office, the City of Indianapolis, the State of Indiana, and all related agencies, communities, and private sectors, the project has become an unparalleled success story. The complete project budget is $42 million, a fraction of the cost of other projects implemented nationwide. This leads to a better return-on-investment ratio and a superior overall project image. Another success story by Jakes Associates, Inc., who invites everyone to take a ride.

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