Public Transit

Creating Complete Passenger Transportation Networks

Our multifaceted experience working with transit agencies, cities, and regional planning organizations on ridesharing and transit projects has developed insight and expertise essential to the development and maintenance of effective public transit systems. We understand how numerous elements including route network and structure, service levels, facility design, multi-modal infrastructure including last mile connections, and technology can influence transit system success. Our background working with transit-dependent populations to overcome mobility issues also gives us a unique perspective of the complete passenger transportation network including non-emergency medical transportation, volunteer driving programs, demand-response and fixed-route transit, and human service agency transportation.

Diverse Transit Experience

Our vast experience includes several transit-related projects for CyRide and the City of Ames on Iowa State University’s campus. This work includes traffic analysis and complete street design along with traffic and on-board traffic survey and mapping. We have also provided engineering expertise for the development of multi-modal transportation centers and transit facility expansions. In addition to skilled engineers, our staff includes planners that are experienced with transit planning, including the development and evaluation of transit and ridesharing alternatives, park-and-ride planning and development, and coordinated transportation studies.

Funding Sources

We are well-versed in numerous funding sources used to develop plans and studies, foster successful transit projects, and start new services. These funding sources include the Iowa Clean Air Attainment Program (CMAQ), STA Special Project funding, and Public Transit Infrastructure Grant funding, among others.

Services we provide include:

 

Needs studies and transportation planning:

Understanding your community’s needs is a complex process. There are multiple stakeholders with diverse mobility needs. This requires us to consider a diverse range of solutions. By working with transit agencies, human service agencies, businesses, and transit user groups, we can identify projects and improvements that will increase mobility throughout your entire community.

 

Service planning: 

We assist clients in identifying route and system improvements that increase ridership and provide efficient, effective service. Our approach to identifying improvements is data-driven, using our knowledge of available data and background in mobility management to develop plans that work for all community members.

 

Park-and-ride planning and design:

Through a data-driven process that takes regional commute patterns into account and a design process that intelligently accommodates different modes of travel, we identify ideal park-and-ride locations.

 

G.I.S. mapping and analysis:

We utilize the latest geospatial technology to provide spatial analysis and at-a-glance maps that are easy to use and understand. Learn more information about our GIS service offering.

 

Public engagement and meeting facilitation:

With extensive public outreach experience, we provide public engagement materials and meeting facilitation techniques to maximize productivity.

 

Ridership and traffic operations:

We can assist with developing surveys and passenger counts that accurately reflect ridership in addition to identifying traffic operations and safety improvements for transit facilities or corridors.

 

Civil engineering for facilities:

Our vast experience with institutional and municipal projects allows us to create smart, functional designs for vertical infrastructure projects.

 

LEED Documentation:

Transit facilities offer various LEED Credits under the Location and Transportation Category of LEED version 4. The LEED accredited professionals at Snyder and Associates can assist with the site planning and documentation process for LEED credits.