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Transportation Planning

Professional Planning with an Engineering Foundation

Our transportation planners collaborate closely with municipal and traffic engineers, landscape architects, and environmental scientists. This collaborative effort results in a thorough, data-driven planning approach that enhances the safety and efficiency of transportation networks. As custodians of this network, the public depends on us to offer solutions that enhance the movement of people and goods, all while considering environmental and social concerns.

In the process of planning for your community, our focus will encompass several key aspects. This includes carefully considering land use to optimize its functionality within the network. We also pay attention to corridor development, aiming to create a cohesive and efficient transportation system. Our planning considers various modes of transportation, recognizing the importance of accommodating different ways people travel. We are conscious of working within limited capital and operating budgets, finding innovative solutions that make the most of available resources.

Furthermore, we actively engage with emerging intelligent transportation and smart city technologies, integrating them into our strategies. Our collaborative approach plays a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency of the network, ensuring a safe experience for all users, regardless of their mode of transportation. This approach also enables us to craft strategic transportation plans that consider both the technical and social impacts of community corridors.

Building Community Vision for Transportation Projects

Engagement from community stakeholders is a vital factor in ensuring the success of projects. Our approach to public engagement is tailored to the unique requirements of each project. This ensures that the local community takes ownership of the initiatives and collaboratively addresses any shortcomings in the system with their support. Throughout every stage of your project, we will work closely with funding bodies, regulatory bodies, public representatives, emergency responders, and other relevant stakeholders to steer the project toward success. We aim to cultivate a community of stakeholders who will sustain their support for ongoing network improvements even after the plan has been adopted.

Multimodal Transportation Planning

Ensuring the safety and efficiency of various transportation modes is crucial for enhancing the livability of the community. Our team of transportation planners and engineers conducts thorough reviews and analyses to pinpoint possibilities for enhancing connectivity among different modes of transport. Leveraging your community’s transportation goals and considering both present and future land use, we will collaborate with you to prioritize and create facilities that cater to multiple transportation options. These efforts will work to reinforce and enhance the overall transportation network.

Our Transportation Planning Services

Transportation Master Plans

Building on your community’s comprehensive plan or other planning efforts that include aspirational goals for multimodal transportation, our team will take the engineering and land planning step further to determine specific projects and prioritize them. With construction and long-term maintenance costs in mind, we can also help you explore funding opportunities.

Intelligent Transportation System Master Plans

The current discussions surrounding connected and autonomous vehicles might seem complex, but our experts are here to assist you in making sense of it all. We can guide you through the process, helping you grasp the technological and operational adjustments necessary for effectively managing traffic both in the present and in anticipation of future developments.

Transportation Policies

Well-structured and rational transportation policies and regulations offer communities clear guidance for tackling concerns and enacting effective solutions. Our proficiency in policy development covers a range of aspects, such as implementing measures for calming traffic in neighborhoods, managing street parking, controlling access, determining crosswalk locations and types, and more.

Traffic Impact Studies

As new developments emerge, they tend to bring about fresh traffic patterns and increased traffic volumes. Thus, it becomes crucial to assess the potential traffic and safety effects before the development takes place. Conducting a traffic impact study will assist you in proactively planning and getting ready for any necessary intersection or traffic control enhancements that might be required. Learn more about how our traffic impact studies can improve your community’s roadway congestion.

Corridor Master Plans

A corridor master plan offers a comprehensive perspective on how different transportation modes are integrated within your community, highlighting areas that could benefit from enhancements. Moreover, our expertise extends to assisting with the revitalization of neighboring properties through strategic strategies, as well as formulating development plans for new corridors in expanding areas.


When seeking federal funding, a thorough assessment of environmental, social, and economic consequences is frequently necessary before any improvements can proceed. To streamline the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) process, we create well-considered project purpose and need statements. These statements serve as guiding principles as we craft appropriately scaled solutions that prioritize avoiding or minimizing negative effects on environmentally sensitive areas.

Planning & Environmental Linkages (PEL)

When designing location plans for new or upgraded corridors, we adhere to the PEL (Planning and Environmental Linkages) approach. This method involves integrating environmental and community considerations from the outset. By doing so, we establish strong connections, simplify project implementation, and ultimately create transportation initiatives that align more effectively with the community’s requirements.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plans

We will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your community to enhance the facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our team will furnish historical data and recommended accommodation strategies, empowering stakeholders to make well-informed choices that contribute to the vibrancy and interconnectedness of the community.

Smart City Planning

Smart Cities employ innovative methods, partnerships, and technology to involve residents, provide services, and elevate their infrastructure more effectively. Our role involves aiding communities in realizing their objectives by fostering regional teamwork, exchanging successful methods, and harnessing technology to continually enhance the quality of our services.

Public Engagement & Meeting Facilitation

Simplifying the process of garnering community support and fulfilling legal obligations is achieved through a range of customized web-based and personal engagement tactics that align with your community’s distinct needs and preferences. Our experience has shown that when providing input during the corridor planning stage is made straightforward, the resulting feedback for the plan is more comprehensive and valuable. Click here to learn more about our public engagement strategies.