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Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning with an Engineering Foundation

Our transportation planners work side by side with engineers, landscape architects, and environmental scientists to provide a comprehensive planning approach that strengthens the safety and efficiency of transportation networks. As stewards of the network, the public relies on us to deliver solutions that improve the movement of people and goods while being mindful of environmental and social sensitivities. When planning for your community, our team will focus on land use, link building within the network, and multimodal considerations. At the same time, our engineering team will work to enhance network efficiencies and the safe accommodation of all users regardless of how they travel. This collaborative approach results in a strategic transportation plan that accounts for the technical and social impacts of your community’s corridors.

Building Community Support for Transportation Projects

Supportive community stakeholders are an essential component of project success. Our public engagement processes are designed specifically for each corridor plan with the goal of establishing local ownership and addressing system deficiencies with community support. During each phase of your project, we’ll coordinate with funding authorities, regulatory agencies, public officials, and other stakeholders to guide project success. Our goal is to develop a group of community stakeholders that will continue to support the community’s efforts of improving the network after the plan is adopted.

How We Can Help

Traffic Impact Studies

New developments often generate new traffic patterns and higher traffic volumes, so it’s vital to evaluate traffic and safety impacts before development occurs. A traffic impact study will help you plan and prepare for intersection or traffic control improvements that may be needed.

Corridor Master Plans

In addition to corridor plans for improvements to your infrastructure network, we can help guide revitalization strategies for adjacent properties and create development plans for new corridors in growing areas.

NEPA

Federal funding often requires a comprehensive evaluation of environmental, social, and economic impacts before improvements can be made. To expedite the NEPA process, we develop thoughtful project purpose and need statements and live by those statements when developing right-sized solutions that avoid or minimize adverse impacts to sensitive areas.

Location Studies

Avoiding sensitive areas is the first step of our approach to developing location plans for new corridors. User and life-cycle costs are provided to assist you with the decision-making process for preferred alternatives.

Complete Streets

We evaluate individual corridors to determine how well they accommodate different modes of transportation and identify opportunities for improvement. Public engagement will be a vital step in developing long-term solutions for your roadway network.

Transit Studies

We work with transit authorities and planning agencies to develop transit service plans in rural and urban areas. Our deep bench of traffic engineers will provide you with timely answers to operational challenges within the transit system.

Bicycle & Pedestrian Studies

We’ll review your community in its entirety to optimize bicycle and pedestrian accommodation. Historical data for suggested accommodation strategies is provided by our team to assist stakeholders in reaching informed decisions that promote community vitality and connectedness.

Statewide Transportation Studies

From trail systems to ADA accommodation and safety improvements, we’ve collaborated with state DOTs on numerous transportation studies. We’ve planned, designed, and built well over 400 miles of regional trails and more than 1,200 ADA pedestrian ramps throughout the Midwest.

Public Engagement & Meeting Facilitation

Building community support and addressing legal requirements is streamlined through a variety of web-based and personal engagement strategies tailored to your community’s unique needs and desires. We’ve found that when the process to provide input for the corridor planning phase is simple, the feedback for the plan is more robust.