Lower Hill District

Traffic Engineering / Parking Consulting

Trans Associates was retained to conduct a parking and multi-modal transportation study for the Pittsburgh Penguins Arena District Redevelopment Project.  The redevelopment area, adjacent to the City of Pittsburgh Central Business District, includes the CONSOL Energy Center and 28 additional acres.

Our firm provided parking analysis and traffic impact analysis for the proposed redevelopment.  Trans Associates evaluated current parking options, projected future demand of parking needs, and provided a parking management plan.  In addition, our firm provided traffic analysis including recommendations on traffic mitigation measures to meet the City of Pittsburgh requirements, and a transportation management plan to optimize traffic and pedestrian conditions during peak hours and event management plan for before and after events at the CONSOL Energy Center. Pedestrian and bicyclist movements and safety were also addressed.

Trans Associates presented roadway and signal improvement recommendations along with preliminary construction cost estimates.  This project is ongoing and nearing the City review process phase.

Trans Associates’ service included:

Data Collection: Conducted vehicular, truck, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian counts and performed a field reconnaissance of all study intersections.

Parking Analysis: Evaluated current parking options, determined future parking demand, and provided a parking management plan for the entire redevelopment district.

Traffic Analysis: Calculated anticipated site generated traffic volumes, site traffic distributions, and future traffic volumes with and without the proposed development. Performed capacity and queuing analysis to determine appropriate mitigation measures to optimize typical weekday and weekend operations, as well as operations during events

Meetings: Perform an important role in presentations at community meetings and at City staff meetings and hearings.