Comprehensive Transportation Planning
A well designed transportation plan can protect the safety of the public, reduce impact on the environment and spur economic development. The landscape of transportation planning is changing with the advent of autonomous vehicles, private car hire services and ride sharing. In most cities and college campuses, bicycle use is surging. These conditions create new demands upon planners to keep up with the transportation component of comprehensive master plans.
Trans Associates has participated in the development of many comprehensive transportation plan studies. Our firm has a lengthy history of performing the studies that are foundational to developing transportation plans. The purpose of these studies is to evaluate the impact of future land use changes within the municipalities and townships under various development scenarios and to determine the roadway network needs for each scenario considering all modes of transportation.
Institutional Master Plans
In addition to community master planning, Trans Associates provides transportation planning services to educational and health care facilities. We help with optimizing current infrastructure and parking assets for the near term, and provide guidance in consideration of planned future development.
Transportation Master Plan scope items may include:
Data Collection – Data collection may involve review of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, loading, service and emergency access, dock facilities, public transportation, access studies, intersection studies, crash analysis, ridership surveys, and trip generation reports.
Traffic Analysis – Analysis is performed to include traffic volume analysis, roadway conditions and capacity, traffic operations analysis, future year projections and mitigation measures. Specific concerns for intersections, queuing, turning maneuvers, visibility, signage and safety can be included.
Parking Analysis – Parking services include the development of parking management plans, parking lot design, circulation studies, striping and signage plans. Plans provide detailed information regarding parking assignments and usage and become part of the overall transportation management plan with parking demand projections going out 10 or more years.
Design Services – Site Access for all users, Major & Minor Roadway Design, Sustainable Design, Green Infrastructure, Streetscapes, Traffic and Pedestrian Signal Design, Bicycle Infrastructure, ADA Curbs, Drainage and NEPA, Autonomous Vehicle Roadway Design.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) – TDM plans help to improve the efficiency of a transportation system by providing travelers, mostly single-occupancy private vehicle drivers, with alternative options for travel. Trans Associates assists our clients in the development of TDM strategies addressing all modes of transportation.