Penn State Abington – Parking Study

Penn State Abington (PSA) was experiencing enrollment growth and wanted to study the transportation system and identify improvements that would support a growing population of students accessing the campus. Trans Associates in collaboration with Change Management Advisors performed a high level and comprehensive examination of parking and transportation management strategies at the PSA campus.

Transportation Demand Management Plan recommendations included walkability enhancements, SEPTA service implementation, alternative modes of transportation, management of parking, telecommuting, and integrating a new app to manage transportation and facilitate user access to transportation.

Services Provided Include

PARKING STUDY – Analyzed existing parking facilities, parking occupancy rates, parking by parker category and projected future demand.

DATA COLLECTION – Field observations and data collection related to existing routes for shuttles and public transit on campus, signage, parking occupancy rates.

ANALYSIS – Summarized field data collection and local transit routes, created an online transportation survey that completed by faculty and students regarding tranportation and parking preferences, studied all modes of tranportation.

EXECUTIVE LEVEL PRESENTATIONS – The project included interim and final presentations which included an implementation plan for improvements.

RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT – This report summarized all findings and presented information in graphical and tabular fashion. Recommended actions were categorized and prioritized into short, medium, and long term action items.