Our approach is quite simple. For every client, we develop a comprehensive and dynamic plan that builds upon the unique characteristics of that particular system. Each of our plans, from Short Range Transit Plans to Comprehensive Operations Assessments to Corridor Studies, demonstrates our understanding of the local environment, existing transit services, funding, potential demand, community needs, vehicle technology, system design, operations, facilities, amenities and information systems.
Identifying “community needs” is just one of the things that makes our firm both unique and innovative. Our planners understand how to navigate a community’s intricate politics and geography in order to build consensus on strategies that effectively serve many interests. We are able to do this by using a variety of public outreach methods including community open houses, stakeholder forums, and our own planning exercise, the Smithville Planning Game©.