Urban and Suburban Transit
Transit plays a critical role in maintaining mobility and enhancing livable communities. Nelson\Nygaard has vast experience crafting short- and long-range plans for diverse transit systems. Our process responds to the unique needs of each community; from established high density urban areas to lower-density suburban neighborhoods. Projects typically include:
A precise snapshot of current transit activity is the foundation for all planning. We begin the planning process with ridechecks, surveys, and on-time performance evaluations.
Service Planning and Network Design
Our commitment to public outreach sets us apart. Nelson\Nygaard combines a thorough understanding of data collection and analysis with the unique ability to uncover what makes a community tick. Working with stakeholders, politicians, and citizen-planners, we use our Smithville Planning Game© to collectively create a conceptual network that reflects local values and needs.
Connectivity and Transfers
Nelson\Nygaard designs systems that make transferring as seamless as possible for passengers, balancing the need for a one-seat ride with the efficiency of timed transfers.
Nelson\Nygaard creates plans fully expecting that they will be put into service. We develop practical implementation strategies that meet the needs of operational and scheduling staff.
Financial and Capital Planning
No plan is complete without funding and costing components; all Nelson\Nygaard plans include projections for revenue, capital requirements and a complete 5 to 20 year financial and capital plan.