County Connection Transit System Turns Around

The County Connection transit system serves residents in central Contra Costa County, California. In 2012, Nelson\Nygaard began working with the agency to identify new opportunities for more efficient and productive bus service in County Connection’s primarily suburban environment. One of the proposed improvements involved Route 5, one of the least productive routes. We recommended a …

Redesigned network and service launches in Illinois

In 2015 and 2016, Nelson\Nygaard helped Connect Transit completely redesign its service in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. The new network has shorter routes designed to serve specific markets, coordinated schedules that make it easy to transfer, and more frequent service to desired destinations. Services previously designed to only serve Illinois State University students were integrated with the …

Nelson\Nygaard develops big, bold transit plan for Nashville

Nashville feared becoming the next Atlanta, in terms of traffic. To avoid that fate, the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) launched a Transit Strategic Plan. The need was dire—the region is expected to gain 1 million people over the next 25 years. “Nashville is a rapidly growing city with a transit system designed for a …

City of Oakland launches first DOT, names Tumlin to lead

Oakland, CA – June 8, 2016 – Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced the establishment of the City of Oakland’s first Department of Transportation. This is a key milestone in the administration goal to more equitably bring greater safety and accessibility to Oakland’s streets for the benefit of all city residents. The announcement followed a presentation …

Nelson\Nygaard Joins Perkins+Will

A rendering of the award-winning Blatchford Redevelopment Plan in Edmonton, Canada, one of many collaborations between the two firms. Image courtesy of Perkins+Will. SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016—Global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announced today that Nelson\Nygaard, an internationally acclaimed transportation planning consultancy, has joined the organization. The strategic partnership will enable both companies to …

No Parking Here

January 2016 — “If you drive out to visit Disney’s Epcot center in Orlando, Florida, you will arrive at one of the biggest parking lots in America. With room for 12,000 cars, it sprawls out over 7 million square feet—about the size of 122 football fields. If you look at the lot on Google Maps, …

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