PLANNING

FORMULATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

At ATG, our planning team works closely with our modeling and engineering teams, with our clients, and with the community. We gather input from everyone involved in the process, so we can create solutions that work.

Our planners are experts, well versed in current transportation planning regulations and their applications. We know how to engage public input, through our innovative public involvement process, and combine that dialogue with our knowledge and expertise.

ATG’s storehouse of planning tools, including travel demand modeling, and technical analysis, provide our clients with a thoughtful, comprehensive approach that enables us to produce:

  • Traffic and Revenue Studies
  • Traffic and Transit Ridership Forecasting
  • Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Studies
  • Transit, Freight, and Transportation Systems Planning
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Database Design
  • Application Development
  • Corridor Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Transportation Improvement Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development
  • Street Design Guidelines
  • Access Management Implementation Guidelines
  • FAST (MAP-21) Compliance / Performance Management Requirements
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulatory and Policy Guidance

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Planning for future transportation needs requires accurate data and the expertise to analyze that data.

At ATG, we gather relevant current information and projections about income, job potential, household size, population growth (or decrease), and other factors, to develop the insight into future trends that will impact transportation. Our planning team’s expertise in analyzing long term demographic and economic patterns makes the difference when preparing planning documents and policy studies.

We look to the data we gather and analyze to determine how the impacted area will change, economically and demographically, and then to project how those changes will affect the many aspects of transportation that members of the community will need in the future. We emphasize diligent data collection and analysis to build a firm foundation for our forecasts.

Specifically, the ATG team of planners is knowledgeable and experienced in the preparation of:

  • Long-range demographic and land use forecasts
  • Socioeconomic impact analysis for NEPA documentation
  • Advanced statistical analysis
  • Economic impact analysis
  • Policy studies

We use a combination of expert planning skills and computerized tools to prepare our analysis. Our team has significant experience interpreting aerial photography, analyzing detailed U.S. Census information and economic data, conducting field surveys, etc. We also use specialized computer software and econometric models, such as ArcGIS, REMI©, and IMPLAN© to ensure we are creating the most accurate forecast possible for our clients.

ATG listens. We focus on ways to make life better for everyone involved in a project. We are experts at bringing members of the community together to engage in constructive dialogue, to learn from each other, and to participate in the process.

ATG understands the needs of the public to be involved in transportation projects that affect their community. We are experts at facilitating engagement sessions, incorporating small group interaction using directed dialogue and active listening. Combining in-person discussions with online and social media resources, we provide continuous access to project information.

Our public engagement programs also incorporate bilingual and culturally sensitive participation. We use a variety of methods designed to solicit the most useful input from a wide variety of stakeholders:

  • Face-to-face
  • Web-based virtual meetings
  • Social-media
  • Other carefully-nuanced methods

ATG’s highly acclaimed public participation process helps turn opponents into proponents through transparency and inclusiveness.

The ATG public participation process has been successfully used in a number of metropolitan area projects, including the Houston-Galveston Area Council SH-6 Access Management Study. At the completion of this project, our client spontaneously provided Alliance with an endorsement letter describing “the best public participation process ever.”

We are often thanked for just listening. At ATG, we know that is the secret to effective public engagement and participation.

  • ‘Big Data’ Analysis
  • Database Design
  • Application Development
  • GIS Analysis
  • County and Municipal Transportation Plans
  • Thoroughfare Plans
  • Statewide Plans
  • Metropolitan Transportation Plans
  • Multimodal Corridor Analysis
  • Planning & Environmental Linkage Studies
  • FAST Act Performance Management Programs / TMA Certification Compliance
  • Transit Program Management / Transit Systems Plans
  • Fixed Guideway State Safety Oversight
  • Transit & Human Services Transportation Coordination Plans
  • Transit Station Site Analysis & Design
  • Transit Station Site Analysis and Design
  • Freight Systems Plans & Route Studies
  • Congestion Management Plans
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Online and Social Media Surveys