ALTRANS' Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Coordinators arrive at our clients' sites, identifying any barriers to reducing single occupancy vehicle trips, quickly creating and implementing an alternative transportation program tailored to fit their needs and goals.
Our shuttle operations serve a wide range of commuters. From our van services which operate at residential complexes, to our 36 passenger shuttle buses that serve thousands of business professionals at large business parks, we have an option for your transit needs.
Organizations that want to begin a TDM or Shuttle Program can get mired in the details of achieving their end goal. Our staff will work with you to develop turn-key operations or achieve governmentally mandated EIR entitlements.
Web Based Transit Tools
One key to an effective traffic mitigation program is the commuter having access to information. Our web-based tools can be used to provide customized ride-match databases to connect potential car-poolers and van-poolers. We also can generate proactive trip plans which use address data to educate and market to individuals who will benefit from some specific transit service. This is just a sample of some tools that will empower and encourage your employees or tenants to use alternative transportation.
TDM Plan Writing
A TDM plan is a critical step in assessing and mapping out what traffic mitigation measures will be needed at any present or future site. It is a comprehensive document which details all aspects of a site's transportation environment, referencing site-specific survey data, traffic studies, trip generation forecasting, etc. ALTRANS has developed these for a variety of clients including large residential sites, hospitals, colleges and businesses.
Part of the permitting process for build-outs, rebuilds, and new development, is the implementation of a traffic mitigation program and achievement of specific traffic mitigation goals/thresholds. These goals/thresholds are governmentally mandated and outlined in the site's EIR. ALTRANS can assist Property Managers and Developers by writing a TDM plan detailing how the traffic mitigation goals will be reached. As well, ALTRANS can oversee implementation and management of the TDM program to ensure per the EIR that the goals are achieved and the permits are awarded.
Fulfilling the requirements of a city or county, vis-á-vis an EIR or governmental mandates, is necessary to complete the entitlement process for development. ALTRANS' TDM Coordinators and Operations staff have achieved city mandated SOV reduction for multiple clients' sites, including world-class business parks and regional medical centers.
Commonly outlined in a site's EIR, a peer review process is required by the permitting authority (city, county, etc.) to verify whether or not EIR mandated goals have been achieved. The results of a peer review can mean the difference between construction being completed or completely shutting down. ALTRANS has undertaken peer reviews of site-wide TDM plans, as well as reviews of specific components and goals of TDM plans. ALTRANS' experience as a TDM organization lends the advantage of knowing what a successful TDM plan looks like on paper and in practice.
ALTRANS has secured over five million dollars in grant funding for clients to develop alternative transportation programs. Due to years of grant writing experience, as well as having planed, managed and operated TDM programs, ALTRANS has keen insight into what it takes to develop a winning grant proposal.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
ALTRANS uses GIS for a variety of purposes. One example is as a marketing tool. ALTRANS uses GIS to help our clients determine which of their employees can be served by local transit, and then reaches out to those employees to inform them specifically of the available options. As well, by geo-coding address data to an area map, ALTRANS can see what the potential use rate would be of the transit service in question. One example of how this is highly valuable is that GIS data builds a strong case for public transit augmentation and enhancement. ALTRANS uses site-specific GIS data to advocate for public transit enhancement at our clients' sites. By working with transit authorities, and building a case for our clients, we are proud to have effected major changes in the access to and usefulness of transit for those we represent.