Our experience in all modes of transportation allows us to bring a unique perspective to transit projects. We understand that in order for transit to be effective, it must be closely integrated with other critical elements including land use, the roadway system, and the adjacent network of bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
We specialize in transit planning for municipalities, cities, provinces, and other urban areas across Canada. Using a data-driven approach, we have experience in helping many areas start new transit services or achieve improvements in existing services. At Trans-Plan, we apply cost-effective and time-sensitive design, maximize our client’s asset value & market penetration, all while minimizing the consumption of land and other capital resources. We assist in the achievement of financial, functional and aesthetic objectives through the integration of urban design, economic development and transportation demand management. Our goal is to develop optimum operating efficiency, traffic access and circulation within every project we oversee.
Transit Route Planning
Fare Strategy Review & Implementation
Traffic & Transit Impact Assessments
Transit Master Plans
Ridership Growth & Planning
Travel Demand Modelling & Management
Transportation Master Plans
Secondary Plan Study
On and Off-Site Planning Study
Environmental Assessment Studies EA’s
Transportation Forecast Modelling
Road Network Planning Study
Block Transportation Planning Study
Transportation Road Design Standards
Site Access of Internal Circulation Study
Existing External Roads & Transit Systems Studies
Vehicular Access and Parking Supply Requirements
Transportation Demand Management TDM
Expert Witness Testimony at Provincial and Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)
We create innovative design solutions with attention of safety, traffic operations, capacity, site access, transit operations, and smart traffic systems installation. We possess a vast experience in the design of transportation facilities throughout Canada. Coupled with our skills in planning and operations, our design services enable us to play a key role in the implementation of improvements from inception to completion. Our continuous involvement throughout the process to support both functional and aesthetic objectives proves to be a valuable asset to our clients. The design services we offer are specifically tailored to the traffic engineering elements of construction projects.
Site Access Design
Internal Vehicular Circulation and Systems Design
Parking Layout and Simulations
Roadways, Roundabouts, Intersections & Railway Design
Ramp and System Design
Truck Access and Loading Area Design
Transit Integration and Pedestrian Facilities Design Cost Estimation
The main purpose of a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) is to assess the potential impact of traffic generated by a proposed development or redevelopment and to identify the roadway improvements required to ensure that the road network will operate safely and efficiently upon completion of the development.
A TIS also identifies on-site and off-site improvements that might be needed as a result of the development and it plays an important role in the development review and approval process. Many local governments have established guidelines and policies that govern their site development and review process. Usually the requirement to perform a Traffic Impact Study is based on number of trips generated by the site, type and size of the development, and other area characteristics.
A TIS should be prepared under the supervision of a qualified and experienced transportation professional who has specific training in traffic and transportation engineering and planning. In addition, all transportation operations and design work stipulated in the TIS recommendations should be completed under the supervision of a qualified and experienced professional engineer in conformance with province and local professional requirements.
The list of traffic impact study guidelines by major cities in Ontario:
Traffic impact study services is one of our main services at Trans-Plan. We possess analytical tools and databases to assist in resolving transportation matters to the satisfaction of both our clients and the reviewing agencies. We develop analytical techniques and physical design solutions to solve issues of off-site impact, site access requirements and intersection optimization. Through the information collected, Trans-Plan implements the necessary knowledge to improve the optimization of specific sites and intersections. Trans-Plan provides effective public presentations and expert testimony as required, and has the expertise in the planning approval process in most jurisdictions.
Traffic trip generation and distribution pattern
Preliminary site assessment
Transportation capacity assessment
Site access location, design and implications for off-site improvements
Site access operations and traffic signal warrants
Intersection capacity analysis
Representation at public meetings, and municipal approval process statutory meetings
Providing expert testimony (in transportation & traffic) for development application hearings at the municipal Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and at the Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB)