Long-Range Systems Plans and Corridor Projects

Public transportation systems must look to the future when planning for high-capacity bus and rail facilities that require major capital investment. Municipalities increasingly recognize the strong links between land use and transportation facilities in achieving sustainable communities. This requires developing smart and visionary long-range plans, and an understanding of the state and federal processes involved in implementing them.

CTG works hand-in-hand with a number of general planning and engineering firms to provide transit operators the very best in quality and team depth on large projects. We have successfully planned systems for all modes of transit, including standard bus service, bus rapid transit, light rail, streetcar, heavy rail, commuter rail (including diesel or electric-powered self-propelled vehicles), and high-speed rail.

  • Regional and Sub-Area Transportation Plans
  • Long-Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs)
  • FTA Section 5309 New Starts Projects
    • Alternatives Analysis (AA)
    • Environmental Impact Statements and Reports (EIS/EIR)
    • Preliminary Engineering (PE) through Final Design
  • FTA Section 5309 Small Starts and Very Small Starts
  • Multimodal Service/Operating Plans (Bus and Rail)
  • Intercity and High-Speed Rail Plans
  • Transit Run Time Simulations
  • Single-Track Analyses
  • Automated Operating Statistics Models

Our services are built around four primary practice areas. Select an area to learn more about the services we offer and projects we’ve completed:

These are a few examples of the long-term system plans and corridor projects we do.

Photo VTA BART Silicon Valley San Jose, CA For over a decade we have been responsible for analyzing the operating plans, statistics, and costs for VTA and BART associated with this $4 billion FTA New Starts project to bring BART rail service to the Silicon Valley. Download case study >

Photo Denver RTD FasTracks Operations Planning Denver, CO CTG has completed several work order projects for RTD over the year. One of the larger projects is an automated operating statistics model that estimates bus and rail operating requirements for various service plan scenarios. Download case study >

Photo Tulsa Regional Transit System Plan (Fast Forward) Tulsa, OK We were responsible for developing the bus system plan for INCOG's Fast Forward study. Components included a peer analysis, review of existing transit service, evaluation and development of immediate-term, intermediate, and long-term bus service recommendations. Fast Forward identified the Peoria-Riverside corridor for BRT improvements as an immediate next step. Download case study >

Photo Oakland Park Boulevard Alternatives Analysis Broward County, FL CTG was responsible for analyzing existing service and route performance, assisting in the development of alternatives, and developing operating plans, travel time estimates, and operating costs. Our work involved coordination with travel demand modeling and alternatives performance evaluation. Download case study >

Photo Cedar Avenue Transitway (Red Line) Implementation Plan Update Dakota County, MN CTG prepared Cedar Avenue BRT (Red Line) service plans for opening year and future year conditions before Red Line service began. Now that service has been in operation since 2013, we are tasked with updating this initial implementation plan. We are analyzing existing ridership and service characteristics to identify near-term and long-term strategies for improving ridership. Download case study >

Photo Durham-Orange Corridor New Starts Submittal Durham, NC CTG has led the effort in defining bus and rail service plans for this light rail transit project. We have also prepared detailed bus O&M cost models for the three affected transit operators (Triangle Transit, Durham Area Transit Authority and Chapel Hill Transit) and a LRT cost model for the proposed project. CTG continues to be involved in supporting Preliminary Engineering efforts for this project. Download case study >