Ridership Forecasting & Capital Investment Grants

Major transit projects often look for federal assistance when determining funding sources, in particular FTA’s Section 5309 New Starts program. This process requires development of ridership forecasts that adhere to FTA requirements – most often using FTA’s Simplified Trips on Project Software (STOPS). Our staff expertise with STOPS is unmatched. At CTG, we understand FTA’s Capital Investment Grant criteria process and have tools in place to help an agency understand a project’s likelihood of obtaining these funds, including areas of potential risks should project parameters change.

  • FTA STOPS Models
  • New Starts and Small Starts Criteria Evaluation Analysis
  • Before & After Studies
  • Predicted vs. Actual Studies

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