To create the Linking Tahoe: Multimodal Transportation Management Plan on behalf of the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD), Stantec analyzed cell phone data from an enormously large geographic area. We gained unprecedented insights into the magnitude of visitors and their travel patterns. This article highlights a few of our findings and some lessons learned. Cell phone data enabled us to develop an innovative transportation management plan using the newest information technology and sophisticated ArcGIS tools to visualize the results. by Cynthia J. Albright, AICP-CUD, GISP
While interest in fostering walkable communities in Utah has grown in recent years, the longer-term trend is showing that people are walking less. This article describes an analysis of the factors that impact walking. The principle data source for this analysis was the 2012 Utah Household Travel Survey (UTHS). by Jonathan Larsen, PE, Andy Li, Ph.D., and Callie New
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has entered into a data-sharing partnership with Waze to arm residents with information about current road conditions and construction projects to ease their commutes around the valley.
How the City of Sierra Vista in Arizona had to establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization in order to continue to receive federal transportation dollars. by Daniel R. Coxworth
The Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments updated its long-range transportation plan through Metro 2040, designed to guide the development of multimodal transportation systems throughout the study area for the next 25 years. by Adam Altenburg
Niwot, CO faced the challenge of how to fund improvement projects without the capital available to municipalities. Story by Victoria McKennan and Carlos Hernandez.