Transit Operations and Implementation Planning

Putting buses on the streets and trains on the tracks is the bread and butter of what transit providers do, and transit operations planning is CTG’s main area of expertise. We work with our clients to ferret out inefficiencies in services, identify the public’s current and changing needs, and prepare customized plans that balance productivity and accessibility.

Operating plans are usually for short-range and mid-range implementation timeframes, reflecting transit agencies’ more immediate planning needs. Typical efforts include:

  • Comprehensive Operations Analyses (COAs)
  • Transit Development Plans (TDPs)
  • Line-by-Line Analyses
  • Short-Range Transportation Plans (SRTPs)
  • Transit Feasibility Analyses
  • Definition and Evaluation of Alternatives
  • Transit Scheduling and Optimization
  • University Transit Plans
  • Park-and-Ride Studies
  • Passenger Ride-Checks and Surveys
  • Transfer Analyses
  • On-site Management and Support

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 short-term transit operations and implementation planning we do.

Photo DART Comprehensive Operations Analysis (Moving You Forward) Dallas, TX We are currently conducting a Comprehensive Operations Analysis (aka Moving You Forward) for DART's bus network. This study is focused on identifying ways to increase ridership and system wide performance. Download case study >

Photo METRA Public Transit Needs Assessment Columbus, GA After approval of a regional sales tax including funding for transit improvements in Columbus-Muscogee County, CTG was responsible for determining how to best invest those dollars in quality transit services. Our work included community engagement, demographic and demand analysis, evaluation of METRA's existing transit services, and service and capital recommendations over the 10-year life of the sales tax. Download case study >

Photo Webster Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS) New York, NY CTG assisted NYCDOT by analyzing terminal operations, defining a corridor operating plan, and identifying a service plan for supporting bus services in relation to the Webster Avenue SBS. Download case study >

Photo CATS COA, Market Research, and Alternatives Analysis Baton Rouge, LA For this multilayered three part study effort, CTG completed a Comprehensive Operations Analysis to support a tax referendum to expand and improve transit services. The tax passed and CATS implemented the COA Short-Range Plan recommendations in 2014. Download case study >