Climate Change

We have developed specialized services to help our clients balance the need to travel with greenhouse (GHG) reduction goals that are aimed at reducing vehicle travel emissions.

Climate Change

We have developed specialized services to help our clients balance the need to travel with greenhouse (GHG) reduction goals that are aimed at reducing vehicle travel emissions.

As the transportation industry, climate, and our world continually change and evolve, we must transform and adapt our methods, planning, strategy, and thinking to provide exactly what clients need to improve their communities and proactively guide their futures. Changes in climate, legislation, technology, community values, and travel demands are ongoing, and they all impact how communities manage and approach transportation. Finding answers to these new challenges in partnership with our clients and communities is our specialty.

TrendLab+ 2020: A New Tool to Evaluate Post-Pandemic Travel Demand

TrendLab+ 2020: A New Tool to Evaluate Post-Pandemic Travel Demand

Several aspects of travel have changed considerably amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and we're noticing some startling trends. In response, we've developed a new TrendLab+ 2020 version of our tool. Explore the tool, the process, and our beta test of four scenarios in this special preview.
Understanding VMT Metrics: Explore Our Modeling Lexicon

Understanding VMT Metrics: Explore Our Modeling Lexicon

CEQA's July 1 deadline is swiftly approaching, making it increasingly important to be able to understand and navigate all types of VMT calculations. Our new quick-reference VMT lexicon makes that easier. Explore it now here.

We examine and advise based on specific community needs.

Our approach to advising and planning is based on partnering with clients – listening and understanding first to see where the needs and concerns are in each individual community. We then identify strategies based on our expertise and experience that are customized to client needs and consider relevant factors, whatever those may be: planning for and complying with new legislation, minimizing vehicle travel and enhancing travel efficiency, providing economic vitality, improving transportation access, mitigating negative impacts, and much more.

We recognize and prioritize the big picture to assist our clients and communities.

We find many communities grappling with the environmental consequences of past choices, and acknowledge the need to understand our history as we seek to repair broken systems and envision new solutions. Accordingly, we work to co-create community-driven solutions for integrating multimodal transportation with urban development in diverse contexts, reducing carbon and other emissions, planning and designing for minimal consumption of non-renewable energy, and beyond.

We engage at the forefront of efforts to address the effect of transportation on climate change.

We serve as a national leader in developing innovative transportation solutions that help communities, regions, and states achieve their sustainability and climate goals. Our climate leaders are involved in the most recent developments, strategies, and implementation methods to provide current and effective information to our clients, and you will frequently see them working with diverse stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes, as well as sharing knowledge and best practices at conferences and events.

California SB 743

Conventional approaches to transportation impact analysis tend to focus on explaining how transportation projects affect driving instead of how those projects may change the amount of driving that will occur. While changes to driving conditions and increasing travel times are important considerations for traffic operations and management, these changes do not fully describe environmental effects associated with fuel consumption, emissions, and public health. California Senate Bill 743 (SB 743) changes the focus of transportation impact analysis in CEQA from measuring impacts to drivers to measuring the impact of driving. We help California clients to understand this shift and to plan for its implementation.

Delve deeper along with us into understanding and navigating the changing challenges of climate change in transportation.

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