Foursquare ITP has experience in a wide variety of transit planning, ranging from transit operational analyses to short-range transit development plans to bus priority studies. Our work also includes station area plans, stations access studies, and transit facility and passenger amenity planning. In our transit planning work, we focus on using performance measurement data for planning purposes, such as travel time information and passenger count data.

Services

Representative Projects:

Transit Development Plans

DC Circulator National Mall Route Plan
Foursquare ITP is working with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and other stakeholders to develop a service plan, ridership estimates, stop concept designs, and other implementation-ready plans for a new Circulator route around the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Tysons Corner Circulator Study
Foursquare ITP worked for Fairfax County as part of an interdisciplinary consultant team to study the potential opportunities for a system of transit circulators that will provide quick and convenient access to key destinations and connection to the new Metrorail stations.

Southampton Transit Development Plan
Foursquare ITP worked with Southampton County and the City of Franklin to develop a six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP).

Hampton Roads Transit Development Plan
Foursquare ITP lead the development of a six-year Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), following the TDP requirements set forth by the Virginia Department of Rain and Public Transportation.

DC Circulator Transit Development Plan
Foursquare ITP worked with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and DC Surface Transit, Inc. to develop a comprehensive ten-year plan for improving upon the successful DC Circulator bus service.

Fairfax County Transit Development Plan
Foursquare ITP's president worked as the project manager of a complete Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Fairfax County, Virginia.

Transit Financial Planning

Hampton Roads Transit Capital Improvement Program
Foursquare ITP led the development of Hampton Roads Transit's six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the first in recent memory that was developed with the input of all HRT departments and represents a fiscally constrained plan based on objective prioritization, anticipated revenues, and program costs.

Bus Transit Priority Planning

Technical Assistance for ARRA TIGER Grant Project Management
Foursquare ITP is the prime consultant assisting the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board (COG/TPB) in oversight and management of 16 projects being implemented by six separate agencies, all conducted under a regional $58.8 million TIGER grant.

Multimodal Coordination for Bus Priority Hot Spots
Foursquare ITP worked with eight transit agencies serving the WMATA compact area to develop a regional GIS database of bus speeds and level of service. The database aggregates real-time speed data across agencies to identify "hot spots" causing bus delay.

WMATA Priority Corridor Network Analysis
Foursquare ITP worked with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) to develop a regional impacts analysis for the implementation of a 23 corridor priority bus network in the Washington DC region.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Bus Priority Treatment Guidelines
Foursquare ITP participated in the development of Bus Priority Treatment guidelines that could be used across the Washington Metropolitan region, as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and several local jurisdictions began to implement priority bus service.

Transit Access and Station Area Planning

Metrorail Station Access Alternatives Study
Foursquare ITP played a key role in conducting a study of current and future Metrorail station access.

Brookland-CUA Station Area Access Plan
Foursquare ITP worked with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to determine how Metro transit operations and station access at the Brookland-CUA station should be reconfigured to support recommendations of the Brookland Small Area Plan developed by the DC Office of Planning.

Bayview Multimodal Transportation Center and Joint Development Planning
Foursquare ITP worked as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop plans for the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus, a hospital and research facility in the City of Baltimore that is now only served by local bus but will be served by two stations on the Red Line light rail and a new infill station on the MARC Commuter Rail.

Human Services and Rural Transportation

Effectiveness of Human Services Transportation Plans and Grant Programs
Foursquare ITP worked with the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation, part of NCHRP, to help gauge the effectiveness of Human Services Transportation Plans and Grant Programs.

Craig County, Virginia Transit Feasibility Study
Foursquare ITP led the transportation planning tasks as part of a feasibility study for transit in rural Craig County, Virginia, located to the west of the City of Roanoke.