Helena Area Inclusive Transit Planning Phase 1

Helena Area Inclusive Transit Planning Phase 1

Stakeholders participated in a variety of outreach activities focused on: 1) developing a clearer picture of the transportation needs of stakeholders in the county, especially the needs of residents in areas of the county that are not currently served by the Helena Area Transit Service (HATS) like the “North Valley;” and 2) bringing stakeholder organizations together to create a strong voice for the needs of the populations they serve with regards to transportation, and to start to build consensus on recommendations for improving service to meet these needs. 

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Michigan Livable Communities Demonstration Project

Michigan Livable Communities Demonstration Project

Current Transportation Solutions worked with Smart Growth America and a variety of local partners to develop mobility management strategies in Marquette County, the Grand Traverse region, and the Lansing Tri-County area. The Marquette project focused on Marquette’s city core and the goal of making transit an integral part of a mixed-use corridor linking downtown, the regional hospital, and other large employers with Northern Michigan University (NMU) and the surrounding neighborhoods. The Grand Traverse project focused on integration and collaboration between the region’s five transit agencies, with a focus on improving transportation service for commuters and tourists. The Lansing Tri-County project focused on developing coordination strategies to improve non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) and coordination with Medicaid.

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Helena 2013 Transit Development Plan

Helena 2013 Transit Development Plan

The Helena Area Transit System (HATS) hired Current Transportation Solutions to update their Transportation Development Plan. The planning process included an extensive public participation program involving hundreds of survey responses, three public meetings and over 20 stakeholder interviews. HATS wanted a high level of public engagement because they are seeking to transition from focusing primarily on providing demand-response service for transportation disadvantaged populations, to a broader focus on serving the entire community through shifting resources to expanded and improved fixed route service. Our analysis and recommendations focused on developing and implementing strategies to achieve this goal.

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Bozeman Area Transit Development and Business Plan

Bozeman Area Transit Development and Business Plan

Current Transportation Solutions completed Bozeman’s first transit plan since Streamline began fixed route service in 2006. HRDC asked for a strong emphasis on business planning, including development of a variety of operations and service alternatives based on different potential financial scenarios.

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Montana Complete Streets Toolkit for Cities, Small Towns, and Tribal Communities

Montana Complete Streets Toolkit for Cities, Small Towns, and Tribal Communities

The toolkit provides a resource to engineers, planners, elected officials, and residents who desire safe and efficient facilities for bicycling, walking and transit within their communities.  http://www.mtnapa.org/images/Montana%20Complete%20Streets%20Toolkit-August_23_small.pdf

 

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Bozeman Area Transportation Coordinator

Bozeman Area Transportation Coordinator

Current Transportation Solutions served as the coordinator for HRDC's public transportation services from 2005 to 2009, helping launch the highly successful Streamline fixed route service in August, 2006. Serving Bozeman, Belgrade, Four Corners, Bridger Bowl, and Livingston, Streamline exceeded projected ridership within six months of starting service. Fiscal Year 2009, the third year of service, saw average daily ridership 60% higher than the first year. Current Transportation was also responsible for coordinating HRDC's Galavan paratransit service.

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Glacier National Park Transportation Scholar

Glacier National Park Transportation Scholar

As a National Park Foundation Transportation Scholar, Ms. Ballard provided transportation engineering and planning services for Glacier National Park as the park planned an eight to ten-year rehabilitation project for the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The rehabilitation project was designed to keep the road open during the summer peak season and keep construction-related delays under 30 minutes. Ms. Ballard also assessed performance during the first year of the Going-to-the-Road shuttle.

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