SRF’s transit planning and design team has a strong history of working with agencies, providers, and customers across the Midwest to plan and design transit services and facilities. We believe that while transit challenges are universal, solutions are always local. Transit services must be able to respond to changing demands, demographic trends, advances in technology, increasing energy prices, and heightened awareness of environmental concerns.

The key to overcoming transit challenges is to view the problems and issues from a local perspective. SRF does this by:

  • Developing a thorough understanding of the issues, opportunities, and priorities.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify and evaluate a range of options.
  • Providing forums that foster cooperation and consensus among stakeholders.
  • Understanding users needs and travel patterns.
  • Understanding operational, site, and financial constraints and opportunities.

SRF’s transit team has worked in LRT, BRT, commuter, fixed-route bus, and paratransit environments and provides expertise in planning new systems as well as refining current ones. We pride ourselves in being responsive and for developing productive and scalable solutions. Our staff has an excellent reputation for building consensus through proven stakeholder participation processes, backed by our technical expertise.

Our transit services include:

  • Strategic and policy planning
  • Service planning and design
  • Corridor studies and circulators
  • FTA project development (new starts and small starts)
  • Preliminary and final design (LRT, BRT, stations, facilities)
  • Operations analysis, performance reviews, and audits
  • Ridership forecasting
  • Station area planning and transit oriented development (TOD)
  • Title VI compliance and analysis
  • Rural transit planning
  • Advanced technology analysis and transit signal priority (TSP)
  • GIS mapping
  • Public engagement
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents 
  • ADA compliance
  • Electric bus charging system design
  • Contractor-style cost estimating and scheduling
  • Rural transit planning
  • Electric bus charging system design