TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS

Tindale Oliver’s Transportation Solutions include multimodal transportation planning and engineering services. Our multimodal transportation planning services address community and regional mobility needs to enhance safety, preserve the quality of life, and support economic development through coordinated transportation and land use strategies. Our transportation engineering services blend technical and communication skills to develop solutions to modern mobility problems that improve circulation, increase safety, reduce air pollution, and conserve fuel. We are responsive to local and regional land use and livability goals within adopted design criteria.

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Tindale Oliver offers the following Transportation Solutions:

Multimodal Transportation Planning

Tindale Oliver provides multimodal transportation planning services that address community and regional mobility needs with an approach that is both practical and innovative. We support the full range of transportation modes and understand the complex relationship between land use and transportation; we take time to understand and leverage the opportunities of each community. Our goal is to enhance safety, preserve the quality of life, and support economic development through coordinated transportation and land use strategies.

Our clients include MPOs, cities and counties, state departments of transportation, educational institutions, and other major entities. Our multimodal transportation planning services include:

  • Long range transportation plans
  • Congestion management process plans
  • Area-wide transportation studies and master plans
  • Demographic estimates and forecasts
  • Multimodal corridors and studies
  • Bicycle and pedestrian planning
  • Safety action plans

MPO Solutions

Among Tindale Oliver’s specialty areas is metropolitan planning and providing expertise in all aspects of Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) development, Congestion Management Process design and implementation, and other planning activities undertaken by MPOs. This includes:

  • Transit Planning
  • Sub-area and Corridor Studies
  • Transportation Data Management
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Program Management
  • Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Planning and Project Development

Tindale Oliver has provided services and expertise to numerous MPOs across the state of Florida and beyond. Recently, we were selected by the Oahu (Hawaii) MPO to conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of its current planning process to resolve a corrective received during a Federal Certification Review. This study will help OahuMPO implement strategies to improve the continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (“3C”) process among the MPO, its participating agencies, other departments and agencies, and the public.

Corridor/Sub-Area Studies

Tindale Oliver offers a unique blend of technical and communication skills to evaluate transportation alternatives and develop and communicate feasible recommendations that can be supported by the community. We develop solutions that are responsive to local and regional land use and livability goals and that are, at the same time, consistent with adopted design criteria. Our corridor/sub-area services include:

  • Preliminary engineering reports
  • PD&E studies
  • Roadway concepts analysis
  • Corridor improvement plans
  • Design traffic forecasting
  • Multimodal studies and analysis
  • Public involvement programs

Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning

Tindale Oliver has produced comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plans for all of our Long Range Transportation Plans, including maps and tabular listings of proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The cost-affordable component of a number of these plans was funded with boxed or set-aside funding as directed by the MPO. We have developed software that calculates bicycle service level and prioritizes needed improvements.

Transportation Engineering and Design

Tindale Oliver offers a full range of traffic design services that complement roadway design projects. We also provide traffic design services for developers, cities and counties, and state agencies, focusing on applying our traffic engineering expertise to all of our designs in the development of solutions that consider safety, operations, constructability, and cost-effectiveness. Our transportation engineering and design services include:

  • Traffic signals
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Signing and pavement marking
  • Traffic control
  • Roadway lighting
  • Roadway design
  • Specification package preparation
  • ADA design/compliance review

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

ITS fosters the integration of state-of-the-art wire-line and wireless communications-based information, monitoring, control and electronics technologies and can have a profound effect on transportation mobility, costs, and safety. Our ITS services include:

  • ITS development and support
  • Feasibility studies
  • Concept of operations
  • ITS strategic plan development
  • Conceptual designs
  • Systems engineering analysis
  • Pre-deployment assessment
  • Traffic control system(s) evaluations
  • ITS field deployment evaluations

Traffic Safety

Over the past 10 years, Tindale Oliver has worked extensively with FDOT, MPOs, and local government traffic engineers throughout the state of Florida to develop a unique, data-driven approach to identify and manage safety issues. Our staff have significant experience in the following:

  • Crash data management and analysis
  • Pedestrian Safety Action Plans (PSAPs)
  • System safety screening and countermeasure identification
  • Roadway Safety Audits (RSAs)
  • Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) support
  • Districtwide safety studies
  • Safety countermeasure design
  • High crash location review
  • Safety planning/federal law implementation
  • Pedestrian and bicycle corridor studies
  • Before-and-after studies

GIS and Technology Services

Tindale Oliver’s GIS and technology services include data collection, data management, spatial analysis, and applications development. Key focus areas include the following:

  • Data management consulting services and needs assessments
  • Web-based GIS/data management solutions
  • Mobile application development and integration
  • Enterprise and desktop application development
  • Microsoft SharePoint development
  • Training and support
  • Traffic engineering and transportation planning data management:
    • Traffic crash data
    • Traffic count data
    • Roadway level of service
  • Project/program management tools:
    • Study/project tracking GIS
    • User group program implementation tracking
  • Implementation of mobile data collection and monitoring for transit and ADA
  • Website development and hosting
    • General informational websites
    • Interactive public involvement websites, including surveys, automated mail lists, and public and project management document review and comment features

Our Strengths in Transportation Solutions
  • Cost-effective, constructible solutions that focus on improved safety and operations
  • Balance between safety, operations, design, cost, and constructability
  • Use of innovative tools and solutions
  • Unique blend of technical and communications skills
  • Experienced staff with local and state agency experience
  • Integration of local/regional land use and livability goals with adopted design criteria
  • Access to in-house experts
Selected Transportation Clients and Projects
  • Hillsborough County Fletcher Avenue, Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, Safety Study & Minor Design
  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, District-Wide Safety Studies and Pedestrian Access to Transit
  • Pasco County MPO General Planning Consultant, Long Range Transportation Plans, Transit Development Plans, Congestion Management Process Plans, and many others
  • Broward MPO State Road 7 Corridor Congestion Management/Livability Planning Study
  • Pinellas County MPO General Planning Consultant, Long Range Transportation Plan, Clearwater to Clearwater Beach Transit Alternatives Analysis, transit planning support services, and many others
  • FDOT District Four, District-Wide Roadway Safety Audit Contract
  • General Planning Consultant to more than a dozen MPOs throughout Florida