The plan will look at implementation opportunities and the urban design impacts to bus station implementation for the anticipated bus rapid transit (BRT) program along the corridor.
Stantec’s planning work will include developing guidelines for bus station design, zoning, planning policy, regulatory approvals, and extensive public and stakeholder engagement. The plan will also examine the integration between future development opportunities and neighborhood connections, following other successful BRT projects in Cleveland: the HealthLine and the Cleveland State Line.
Stantec’s TOD experts from across North America are collaborating on the plan, which is expected to be complete in the fall of 2020. The GCRTA received federal funding for the plan as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s Pilot Program for TOD Planning.
Stantec’s Urban Places team is involved in numerous TOD projects. The team is working with walkability expert Jeff Speck on a TOD master plan at a Boston area site requiring flexibility on Red Sox game days. Stantec also wrote the business case for a 15-kilometre tramway project along Taschereau Boulevard, a major corridor in Montreal, utilizing innovative planning techniques to showcase the development potential along the corridor.