Innovative

Transit Design

An industry leader in transit development, TMD designs creative and successful plans that grow ridership and improve service performance

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Emerging

New Mobility

With technology revolutionizing people’s everyday transportation choices, TMD identifies a range of mobility options to promote and complement transit

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Stakeholder

Engagement

TMD offers creative and customized outreach strategies to help communities build a shared vision and achieve long-term transit success

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Proven

Track Record

For 30 years, TMD has produced measurable results and successful outcomes for transit systems across the country

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Transportation Management & Design, Inc. (TMD) is a comprehensive transit consulting firm providing innovative and achievable solutions to transit agencies since 1988. We help systems optimize resources to operate more efficiently and grow ridership cost-effectively, ensuring ongoing financial sustainability. As an experienced team of transit management professionals, we understand what it takes to deliver reliable, efficient, and productive transit service to customers on a daily basis. Our practice reflects broad industry expertise in transit system redevelopment; service evaluation, planning and design; operations optimization; financial modeling; facility planning; and GIS mapping and visual communications. We are also one of the few firms in the United States offering a full range of scheduling support services for the transit industry.
As a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), we welcome new opportunities to partner with firms looking to meet diversity goals, and provide exceptional transit planning services.
TMD began in 1988 in Dallas and over the next decade grew into a San Diego-based corporation focused on all things transit. TMD was an early leader in embracing and developing new transit industry best practices in GIS, new data, and advanced analytics, computerized scheduling, transit priority, and public mobility beyond just buses and trains.
TMD’s 21st Century focus is on designing and implementing customer-driven transit networks that enhance public mobility for more livable and economically vital communities. As we enter our fourth decade, TMD continues to deliver specialized transit solutions using rigorous, data-driven methods and strategic application of best practices. Much of our business is driven by ongoing relationships with transit agencies seeking a variety of on-call planning and technical support services customized to their unique needs. Our collaborative and flexible approach to every engagement ensures measurable results and sustainable outcomes for transit systems of all sizes, geographic regions, and modes.

Current Projects

VIA General Service Planning, Scheduling, and Engineering Consultant Services

VIA General Service Planning, Scheduling, and Engineering Consultant Services

TMD is currently in year 4 of 5 of the VIA General Planning Consultant contract. TMD has supported VIA on a number of task orders, including the VIA Reimagine Better Bus Plan (COA), Downtown operating plan in response to street closures, scheduling support, ridership modeling, and development of service standards.

HRDC Bozeman TDP

HRDC Bozeman TDP

TMD is helping Streamline redesign their bus network to match the demand of the growing community of Bozeman, Montana and its surrounding area.

Rock Region COA

Rock Region COA

In October 2019, TMD kicked off R.I.D.E. 2020 with Rock Region METRO in Little Rock, AR. R.I.D.E. (Route Innovation, Development, and Evaluation) 2020 is the first detailed look at METRO’s fixed-route network in 33 years.

San Diego MTS Transit Ballot Measure Planning

San Diego MTS Transit Ballot Measure Planning

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is currently planning for a potential sales tax proposition in the November 2020 election that would dramatically expand the agency’s budget and pay for much-needed transit improvements in San Diego and surrounding cities.

LA Metro NextGen Bus Study

LA Metro NextGen Bus Study

TMD is redesigning Los Angeles County’s existing bus network as part of Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan. This is the first comprehensive look at Metro’s fixed-route network in over 25 years.

Sound Transit COA / Network Plan

Sound Transit COA / Network Plan

TMD is helping Sound Transit optimize ST Express commuter bus service as the high-capacity light rail and BRT system grows, ensuring reliable and convenient travel for riders across modes.