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.

Recent Projects

LA Metro Headway-Based Operations Pilot

LA Metro Headway-Based Operations Pilot

TMD is working with LA Metro to develop a pilot program to test headway-based operations on a few of their major routes. Implementing headway-based operation was part of the LA NextGen Bus Plan which radically redesigned the bus network in Los Angeles County.

Kings County (KART) Fixed-Route Schedule Study

Kings County (KART) Fixed-Route Schedule Study

Due to constrained space, a new transit center will be built approximately three blocks from the current location as part of the Downtown revitalization. This study is developing a new route structure to serve the new transit center and improve access throughout the community.

Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) On-Call Planning and Scheduling Services

Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) On-Call Planning and Scheduling Services

TMD is currently providing planning, scheduling, operations, and management support to the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) as part of a multi-year project.

Solano Transportation Authority Connected Mobility Implementation Plan

Solano Transportation Authority Connected Mobility Implementation Plan

The CMIP is examining all mobility programs to identify gaps and deficiencies, and to develop an integrated and coherent plan for mobility in Solano County that will reduce the percentage of single-occupancy vehicle trips, achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions, adapt to post-Covid travel behavior changes and implement recommendations of the MTC Blue Ribbon Recovery Task Force to better integrate all transit service in the Bay Area.

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Short Range Transit Plan

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) Short Range Transit Plan

The MCAG Short Range Transit Plan takes a comprehensive look at all transit service provided in Merced County, CA. Merced is primarily an agricultural county that includes the newest University of California campus and has experienced considerable population growth driven by individuals seeking more affordable housing compared to Silicon Valley.

OCTA Fixed-Route Bus Restructuring Study

OCTA Fixed-Route Bus Restructuring Study

TMD is working with OCTA to redesign the OC Bus network to reflect to current travel patterns. This study involves a comprehensive look at regional travel and ridership in 2019 and 2021 to see how the pandemic has affected the demand for local bus service.

Mountain Line Strategic Investment Planning Services

Mountain Line Strategic Investment Planning Services

TMD recently completed a Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for Mountain Line, which provided recommendations for investment in network improvements, enhanced operations, transit priority, and ZEB implementation.

Forward With MAX (Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority)

Forward With MAX (Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority)

TMD is helping the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority redesign the MAX Transit system for Alabama’s most populous city. Forward With MAX is the first comprehensive review of the system in several decades and offers an opportunity for BJCTA to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic with an improved transit system that better meets rider needs with an optimized fixed route network with integrated innovative mobility options.

NJ TRANSIT NewBus Newark Bus Network Redesign

NJ TRANSIT NewBus Newark Bus Network Redesign

TMD is working with New Jersey Transit to redesign the local bus network in and around Newark. The intrastate network has remained relatively static for decades, despite revitalization in downtown Newark and significant changes and growth in the surrounding cities.

LA Metro NextGen Bus Study

LA Metro NextGen Bus Study

TMD redesigned Los Angeles County’s bus network through the NextGen Bus Plan. This three-year project was the first comprehensive look at Metro’s fixed-route network in over 25 years.

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 METRO R.I.D.E. 2020

Rock Region METRO R.I.D.E. 2020

With the service improvements and enhanced funding contribution mechanism delivered as a part of R.I.D.E. 2020, TMD has provided Rock Region METRO a path forward to increasing ridership, enhancing transit service regionwide, and making transit a viable and sustainable resource in Central Arkansas for years to come.