Transportation is a critical component of every planning project. CAI
offers a variety of other planning services that provide sensible
Aspen Vehicle Miles Traveled Study
Charlier Associates, Inc. conducted the first comprehensive vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) study for the City of Aspen in 2015. The core component of the study included developing a data-driven VMT model that incorporates numerous local, regional, state and national data sources, including travel surveys, vehicle fleet inventories, fuel economy trends, traffic counts, transit ridership, and lodging studies among others. The VMT model was commissioned by the Aspen Canary Initiative to provide a robust and replicable means of estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from motor vehicles, which represent about 19% of total GHG emissions attributable to Aspen.
RFTA 2014 Regional Travel Patterns Study
Charlier Associates, Inc. (CAI) led a team of consultants in conducting a regional travel patterns study in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys (from Parachute, CO to Aspen, CO). The study area is comprised of an 80-mile long economically interconnected, yet geographically confined corridor. This is an update of the two previous studies CAI helped complete in 1998 and 2004. The project is a cooperative effort of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), Colorado DOT, and area counties and municipalities.
Colorado Active Transportation Mile Markers Project
Charlier Associates, Inc. (CAI) led the project team in an in-depth research and outreach effort to identify the best practices in measuring bicycle and pedestrian travel. The Colorado Active Transportation Mile Markers are a set of preferred, consensus measures that will help communities, government agencies and non-profit organizations effectively and accurately measure travel by pedestrians and bicyclists.
Ho'opili Health Impact Assessment
Charlier Associates, Inc. (CAI) prepared a comprehensive health impact assessment (HIA) for the Ho‘opili transit-oriented development in Honolulu. Ho‘opili is a mixed-use TOD development along the Honolulu Rail Project that will provide homes for about 25,000 people. The development has been part of Honolulu’s long range growth plan since the 1970s.
Grant Writing Community Assistance
Charlier Associates assists communities across the country with developing, preparing, and submitting various types of grant applications, especially for merit-based federal discretionary grant programs.
Transportation for America
Charlier Associates has been providing technical support to Smart Growth America, Reconnecting America, and the Surface Transportation Policy Partnership since May, 2008. Specifically, CAI staff has served as technical authors and editors for the T4 Platform designed to guide the new federal surface transportation authorization legislation.
Additional Transportation Planning Projects