Other Areas of Expertise
Gibson Transportation Consulting staff provides planning services for transit corridors, transit facilities, and park-and-ride facilities. Working closely with transit agencies, city departments, and private developers, we develop safe, accessible, and efficient designs that integrate transit service with surrounding land uses.
Gibson Transportation Consulting staff assisted in the planning and development of an intermodal transportation center as part of the master planning effort for the Disneyland Resort and for the hotel and visitor attractions expansion in the Anaheim Commercial Recreation Area. The center was designed to contain approximately 150 bus bays to serve local and regional arterial buses, as well as hotel, airport, convention center, and inter-city shuttle buses, and taxis. The center also served kiss-and-ride vehicles, and 500 park-and-ride vehicles. The center was designed to incorporate a future rail station as part of the Orange County Urban Rail system and a grade-separated people mover connecting the center with the entrance to Disneyland.
Staff worked on the design of the Metro bus facility at the Universal City Metro Red Line station, focusing on the access and circulation plans, bus bay layouts, and pedestrian circulation both within the facility and to neighboring uses.
Our staff members have also conducted transit terminal studies in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Pasadena, Long Beach, and San Jose, California.
Transit Corridor Projects
Gibson Transportation Consulting staff participated in the initial analyses for parking, traffic, and construction period impacts as part of the Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (AA/DEIS) process for the Crenshaw Transit Corridor project.
Our staff also participated in the planning, modeling, forecasting, and initial traffic impact analyses as part of the AA/DEIS process for the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor project. The City & County of Honolulu envisioned linkages along the 20-mile corridor between the rapidly developing population center of West Oahu and downtown Honolulu via a light-rail system.
Other light-rail transit corridor studies in which our staff has participated include the Metro Gold Line in the San Gabriel Valley and the San Diego Trolley. Staff have also prepared transit development programs in the cities of San Diego, Del Mar, Irvine, Santa Cruz, California and Reno, Nevada.
Other Transit Projects
Other transit projects include port-side impact analyses for the Hawaii Statewide Large-Capacity Inter-Island Ferry (Hawaii Superferry). An operational study and a traffic impact analysis were performed at the harbors of the existing inter-island ferry service as part of an interim operating agreement. Additionally, long-term operational and traffic impact analyses were performed at both the existing harbors and proposed harbors in support an environmental impact statement.
Our staff worked on the transportation impact analysis for the development of a park-and-ride structure and additional uses on the site of the administrative headquarters of the Foothill Transit Agency, the major transit provider in the San Gabriel Valley.