Other Areas of Expertise

Transit Planning

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.

Transit Facilities

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.


Gibson Transportation Consulting staff members serve as the transportation engineers on LEED certification teams. We work with multi-disciplinary teams, comprised of developers, architects, landscape planners, land use attorneys, and civil engineers, to develop the site planning and design principles for projects seeking LEED certification. We apply planning principles to the transportation and land use-related aspects of project design. Our goal is to assist in developing green and sustainable developments that promote non-auto dependence, have pedestrian and transit-friendly designs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support multi-modal transportation. Key projects include the NBC Universal Evolution Plan, Metro Universal transit-oriented development, and the Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project.

Transportation Design

Gibson Transportation Consulting staff works closely with civil engineers and public agencies, including the California Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, to prepare conceptual and preliminary freeway ramps, interchanges, roadways, and guide signs.

Freeway Interchange & Ramps Design

Gibson Transportation Consulting staff prepared the Project Study Report (PSR) and design of the Universal Terrace Parkway interchange improvements at US 101. We evaluated four design alternatives for feasibility and effects on traffic operations.

Our staff is working on access improvements from the freeway to Disney's Golden Oak Ranch site.

Preliminary Freeway Ramps, Roadways & Intersection Designs

Gibson Transportation Consulting staff prepared preliminary designs for freeway ramp and intersection improvements for several projects in Southern California. The scope involved determining initial feasibility of the proposed improvements and effects on traffic operations. Key projects include The Village at Westfield Topanga, NBC Universal Evolution Plan, Metro Universal, and the Wilshire Grand Redevelopment.

Our staff also assisted in the development and analysis of design alternatives for the approaches and checkpoints at several military installations on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii including Camp H. M. Smith, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Pearl Harbor Naval Station.

Freeway Guide Signs

Gibson Transportation Consulting staff prepared layout and locational studies for guide signs to effectively direct freeway traffic toward key visitor venues. Key projects include Dodger Stadium, STAPLES Center, University of Southern California's Galen Center, the proposed Oakland A's Stadium in Fremont, and Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks.







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