Smart Mobility, Inc. offers customized services in the computer modeling and analysis of land use and transportation systems, and developing alternative conceptual designs to meet transportation needs. We use state-of-the-art, innovative techniques and tools that allow our clients to fully explore sustainable approaches to developing local and regional transportation plans or designing transportation projects. Services we offer include both regional-scale planning, modeling and analysis; and local area or corridor planning, as described below. We are experienced with a wide variety of advanced analytical tools for transportation and land use analysis, which can be used to best serve each clients needs.
Regional Modeling and Transportation Planning
Smart Mobility has particular strength and expertise in multi-modal regional transportation systems modeling that is truly unique for a small firm. We are leaders in enhancing regional travel demand models to accurately measure the effects of smart growth strategies at the regional level, and to test and evaluate different land use/transportation investment strategies. These include detailed evaluation of the impacts of alternative land use patterns on walking and walk-to-transit trips, and the influence of increased transportation capacity on travel (induced travel). In addition to the usual measures of congestion and delay, we have developed a meaningful set of regional transportation network performance indicators that focus on the environment, health, and other factors that are important to citizens and regional planners. Our clients have been able to use the results of these models to advocate for sustainable, smart growth strategies by showing their regional benefits. We are proficient in the use of software tools such as TransCAD, TP+/VIPER, ArcGIS, and LIMDEP/NLOGIT software.
Corridor and Local Area Planning,
Engineering and Design
Our work at the corridor or local area level also includes bringing advanced tools and the latest traffic engineering and operations research to develop concepts and plans to meet transportation needs. This area of work focuses on optimizing traffic operations while considering needs of all modes of transportation, and other community goals. This approach has gained acceptance with recent policy changes, encouraging a change in focus toward improving operations of existing roadway systems and designing road improvements to be more responsive to community needs and environmental concerns. In this new era of traffic engineering, we have been leaders in developing more sustainable, lower cost and lower impact plans to address future traffic needs. Our plans incorporate innovations such as roundabouts, traffic calming, and intelligent traffic signals. Among the tools we have available are HCM software, aaSIDRA and Rodel (roundabout design and analysis), CORSIM and VisSim Simulation software.