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Comprehensive multimodal transportation system planning and study is an extremely complex subject, which is a significant portion of the total planning effort of regional and metropolitan planning agencies working in conjunction with provincial/state and the federal governments. The principal modes of transportation for people and goods movements consist of highway, rail, air, and marine. The main elements for each mode include the vehicles (in the forms of automobiles, buses, trucks, intercity rails, commuter trains, subways and freight trains, aircrafts, ships and barges); travel ways (i.e., highways, rail lines, waterways and air space); and transportation terminals/transfer facilities (in the forms of rail terminals, airports, ports or marine terminals/harbors, and intermodal facilities).
The key objectives of multimodal transportation system studies and planning include:
• Enhancing the mobility of people and goods movements and stimulating economy.
• Increasing the efficiency and safety of travel and goods movements considering different modes of transportation and
transfer between the modes.
• Avoiding detrimental impacts of each mode of transportation on environment and communities.
• Minimizing monetary costs associated with travel time and capital investment on transportation infrastructures/facilities.
EASL Transportation Consultants, Inc.’s founding principals have hands-on project experience in multimodal transportation studies involving virtually all modes of transportation. Our expertise includes technical studies and planning work at both regional level and multimodal scale with the following approaches (not inclusive):
• Engaging in developing study framework with extensive consultation with the stake holders;
• Performing in-depth technical review of the current state of multimodal transportation infrastructures pertinent to the
• Working closely with various project stakeholders and government agencies on key multimodal as well as regional
transportation issues that would likely have major social, economic and environmental impacts.
As a primary member of a consultant team, EASL Transportation Consultants’ co-founder Mr. Steven Liu, P.Eng., P.E., T.E. had recently made important contribution on behalf of McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. to the successful completion of a regional multimodal transportation study entitled “Eastern Ontario Transportation Needs Analysis”. The study was undertaken on behalf of Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs), via the Government of Canada’s Eastern Ontario Development Program, managed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The primary objectives of the study were to identify and prioritize future transportation improvements and investment needs across the region involving all modes of transportation including highway, air, marine, rail and intermodal infrastructure and facilities. The study is anticipated to have major impacts on the polices and decision making by the local, regional, provincial and federal government agencies on planning, investment, funding and implementation of capital improvements projects for Eastern Ontario’s multimodal transportation infrastructures.
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