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Transit Services

Tindale�Oliver & Associates, Inc. Planning and Engineering

Solutions that make a difference

Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc., (TOA) was formed in 1989 to provide infrastructure engineering, planning, and innovative financing programs for local government entities and private developments. Today, TOA is a firm with a national reputation as a leader in providing high quality, innovative planning and engineering services to its public- and private-sector clients. TOA offers professional services in nine service areas:  Urban Design & Community        

Planning Public Finance, Infrastructure Planning, & Smart Growth Transit Services Multimodal Transportation Planning Transportation Engineering & ITS Transportation Safety ADA Compliance & Accessibility GIS & Technology Services Land Development Services

Tindale-Oliver’s experience and understanding result in solutions that make a difference for our clients.

Transit Services Transit agencies generally have their hands full with the day-to-day duties of getting their services out on the street. TOA's Transit Services practice began with helping these agencies deal with the myriad requirements and issues that are critical to ensuring the ability to successfully provide service, but difficult to adequately address with limited staff who wear many hats. Throughout the evolution of this practice, the primary goal of TOA's Transit Services team has always been to develop practical, implementable solutions for transit operators and public agencies responsible for transit plans, operational assessments, and special transit studies. As such, TOA prepares transit plans that are not only technically sound but also understood and supported by decision-makers, transit patrons, and citizens in the community, which are key components to making a transit plan become reality. TOA recognizes the importance of transit in both urban and rural communities throughout the U.S., and strongly believes in its benefits. The experience and knowledge of TOA's Transit Services staff, which includes individuals who have worked for transit agencies, the Florida Department of Transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and research institutions, ensures that our team understands all facets of the transit planning and operating environment. As a result, TOA is capable of and committed to providing clients with solutions that are specific to the service area and contribute to a successful transit system both today and in the future. TOA offers planning and analysis support in the following transit services areas:               

Transit Development Plans (TDPs) Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plans (TDSPs) & Locally Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plans (LCHSTPs) Service Planning & Design Comprehensive Operational Analyses (COAs) & Performance Monitoring Paratransit Planning & Analysis Transit Visioning & Long-Range Planning Premium Transit Feasibility Analysis & Planning Alternatives Analysis & Documentation Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance & Accessibility Capital Equipment & Infrastructure Planning Transit Financial Planning, Costing, & Governance Fare Policy & Analysis Federal Funding, Grants, & Compliance Transit Data Collection & Analysis Other Transit-Related Services

Benefits at a Glance Increase efficiency of transit operations Identify and implement dedicated transit funding Maximize state and federal grant funding for transit Understand and respond to transit markets Integrate transit into the development review process Secure political and community support for transit expansion Use mapping software to more efficiently identify transit solutions Provide access to the expertise of one of the largest transit planning teams within Florida

Representative Clients and Recent Projects           

Collier Area Transit (CAT) Fare Equity Analysis (2012) City of Orlando Multimodal Transportation Impact Fee (2010–2011) FDOT Central Office Transit Ozone-Reduction Strategies Toolbox (2010) FDOT District 1, TBARTA Regional Premium Transit Corridor Evaluation in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (2011– 2012) Gainesville RTS Vision, Funding and Governance Study (2011) Hillsborough Transit Authority (HART) Transit Development Plan (2011) Lee County Transit (LeeTran) COA (2010) LYNX Vision 2030 Long Range Strategic Master Plan (2010) MetroPlan Orlando 2040 Long Range Transit Plan (2013) Maryland Transit Administration RASA X and Service Monitoring Project, Baltimore, MD (2009) Pasco County MPO Long Range Transit Plan (1998, 2001, 2004, 2009)

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Pasco County Public Transportation COA (2010–2011) Pinellas County Community Transportation Coordinator Evaluation (2002, 2010, 2011) Pinellas County MPO, Clearwater to Clearwater Beach Premium Transit Alternatives Analysis (2009–2011) Pinellas County MPO, Hillsborough County MPO, and Pasco County MPO, Tri-County Access Plan Update–Locally Coordinated Plan (2009) Polk TPO Consolidated Transit Development Plan (2012) Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) Transit Development Plan (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) St. Lucie TPO/Martin MPO, Premium Transit/Rail Corridor Connection Feasibility Assessment & Action Plan (2010) South Florida Regional Transportation Authority NTD Revenue and Shuttle Bus Capitalization Analysis (2011) Volusia County Transit (VOTRAN) Statistical Procedures & Data Reporting Support (2011)

Tampa 1000 North Ashley Drive, Suite 400 Tampa, FL 33602 Phone: (813) 224-8862 Orlando 135 W. Central Blvd., Suite 450 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407) 657-9210 Bartow 545 N. Broadway Bartow, FL 33830 Phone: (863) 533-8454 Ft. Lauderdale 6750 N. Andrews Ave., Suite 200 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) 489-2748 Baltimore 10 South Howard St., Suite 110 Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (443) 438-5476

“Tindale-Oliver did an excellent job on the feeder bus project. They prepared a user friendly report that showed concise data on riders, cost and performance and showed how a limited budget would impact service ALL ON ONE TABLE.” Jeff Weidner Strategic Development Supervisor FDOT District 4

Contact For additional information on TOA’s Transit services, please Tampa Office

William L. Ball, AICP Chief Operating Officer (813) 224-8862 Joel R. Rey, P.E., AICP Principal/Transit Services (813) 224-8862 Bartow Office

Richard Dreyer, AICP, CCTM Director of Business Development-FDOT (863) 533-8454 Orlando Office

LaChant Barnett Project Manager (407) 657-9210 TOA is an equal opportunity employer. Version 2013-06

Transit Services  

Transit agencies generally have their hands full with the day-to-day duties of getting their services out on the street. Throughout the evol...