Transport Planning

Our transport planning team has local knowledge and global connections

Transport planning is about understanding current transport needs and the drivers of future change. Our multidisciplinary planning team can tap into the global Opus network and the latest research to stay one step ahead.

Opus’ transportation planning and engineering expertise is relevant to all travel modes. We have a realistic understanding of the challenges faced by municipalities, and work alongside strategic advisors on a range of long-term capital works plans.

Our key clients include government agencies in Canada and the US, regional and local municipalities, Transport Canada, and First Nations communities. We also work with private developers, utility providers, and organisations such as the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

We have direct contact with hundreds of practitioners in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand through Opus Practice Interest Networks (PINs) – an invaluable knowledge resource that enables us to produce cutting edge studies. Our team also has access to the Opus Information Centre, where expert researchers can access thousands of databases worldwide.

We have transport specialists in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Detroit, Fredericton and Halifax.

Our experience in Canada and the United States

Our transport planning services include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Network planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Highway planning studies
  • Multi-modal transportation plans
  • Infrastructure needs assessments
  • Policy analysis
  • Business cases and economic evaluations
  • Applications for transportation funding grants
  • Program reviews
  • Traffic signal and roundabout planning and operations
  • Pedestrian master plans
  • Bicycling planning
  • Transportation demand management
  • Transit-oriented development studies
  • Bus priority studies
  • Neighborhood and traffic calming studies
  • Emission and climate change impacts
  • Active transport studies
  • Accessibility reviews