The Planning Division of TTI consists of three programs:
The Planning and Engagement Program provides research innovations and coordinated support to sponsors in the areas of public engagement planning and public opinion research. Core functionalities include services such as:
- public engagement and outreach,
- public opinion data collection and analysis,
- travel behavior research survey design consultation,
- investment prioritization,
- establishment and assessment of performance-based measures, and
- targeted messaging.
The Transit Mobility Program provides research and technology transfer expertise in all aspects of public transportation planning, management and operations. Program researchers bring a combination of direct operational skills in fixed route, paratransit, commuter bus and fixed guideway transit; and nationwide research experience in metropolitan, urban and rural transit systems. Research projects result in practical, actionable recommendations for enhancing transit access, efficiency, effectiveness, safety, funding and sustainability.
The overall goal of the Travel Forecasting Program is to support and assist public agencies in the implementation and application of current and emerging technologies in travel forecasting. The objectives of the program are:
- training and technology transfer,
- model development support,
- model application support,
- development of new modeling techniques,
- practical implementation of new modeling techniques,
- software application support, and
- software development.