A Wallet-Friendly Approach to Demand-Responsive Pricing

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In the article How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune, author Eric Jaffe discusses demand-responsive pricing, an approach that allows a city to adjust the rates of street meters and garages based on anticipated demand. Most notably, San Francisco’s SFpark program has served as a sophisticated poster child for demand-responsive pricing, using a matrix of street sensors to adjust prices and inform drivers of space vacancy in real time.

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On-Call Parking Planning and Analysis

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Client:

City of Seattle


Owner:

City of Seattle


Location:

Seattle, WA

Since 2012, Transpo has provided the Seattle DOT Parking Group with ongoing analysis support related to parking policies, regulations, and pricing in Seattle. Our work includes collecting and summarizing paid on-street parking data from various neighborhoods and defined areas throughout the City to determine the impacts that pricing and regulatory changes have on parking occupancy and duration.

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SDOT Next Generation ITS Program

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Client:

City of Seattle


Owner:

City of Seattle


Location:

Seattle, WA

Transpo is working with SDOT to identify and deploy a sequence of Next Generation ITS technologies to help mitigate major planned construction activities in Seattle. This includes the construction of the Alaskan Way bored tunnel, the Seawall and Waterfront projects, the new NBA/NHL Arena, and Mercer West improvements. This project consists of three primary tasks, signal system evaluation, FHWA model systems engineering, and parking.

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Central Washington University Master Plan

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Client:

NBBJ


Owner:

Central Washington University


Location:

Ellensburg, WA

Transpo prepared the transportation section of the EIS for the Central Washington University Master Plan. The Master Plan included 850,000 square feet of new construction on the University Campus, and was developed to accommodate an anticipated 30-percent increase in enrollment.

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Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Planning

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Client:

Parametrix


Owner:

Washington State Ferries


Location:

Mukilteo, WA

Transpo continues to assist Washington State Ferries (WSF) and the FTA in evaluating concepts to replace or relocate the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal. The new multimodal terminal will improve the operations and facilities serving the eastern terminus. The Mukilteo/Clinton ferry route is part of SR 525, connecting Whidbey Island to the Seattle-Everett metropolitan area. It is WSF’s second

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Seattle Children's Hospital Master Plan and Multimodal Improvements

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Client:

The Seneca Group


Owner:

Seattle Children’s Hospital


Location:

Seattle, WA

To better serve an increasing volume of patients, Seattle Children’s Hospital developed a master plan to double the existing size. Transpo helped evaluate the transportation impacts of the expansion on the surrounding residential neighborhood, and prepared the transportation section of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). We evaluated traffic operations for nine development alternatives;

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2200 Westlake

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Client:

Vulcan, Inc.


Owner:

Vulcan, Inc.


Location:

Seattle, WA

Transpo’s involvement with the 2200 Westlake development began with preparing a traffic study for a major urban mixed-use development located at the gateway to the emerging South Lake Union / Denny Triangle neighborhood in downtown Seattle. Located at the corner of two major arterials with significant existing traffic congestion, the site was critical as a catalyst to future South Lake

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Downtown Seattle Electronic Parking Program

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Client:

City of Seattle


Owner:

City of Seattle


Location:

Seattle, WA

Transpo prepared a concept of operations for implementation of the first phase of SDOT’s Center City Parking Program electronic parking guidance system, now known as e-Park. The innovative digital wayfinding program is designed to improve and promote short-term parking in Seattle’s city center. The e-Park dynamic message signs let shoppers, visitors and tourists know how many spaces are available in six garages throughout the downtown retail core and Pike Place Market with real-time space availability. Seattle’s electronic parking guidance system also guides drivers to the open spaces using uniquely branded wayfinding signs. By reducing the time and stress of finding a spot, as well as the emissions that result from drivers circulating, ePark helps sustain the economic vitality of downtown Seattle.

After designing the concept of operations, Transpo Group provided preliminary sign locations, developed functional requirements, evaluated site conditions for sign placement and assisted in implementation for the initial deployment.

Transpo recently worked on the development of Phase 2, an expansion of the now-operational Phase I. The expansion continues to add new parking garages to the program. Existing guidance to off-street parking is currently being used to reduce the impacts of reduced on-street parking during construction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and seawall.

The program was recognized for complexity and innovation by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) with a Silver Award at the 2013 Washington State Engineering Excellence Awards.

More information may be obtained from the City’s website, www.seattle.gov/epark.

A.C. Davis High School Traffic and Parking Study

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Client:

Loofburrow Wetch Architects


Owner:

Yakima School District


Location:

Yakima, WA

Constructed in 1905 and renovated in the 1970s, the existing A.C. Davis High School facility was outdated and had poor site circulation. Transpo prepared a traffic impact analysis and evaluated site circulation to support the proposed remodel and expansion of the school, which would increase in capacity from 2,000 to 2,400 students.

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Central Washington University Campus Master Planning Support

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Client:

Central Washington University


Owner:

Central Washington University


Location:

Ellensburg, WA

Transpo has been providing ongoing transportation services in support of the Central Washington University Campus Master Plan and capital projects for over ten years. Initially part of consultant teams, we now work directly for the University, helping procure approvals required from the City of Ellensburg to complete capital

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