Transportation planning is the process of defining future policies, goals, investments, and designs to prepare for future needs to move people and goods to destinations.
The Capitol GCS team includes multiple senior transit industry Planning professionals who have overseen dozens of major planning projects. A far from complete sample list of successfully planned and implemented projects include the following:
Category: Transportation Demand Management / Service Planning
Description: Complete Short and Long Range Transit Plans (SRTP/LRTP) – Developed and implemented over 15 SRTP/LRTPs (service plans, policies, programs, active transportation/first & last mile plans, fare policies, operating and capital improvement plans, funding/grants, outreach/marketing and human resources/talent) over the past twenty-eight years. These plans too were recognized by the American Planning Association (APA) and APTA.
Description: Planned, financed and implemented Riverside Transit Agency’s (RTA’s) CommuterLink – express bus service between San Bernardino and Disneyland on the newly constructed 91 freeway toll lanes in 2018. The success of this transit service earned the rank of three finalists to receive California Transportation Foundation’s – Transit/Rail Project of the Year award.
Category: Facility Planning
Description: Planned, managed and constructed fifteen plus intermodal transit centers with non-motorized mobility elements, Park-N-Ride facilities, applicable technologies and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) components.
Category: Regional Plan/Corridor Development
Description: Planned, financed and implemented Omnitrans sbX E Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project with a robust active transportation/first & last mile component – $191 million project completed on time and under budget. This project was voted as “Country’s Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014” by USA Streetblog.
Description: Planned and implemented the RTA RapidLink BRT light service with a major completed streets component. In partnership with fifty plus cities, four counties, various government entities and stakeholders, completed over thirty complete streets, transit-oriented development, bicycle/pedestrian studies and projects over the past twenty-eight years.
Category: Partnership Collaboration
Description: Collectively, negotiated and executed over one hundred development agreements, Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements, Public/Public (PP) agreements and labor agreements to successfully implement operating and capital improvement projects. Planned, managed and constructed fifteen plus intermodal transit centers with non-motorized mobility elements, Park-N-Ride facilities, applicable technologies and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) components. This includes the introduction of Metrolink train service, discontinuing the four-county regional bus network operated by Omnitrans and planning and implementing the local bus/rail interphase and non-motorized modes at seven Metrolink stations in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. In partnership with fifty plus cities, four counties, various government entities and stakeholders, completed over thirty complete streets, transit-oriented development, bicycle/pedestrian studies and projects .
Category: Planning Support Services
Description: Prepared and implemented seven high impact, game changing Strategic Plans that included focused board workshops, public and stakeholder involvement, consensus building, development of innovative transit/mobility solutions and funding to implement the strategies. These Strategic Plans twice earned the Outstanding Transit System in North America award by the American Public Transportation Association.
Subject Matter Experts
Mr. Kuruppu is a well-rounded transportation planning professional with over 28 years of experience. Collaboratively developed strategic plans, planned / deployed award-winning transit/mobility services, designed / delivered innovative capital improvement projects, developed financial resources to implement plans and lead top transportation agencies.
Ms. Sanchez brings extensive transit agency experience in the areas of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project planning and implementation of Public-Private Partnerships (P3). As Planning Project Manager on a diverse team, she helped launch California’s first BRT project, the Metro Orange Line. Among her responsibilities, she led the Federal (NEPA) and State (CEQA) environmental review process for the project.
Mr. Miller is a finance professional with 40+ years of experience providing executive level expertise to both the public and private sectors. His general management leadership experience emphasizes the development, implementation and subsequent measurement of results from innovative strategies within the financial, IT, acquisition and contract negotiation functions.
Mr. Vargas brings over 33 years of professional experience with various state agencies and the California Legislature in executive positions responsible for policy development, program management, and project monitoring. As the Deputy Secretary for Rail, Transit, and Goods Movement, he was responsible for oversight and policy development of statewide passenger rail, freight rail and transit programs and goods movement through the state’s seaports, airports, and international ports of entry.