Multimodal Terminal Planning

LTK’s Transportation Planners offer unsurpassed expertise in planning, expanding and reconfiguring multimodal terminals.  Terminals may serve just one transit mode, with connectivity to auto, pedestrian, biking and other access modes.  More commonly today, multimodal terminals are being expanded to serve as passenger-friendly connection points between multiple transit modes, including:

  • Pedestrian Connections
  • Conventional Bus
  • Bus Rapid Transit
  • Automated Guideway Transit
  • Electric Trolley Coaches
  • Streetcar
  • Light Rail Transit
  • Rapid Transit
  • Commuter Rail
  • Intercity Rail

As more transit-related uses strain track, vehicular access, passenger and facility capacities, LTK’s professionals work to develop cost-effective strategic plans for expansion.  Where joint real estate development may alter operational characteristics of major terminals, LTK Transportation Planners can serve to ensure that future rail capacity and operational flexibility are preserved.  LTK’s Operations Analysis & Simulation practice often supports these efforts through computer simulation – a proven analytical approach in assessing requirements for capacity improvements along key segments of terminal approach trackage, testing alternative improvement packages for capacity and fluidity, and determining the ultimate rail capacity of major intermodal terminals.  This latter can be especially useful in equitably allocating capacity where multiple rail operators compete for limited track and platform space within a single terminal.


LTK Clients & Projects


Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority
Saint Paul Multimodal Terminal Evaluation Study and Union Depot Analysis

Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Transbay Transit Center

Portland Development Commision (PDC)
Union Station Transportation Study