Tranplan Associates, established in 1980, is a Canadian firm offering consulting services in the transportation field to both industry and government.
The TRANPLAN approach to consulting recognizes that clients' problems are often unique and require individually developed solutions.
In many cases our clients find it desirable to engage our services to undertake an entire project or to solve a specific problem. To serve these requirements we usually provide a multi-disciplinary team composed of our own staff. However, if appropriate, we can and do work with associates who possess specialized expertise.
In other cases our clients prefer to have their own staff work directly on the project, with TRANPLAN providing technical direction and support as required. This ensures that the client has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the activities being undertaken, and allows for continuity throughout the planning and implementation process.
TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDIES
To assess the impact of proposed development on the external road and transit network; design of functional improvements on-site and off-site to meet the needs of the developer and the municipality.
PARKING JUSTIFICATION/UTILIZATION STUDIES
To identify short term and long term solutions to parking needs at specific sites, or within districts such as the CBD.
CORRIDOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT STUDIES
Related to the assessment of sections of a roadway through public consultation process in determining a preferred and recommended option.
LOCAL AREA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING STUDIES
Related to the detailed planning of transportation facilities serving a local area, e.g., suburban/rural area within a regional context.
Toivo has over thirty five years of experience in transportation and traffic planning, both as a consultant and as a municipal employee in the planning and operation of traffic and transit systems. He has extensive experience in traffic impact studies, neighbourhood traffic studies, parking studies, and transit operations; he directed the operation of a municipal traffic and transit department for seven years. Mr. Rukholm is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, a Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.
William Copeland's transportation planning experience spans more than thirty five years. This experience includes working for all three levels of government, teaching, and consulting. Mr. Copeland specializes in traffic impact studies and has considerable experience in transportation systems modelling with particular emphasis on urban transportation studies. He is a registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
SEO-WOON (SWAN) IM
Swan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with fifteen years of experience with Tranplan Associates in transportation planning. He also has extensive experience in business management and administration. He has particular expertise in traffic impact studies, parking studies, traffic and parking surveys, traffic data analysis, database management and the application of computers in the analysis and presentation of traffic engineering and transportation planning data.