Infrastructure Planning Solutions for Your Community

Creating smart, healthy, resilient, and sustainable spaces for everyone.

What will the future look like? Predicting future trends has always been a part of the human experience. Infrastructure planning in the 21st century needs to look further into the future than ever before. Technology allows us to make confident, bold predictions to plan for what our communities will need and want.

Some advanced mobility trends are here to stay in infrastructure planning:

  • Smarter cities.
  • Multimodal corridors.
  • Connected, automated, and electric vehicles.
  • Renewable energy sources.

But what do we want the future to look like, and how do we make that happen? That’s where the planning process begins.

Your Partners for Planning

For over a century, Gannett Fleming has been a planning partner with communities, stakeholders, and clients, like you. Our clients include:

  • State and federal governments.
  • Counties and municipalities.
  • Cities.
  • Transit and rail agencies.
  • Universities.
  • Tolling authorities.
  • Planning organizations.
  • Private sector businesses.
  • and many more.

We’ve developed hundreds of cutting-edge plans across North America and abroad.

Our capabilities are comprehensive enough to handle specific planning studies as well as the broadest area plan – and everything in between. We collaborate with you on your crucial planning projects with meticulous attention to detail, thorough processes, and high-quality work.

Keys to Successful Planning

Our team understands that while each client and project is unique, there are commonalities that set planning up for success:
Stakeholder Engagement
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We ensure voices from diverse backgrounds are heard and those who benefit or are impacted are meaningfully involved in the process.

Accurate, Clear Data
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We develop a complete understanding and enable you to make informed decisions.

Implementable Plans
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We develop our plans to catalyze and advance the achievement of your vision.

A Process that Achieves Your Vision

Ultimately, planning attempts to enhance the quality of life for our communities. This means emphasizing sustainability and resiliency, improving mobility for all travel modes, achieving equity, and creating safer environments – for everyone.

Our Planning Process

Knowing what’s important has framed our unique approach built around the following:
Interpreting Emerging Trends
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Collecting and analyzing data while maximizing the latest technology solutions to give clients confidence in making strategic and insightful investments.

Creating Smart Solutions
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Using Gannett Fleming’s culture of innovation and our expertise to help you turn good ideas into tangible infrastructure projects.

Looking at Tomorrow for Today
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Intelligently planning the next generation of communities, infrastructure, and integrated systems to optimize connectivity, accessibility, safety, and mobility.

Telling Compelling Stories
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Conveying technical solutions to everyone through effective and powerful communications with an emphasis on visualizations, including augmented and virtual reality.

Gannett Fleming brings together more than just planners. We are also engineers, architects, designers, writers, technologists, and more. Our clients value the variety of expertise we bring to the planning process – integrated all under one roof. The result is more effective collaboration, innovation, and planning solutions so the dividends of your investments can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Specialty Services That Add Value

Modeling

We use interactive technology and visualization tools to effectively communicate plans to you and get buy-in from stakeholders, including regulatory agencies and impacted communities.

Using advanced infrastructure modeling software packages, web applications, and spreadsheet analysis enables us to develop and apply travel models throughout North America to analyze the relationship between transportation systems and supply and travel demand. We employ travel demand modeling and analysis to fuel effective decision-making at all levels of planning, from system-wide or regional to sub-area studies with impacts on the immediate surrounding system to corridor analysis.

Geospatial Technology

Our experts have been developing award-winning geospatial solutions for more than three decades. Many of our staff have earned the following:

  • Certified Geographic Information Systems Professionals (GISP) certifications.
  • Esri® certifications.
  • Microsoft certifications.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications.

With these skills, we can present decision-makers with new levels of analysis, intelligence, and visibility.

Environmental, NEPA, and Regulatory Compliance

In accordance with regulations and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), we have a team of environmental planners who continuously refine and expand our capabilities. They understand environmental impacts and meet the emerging environmental planning and impact assessment needs of our clients, such as:

  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHA).
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Comprehensive Planning Solutions Include:

  • Alternatives analysis.
  • Bicycle/pedestrian.
  • Corridor studies.
  • Data collection & visualization.
  • Feasibility studies.
  • GIS & mapping.
  • Grant writing.
  • Land use & site planning.
  • Master & long-range planning.
  • Model development & visualizations.
  • Multi-modal & complete streets.
  • NEPA & environmental studies.
  • Performance management.
  • Public involvement & stakeholder engagement.
  • Transit & rail planning.
  • Transit-oriented development & station area planning.
  • Travel demand forecasting.
  • Urban planning & design.
  • Water resources.