A robust transportation plan coupled with supportive land use policies can be an effective tool to enrich the quality of life of a community’s residents and its neighbors. When this transportation plan is the product of a dialogue between stakeholders it can provide a meaningful course of action for a community. Marstel-Day has proven its capacity to facilitate the creation of such a plan. Marstel-Day has prepared Transportation Demand Management Plans, traffic mitigation analysis, and traffic generation modeling based on site development plans. An example project is provided below.
Marine Corps Base Quantico Transportation Demand Management Plan.
Marstel-Day conducted an analysis of existing and future transportation options for Marine Corps Base Quantico, fittingly nicknamed the “Crossroads of the Marine Corps.” The study integrates transportation, land use, and energy with the base mission in order to reduce area congestion, improve quality of life and air quality, enhance community working collaboratively with other federal, state and local agencies to improve land use planning and coordination, to avoid duplication of programs, to promote working relationships among diverse land use stakeholders, and sustain the base’s ability to execute its mission. Bisected by the Interstate 95 corridor and located 36 miles south of Washington, DC the installation faces many of traffic congestion issues characteristic of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Other transportation issues, however, originate within the fence. These issues including: a lack of pedestrian and bicycle pathways, an internal shuttle system to link the scores of buildings to the on-base Virginia Rail Express train station and of master planning particularly relative to the selection of new construction sites. The study was performed in compliance with the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Environmental Impact Statement incident to the development of the MCB Quantico Westside to accommodate growth as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision.