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Warner Transportation Consulting, Inc.
specializes in transportation demand forecasting, transportation policy and planning, and transit operations and management. Technical purity, user practicality, and excellent value are hallmarks of the firm.

Marc G. Warner started the firm in 1992 after receiving his Ph.D. in transportation systems from MIT.  Warner Transportation Consulting has, since then, been the prime contractor on over 40 consulting projects for transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and state DOTs throughout the United States and beyond.  The firm has also served as a sub-contractor, typically directing all travel demand forecasting as part of a larger engineering project.


Travel Demand Forecasting

  • Regional network models for major highway and transit investments

  • Elasticity and logit models for toll, transit fares, or transit amenities studies

  • Econometric models for ridership estimates of proposed new transit routes

  • Assessment of traffic impacts of proposed developments

  • Stated-preference survey design, implementation, and analysis

  • Independent critiques of forecasts by other consultants and planners

Transit Management and Operations

  • Labor negotiations and costing of proposed labor contracts

  • Transit agency management and operations audits

  • Fare models and policies

  • Title VI compliance studies

  • FTA-qualified statistical services for National Transit Database (Sec. 15) reporting

  • Analysis of farebox and AVL data

  • Origin-destination and rider attitude studies

  • Alternative funding schemes for transit operations and capital programs

  • Development and analysis of methods to enhance system ridership

Transportation Policy Analysis

  • Reviews of proposed transportation legislation and master plans for effectiveness, equity, political acceptability, cost, legal impediments, and overall potential for implementation

  • Development of local parking standards

  • Commuter needs assessments

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