Conveyal has worked with the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the metropolitan planning organization for the 10-county greater Atlanta area, assisting with transit data creation, maintenance, and coordination across transit providers. Conveyal Analysis helps the ATL and its consultant partners evaluate and prioritize transit corridor projects and capital projects across multiple jurisdictions.
Conveyal has collaborated on the novel Behavior, Energy, Autonomy, and Mobility (BEAM) modeling framework, a MatSIM extension developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Conveyal R5 underlies multimodal choiceset generation in BEAM, allowing models of regionwide electrification and energy demand to account for detailed itinerary alternatives available to individuals.
Conveyal worked with the Indianapolis MPO to develop a public-facing, interactive web site detailing the mobility and accessibility impacts of a proposed transit expansion. In addition to allowing users to compare trips using the existing and proposed systems, it also allows users to specify a location, such as their home or workplace, and see maps of reachable area and accessibility figures (e.g. the number of jobs within a 60-minute travel time).
LADOT maintains a multi-year Conveyal subscription for the City of Los Angeles, which allows Planning, Transportation, and other city departments to assess development, walking, biking, and transit projects using an integrated suite of accessibility visualizations and metrics.
Conveyal worked with the Mid-America Regional Council and Burns and McDonnell to analyze proposed transit plans for the bi-state Kansas City region. The Conveyal team measured the impacts of proposed plans on residents’ ability to access jobs via transit, with a goal of doubling the number of jobs that residents could access within 60 minutes of travel time. We modeled numerous possible scenarios, culminating in a three-day intensive workshop in which we finalized scenarios and used Conveyal to provide rapid feedback on job access enabled by the future transit system.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) works with Conveyal and provides transit agencies and planning authorities throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with cloud-hosted accessibility analysis capabilities. For example, MassDOT's procedures for assessing transit network redesigns with their custom competitiveness measures are much faster to run with Conveyal than past workflows, saving analysts substantial time and effort. Past projects include Focus40, the long-range investment plan for public transportation in metropolitan Boston. The Conveyal team provided AECOM and Focus40 consultants with analysis tools for developing and evaluating scenarios, as well as innovative stakeholder engagement tools.
The MIT Mobility Futures Collaborative worked with Conveyal to provide rigorous analysis capabilities to a custom user interface called CoAXs, used on a large-format display for interactive planning exercises. The algorithms and high performance computing capabilities of Conveyal Analysis allowed stakeholders to select potential changes to the transportation network and see the accessibility impacts of those changes in seconds. This helped promote understanding of the factors affecting transportation performance.
New York State DOT oversees a transportation network that includes 130 transit agencies serving over 5 million riders per day. Conveyal helps NYSDOT evaluate multi-modal access to opportunities throughout the state, with integrated networks built automatically from dozens of different GTFS feeds. Recent projects include analyzing transit deserts and opportunities for service improvements, identifying mitigation measures for construction delays in specific corridors, and evaluating the potential of park-and-ride lots for commuters.
Conveyal was a part of a team of consultants working on Transportation for America’s Planning for a Healthier Future initiative. The outcome was a toolbox of suggested measures for tracking performance over time, and evaluating the impacts of future transit plans. This project put accessibility metrics, such as those produced by Conveyal Analysis, in context with many other useful metrics for evaluating different aspects of urban form and future transportation plans.
Conveyal has worked with the World Bank for more than five years, supporting urban transportation planning initiatives in dozens of countries including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Djibouti, Kenya, and Senegal. Conveyal Analysis allows World Bank staff and consultants to mock up future transport scenarios to determine the impact on residents holistically, given both transport infrastructure and spatial patterns of land use. Conveyal has also provided custom software enhancements to allow the World Bank to analyze new types of problems, such as affordability and cycling comfort.