ICF helps public transportation agencies address their needs in energy and cost management, environmental compliance, workforce development, asset management, and sustainability strategies.
At ICF, our experts understand public transportation's vital role in the health of both urban and rural areas. We also know that public transportation agencies are increasingly challenged to provide more multimodal mobility services, reduce their environmental impacts, and reduce costs.
ICF teams combine industry veterans with topical specialists bringing the latest approaches from across the transportation, public, and private sectors. Our services include:
- Energy and sustainability—ICF leads the field in providing sustainability services and research to the public transportation industry:
- Developed one of the first U.S. climate action and adaptation plans for a transit agency
- Conducted two groundbreaking studies on the beneficial impacts of public transportation systems on urban areas
- Reviewed and analyzed existing software systems for a transit agency to outline a path for introducing a comprehensive utility and energy management system
ICF's energy and sustainability specialties include:
- Fleets and fuels—ICF develops tailored studies of bus, rail, and light-duty vehicle fleets to determine the best options for agencies to save money and reduce energy use through vehicle retrofits, use of alternative fuels, and training programs.
- Facility energy—ICF brings decades of experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy to develop and evaluate energy-saving strategies for transit stations, maintenance facilities, and administrative facilities.
- Sustainability strategy—ICF's experts in climate action planning, sustainability policy, and environmental and sustainability management systems guide transit agencies in mainstreaming sustainability within their organizations.
- Mobility management—ICF delivers mobility management programs to encourage widespread use of travel options such as transit, ridesharing, bicycling, walking, and telecommuting.
- Climate change adaptation—ICF applies the latest tools to evaluate climate change impacts on infrastructure and operations and to develop frameworks for addressing climate risks.
- Environmental analysis and environmental document preparation—ICF experts in a variety of disciplines prepare comprehensive environmental documents for proposed rail and bus projects, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state environmental laws.
- Organizational and workforce management—ICF conducts job analyses and competency modeling customized to the specialized needs of public transportation agencies.
- Market research—ICF uses surveys to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on travelers' attitudes, safety, commuting patterns, and satisfaction for all modes of travel.
- Performance measurement—ICF's experts have extensive experience helping clients “measure what matters” based on community priorities and have provided guidance on highlighting the accessibility, environmental, public health, and economic benefits of public transportation.