With offices in Houston and Austin, TGC is deeply connected to and extensively familiar with transit and mobility planning and carrying out projects in all parts of the country. TGC is composed of more than just planners. Our staff contains procurement and compliance experts, engineers, environmental specialists, travel demand modelers, GIS analysts, and policy analysts. This multi-faceted team has the ability to serve as a one-stop shop for your federally or state funded project from conceptual design to ribbon cutting, regardless of the institutional, political, or technical challenges blocking your way.
Our Three Keys to Success
The keys to our success has been our ability to recognize that any technical solution must be tailored to respond to non-technical factors unique to each client’s community. TGC spends the time to get to know your community, not just your transit system, to identify the opportunities and avoid the pitfalls that can cause other plans to fail. By doing so, TGC can plot a strategy to implementation that maximizes your opportunities and minimizes your challenges.
First Key: Technical Excellence
From the first brain-storm to the final ribbon-cutting, TGC has the technical expertise to plan and manage complex transit and mobility projects. Senior TGC staff bring over 100 years of cumulative planning experience to deliver cost-effective mobility solutions. From alternatives analysis for rapid transit, to facilities planning for bus, trolley, BRT/LRT, and pedestrian systems, to operations analysis for urban and rural systems and fixed and demand services, TGC is focused on developing a strategy for success that matches sound planning principles and technical excellence to your real financial and operations picture.
Second Key: Consensus Building
Together, everyone accomplishes more – simple to say but harder than it sounds. By creating a shared vision within a community and forging public/private partnerships, TGC can help you to identify opportunities for leveraging resources that you may not be aware of. TGC is skilled at consensus building through a process of public involvement and stakeholder engagement that recognizes the trade-offs and compromises that are essential to managing the numerous stakeholders and dynamic factors affecting your transit and mobility goals.
Third Key: Finance & Implementation
TGC has over 30 years’ experience making the connections that can bring your ideas to life. From his years as Senior Legal Counsel for UMTA, Barry Goodman, founder and president of TGC, brings unparalleled understanding of the complex government policies and regulations that affect transit. His experience, along with the extensive experience of TGC staff in working with regional FTA offices, city governments, transit authorities, state DOTs, and others, can help you to navigate the complicated process of federal and state supported funding. In short, TGC can help make your dream a reality.