Transportation Demand Management Project Components

Customized Guaranteed Ride Home program

To encourage employees to use commute alternatives, the Guaranteed Ride Home program is an “insurance policy” against being stranded at work in the event of an emergency. Our team created a customized Guaranteed Ride Home program in partnership with 511 Contra Costa and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project

We were awarded a grant for $91,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy through the ChargePoint America program to install thirteen (13) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. In addition to the EV charging station grant awarded by the DOE, we were able to secure additional funding through the transportation agency, 511 Contra Costa, for over $38,000 to fund installation expenses of the EV charging stations. This program has proven to be highly successful by addressing the growing demand for more EV charging stations.

Real-Time Rideshare Project

Our team was chosen to be part of the implementation group that partnered with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, using part of a $1.5 million grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Climate Grant Initiative. The pilot program was to introduce a new real-time rideshare technology using smartphones to increase the rate of carpool formation and reduce vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Marketing materials were created for the launch and to promote the use of this technology.

Mid-Day Shuttle Service

We secured a grant from Contra Costa Transportation Authority using Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Measure C (70/30 split) funds for the purchase of three (3) vans for mid-day shuttles. The shuttles are used by employees to ride quickly to local destinations in Walnut Creek, Concord or Pleasant Hill and give employees the opportunity to leave their cars at home or at the office and be mobile at their job site. The mid-day shuttle is still operating and popular today. Routes are adjusted to meet the needs and time constraints of the employees.

Electronic Bicycle Locker Project

Our team partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Contra Costa County and 511 Contra Costa, for the grant in the amount of $60,400 to provide twenty four (24) double Electronic Bicycle Storage Lockers (E-Lockers) at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART station. The project received grant funding and provided a greater degree of integration among bicycles and transit systems thus improving the attractiveness of transit usage to users.

Vanpool Project

We secured grants to create a forward-looking vanpool program. The grants were awarded by Caltrans, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the project was sponsored by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors with funding for the purchase of nine (9) vans. Total funds including matching and in-kind sums amounted to over $200,000.

Last Mile Research Project

Our team partnered with U.C. Berkeley Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) and Intrago Corporation to be part of a research program called EasyConnect, to solve the last mile problem between public transportation and worksites with a light EV rental system.

 

Contact: Mike Oliver | moliver@municipalresourcegroup.com | 925.314.3889

 

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