Through the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation Open End agreement, Delta was engaged to conduct planning activities to establish purpose and need for a proposed multimodal hub in Cranbery Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Delta worked with the SPC to develop an outline to execute development tasks, feasibility and alternatives analysis and statement of regional benefits of implementing a multimodal hub at the proposed Cranberry Township location. Delta’s approach combined community and stakeholder outreach along with modeling tools in order to summarize the benefits associated with the development of a multi modal hub.
Delta also assisted with recommendations for funding sources and the associated requirements for any public funding secured.
The Western Reserve Transit Authority (WRTA) assigned Delta to develop a zero-emissions transition plan for its’ fleet as per Federal competitive grants under § 5339(b) “for projects related to zero-emission vehicles, which requires applicants to submit a zero-emission transition plan that demonstrates a long-term fleet management plan with a strategy for how the applicant intends to use the current application with future acquisitions, examines the impact of the transition on the current workforce and avoids the displacement of the existing workforce, and other information…”
Zero Emissions Transition Plans are required to obtain this and other zero emissions bus grants. Delta assisted WRTA by inventorying current fleet, infrastructure and baseline conditions; Impact analysis of conversion, feasibility study of the conversion, including draft of conversion concept and design of a conversion plan and finally development of the zero emissions transition plan, implementation, approach and schedule.
Delta completed the zero emissions plan within budget and the 9-month timeline.
WRTA is now on it’s way to securing Federal competitive grants.
Delta teamed with the EMTA to seek funding for a strategic implementation strategy
for a joint operations facility. Delta and the EMTA secured over $1 million to develop
a modern building that will combine the Paratransit Facility and the Fixed
Route Facility into one location.
The new facility, situated on 8.9 acres in Erie Pennsylvania, is an area
large enough to house both facilities, provide for growth, and also make available
the opportunity to house the proposed PennDOT Traffic Management Center.
This particular site was also a Brownfield site, and its reuse supports the
Commonwealth’s goal of redeveloping an underutilized, environmentally challenged
The new EMTA property is ideally located to take advantage of prime
destination points for visitors as well as provide commuters with necessary routes.
To access the final NJ UEZ Assessment click here.
Click here to view the Final Long Range Plan completed for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries