Project Summary

Toole Design developed two plans to guide the City of Tyler’s transportation infrastructure investments in support of goals associated with improving quality of life, improving access to jobs and education, and supporting economic development. Both plans built upon the foundation of robust stakeholder and public outreach, as well as detailed technical analyses.

The Active Tyler Plan includes targeted active transportation policy and facility recommendations for the region, based on a comprehensive evaluation of urban, suburban, and rural contexts and needs. This strategic plan includes an inspiring vision for safe, active mobility in Tyler, and specific goals created to empower and direct implementing agencies in construction.

The Tyler Transit Route Study supports the initiatives outlined in the Active Tyler Plan and expands mobility options to include both local and regional transit. The plan proposes a fresh approach to transit service in Tyler with new routes better serving dense residential areas and employers, and a new transfer center, designed to support transit-oriented development in the surrounding area. The plan also examines opportunities to better serve the city’s north/south spine, Broadway Avenue, with more frequent local service, and BRT or skip-stop service in the mid-term future.

Expertise Applied

We listened to community members at four virtual open houses to identify route changes that better connect key employment, education, and healthcare destinations.
We created rider surveys where riders evaluated routes and had the option to draw adjustments.

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