TRANSPORTATION CONSULTING SERVICES

GULF COAST CENTER / CONNECT TRANSIT 

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The Goodman Corporation (TGC) assisted GCC/Connect Transit (CT) grow from a demand-response service to a service mix of fixed-route, ADA complementary paratransit, and commuter services. TGC, as part of a team, assisted CT to develop fixed-route service plans for Brazoria County (Lake Jackson, Angleton, Bayport, and Clute) and Galveston County (Texas City, La Marque, Dickinson, San Leon, and Bacliff). Initiation of transit in these cities required TGC to develop legal and interlocal agreements and secure funding. TGC led CT’s efforts to plan and fund major facility projects and various pedestrian improvements and to comply with FTA and TxDOT requirements for both service and capital projects, including procurement.

SCOPE OF SERVICES. Service planning, including data analysis and GIS mapping; capital project planning; grant development and management; intergovernmental support; legal/legislative support (including development of Inter-local Agreements and contracts, public participation planning and facilitation); develop and manage service and capital procurements; develop programs and policies to comply with FTA requirements (Title VI, DBE, ADA Paratransit Plan, Financial Capacity Analysis); facilitate formation of Public/Private Partnerships; construction administration; real estate acquisition or lease; pursuit of discretionary funding; and expert direction on financial strategy.

OUTCOMES. TGC assisted CT to launch fixed-route and ADA complementary paratransit services throughout its two-county service area. TGC completed operations planning andCMAQ applications for two commuter services; League City service was awarded over $2.5 million and $1.06 million for vehicles; and Mall of the Mainland service was awarded $725,000. TGC regularly assists CT to apply for funding through TxDOT. In 2014, CT was awarded $141,000 for its taxi voucher program. TGC pursued alternative sources of funding, such as the TCEQ Local Initiatives Project program. CT was awarded $211,000 to support part of the cost of Saturday service. TGC facilitated a partnership between GCC and UTMB to provide local funding for League City and Mall of the Mainland P&R services. Since 2011, TGC secured over $18 million to construct transit facilities and initiate public transportation, including League City P&R (facility, vehicles, service), Kemah Transportation Center (facility, vehicles), Fare Card System, and pedestrian and shelter improvements for Texas City/La Marque, Dickinson, and Brazosport College.

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SERVICES PROVIDED

Project Management
Public Involvement
Travel Demand Analysis Funding Strategy
Pursuit of Funding Intergovernmental Environmental Justice Analysis
Ridership Forecasting Corridor Alternatives Analysis

TIMEFRAME

2008 - present

REFERENCE

Name: Rick Elizondo
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (409) 763-2373
Email: ricke@gcmhmr.com