Design transit with purpose.
Align your transit services with the people who rely on you most. From well-defined routes and services to accessible bus stops and transit priority corridors, we take a comprehensive, collaborative, and creative approach. With support from the largest transit team in the industry, enhance your capacity to do more for your riders. Let's create a plan that gets your community on board.
Implementing transit priority takes cooperation. Get a local guide.
We develop toolkits that combine national best practices with local planning context for guidance that you can use—from engagement to diagnosing delay and selecting, implementing, and evaluating bus priority treatments. We’ll help you make the case for bus priority.
See what we can do for your community.
We approach transit planning and design with a simple guiding principle: put riders first.
- Bus Network Redesigns and COAs
- Corridor Planning and Design,
Alternatives Analysis, Decision Frameworks
- Short-Range Transit Plans
and Transit Development Plans
- Long-Range Transit Plans and Transit Master Plans
- Paratransit and Human Service Transportation Studies
- Transit/Microtransit Feasibility
- Capital Facility/Infrastructure
- Governance and Funding Plans
- HCT Visioning, Planning, and Network Studies
- Station Access, First/Last-Mile, and Moblity Hubs
- FTA CIG Process/Support
- Equitable TOD Planning, District Mobility
- STOPS Ridership Modeling
- Implementation Support
- Speed and Reliability Analysis, Diagnosis, and Design
- Equity Frameworks and Analyses
- GIS and Analytic Dashboards/Tools
What our clients have to say
“I wanted to let you know that the updated Strategic Plan, Service Guidelines, and Metro Connects were adopted unanimously by the King County Council. Shaped by your excellent work on the Mobility Framework, these plans are better aligned with our values and community direction. We would not be here without Nelson\Nygaard—it’s been a pleasure working with this amazing team!”
Meet our transportation trailblazers
Amy knows firsthand how transit can lead the way in creating vibrant, equitable communities.
Amy helps you create vibrant, equitable communities with transit at the center.
Bethany understands how to make transit work.
Bethany helps you acticulate technical concepts with stakeholders and translate them into actionable plans.
Dan helps agencies deliver innovative, efficient, and equitable mobility services.
Dan helps you redesign your system with equity at the forefront.
Glen turns transit dreams into operational reality.
Glen's transit scheduling skills help you bring your system redesign to life.
James helps communities advance transit to improve mobility for all.
James helps you design efficient transit service that puts the rider first.
James gives ideas form and brings projects to life.
James helps you bridge planning and design to create vibrant places with high-quality transit at the center.
Jimi believes improving access to mobility opportunities is vital to improving the quality of life of our communities.
Jimi helps you navigate FTA funding and get your project built.
Julian is passionate about planning for a more connected world, one transit line at a time.
Julian helps you implement transit projects that improve people's daily life.
Naomi creates solutions and ideas that increase the mobility of people with disabilities, older adults, and underserved communities.
Naomi helps you increase accesible transportation options for people with disabilities and seniors.
Stephanie creates powerful stories.
Stephanie helps people safely access high-quality transit services.
Thomas optimizes transit systems to be more effective and efficient.
Thomas helps you boost ridership.
Talk To Us About Your Project.
Let’s exchange ideas about transportation in your community.