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Olsson team wins Des Moines-to-Ames transit project

Friday, September 13, 2013

Jill Zehr, Marketing

Bringing together several of its national experts, Olsson Associates was selected for the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Transportation Corridor Study project. This project will examine the potential for and feasibility of commuter-orientated public transit service operating in the I-35 corridor from Des Moines to Ames, Iowa.

The study will examine the existing and potential markets along this corridor, the ridership potential generated by these markets, and land-use and development patterns. The study will also develop an operating plan that will include operating costs and capital costs, funding alternatives, and marketing strategies. The study team members include staff members from the cities of Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines; the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization; Ames’ CyRide; and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority.

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