Kenner Transit Millage Analysis

Kenner, LA  – Worked with Bill Deville, made formula to project the percentage Kenner residents would get. Two years of one-time money getting formula approved.

RTA Transit Integration Study

Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans, LA  Analysis of transit in the region, recommendations for improving and consolidation of the various systems. Project was originally scheduled for September 2005 completion, but was interrupted by Hurricane Katrina.  As the prime firm, SWL provided coordination of transit agencies, focus groups, board surveys, business surveys, and neighborhood surveys/involvement.

Transit Plan for the GNO Region

Orleans/Jefferson/St Bernard Parishes  RPC Project No. PK-X287, LA. SWL provided a fiscally-constrained, demographically sound transit plan for the post-Katrina region. 2007.

Evaluation of Metropolitan Mass Transportation System

New Orleans, LA  SWL worked with metro mass transportation providers to coordinate services and provide better services to users.  Duties included oversight of City Park-n-Ride service; serving as project manager for new Park-n-Ride construction; and preparation of a transportation master plan (completed in 1994; consultancy ongoing.)


Waterborne Public Transit Study

Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard Parishes, LA RPC Project # X326 Comprehensive study and analysis of alternative scenarios for future of waterborne transit in the region. As prime, SWL was responsible for completion of all project areas, including an active stakeholders committee.

Public Private Partnership Opportunities Study

Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard Parishes, LA RPC Project #LA-FB-OPS2 Analysis of potential for developing a PPP for the operation of the ferry system run by LA DOTD. The financial situation, vessel analysis, review of personnel, terminal review, were all important elements of the study providing a business plan for operating the ferries. As the prime, SWL coordinated activities and worked with stakeholders to produce recommendations. Led team of five.

Five -year Ridership Projection

Crescent City Connection Division, LADOTD, Mississippi River Ferry Operations, RPC Project # CCCFB SWL provided analysis of ridership on ferry system as well worked with stakeholder groups to come up with recommendations for service improvements. Project required on-board statistically relevant surveys of riders on all three routes.

Bike & Pedestrian

Master Plan for the Tammany Trace

St. Tammany Parish, LA. SWL provided Project Management on the Master Plan for improvements to a 31-mile Rails-to-Trails project, the first of its kind in LA. 1993.

Pontchartrain Trace Master Plan

St. Charles/St. Tammany/St. John/Tangipahoa Parishes, LA.SWL prepared Master Plan for improvements of Bike Path in 4 connecting Parishes in S.E. Louisiana. 1997.

City of Gretna Bicycle Master Plan

Gretna, LA. Preparation of the Master Plan for improvements and design criteria for a Bike Path in the City of Gretna, Louisiana. 1999.

Bicycle Facilities Study, Statewide

Louisiana DOTD SP 736-99-1302. SWL worked to compile inventory of existing bike paths in Louisiana and develop a plan to network those facilities. 2006.

Statewide Bicycle Suitability & Goals Map

Louisiana DOTD SP 736-99-1154, LA. SWL worked to help establish methodology and mapping with cyclists to develop suitability goals. 2004.


Assessment of Alignments of Railroad Corridor

Kenner, LA. Analyzed potential for a N/S railroad corridor connecting Kenner with LAIA, alignment, structural stability, real estate, and environmental survey. 2000.

Transit/Light Rail Corridor Study

Baton Rouge, LA. Feasibility study of rail service connecting various employment centers in Baton Rouge. 1996.

Gulf Coast Maglev Development Program

New Orleans, LA. Preconstruction planning phase of the project. SWL provided services involving Public involvement and Private/Public Partnering. 2000. GNO Expressway Commission.

Land Use

Regional Comprehensive Plan, Land Use and Transportation Element

Jefferson Parish, LA.  SWL provided services for transportation element of the Land Use Plan. Project included Pedestrian & Bikeway System, Mass Transit. 2003.

Interstate 20 Ouachita Loop Major Investment Study

Ouachita Parish, LA. Major investment study. As the prime firm, SWL coordinated MIS Steering Committee and Public Involvement Process, as well as the Internet Home Page and fax broadcasting

Jefferson Parish Thoroughfare Plan Transportation Element

Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA  Developed plans for major thoroughfare network in Jefferson Parish, to be approved by the Parish. As Prime firm, SWL updated and evaluated assumptions for transportation; identified major corridor profiles and priorities.