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Charlier Associates, Inc. (CAI) is a multimodal transportation planning firm specializing in innovative approaches to improving mobility for states, towns, cities, counties, regional agencies, and transit service providers.
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Brighton Transportation Master Plan - Charlier Associates recently updated the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) for the City of Brighton, CO. The updated TMP is geared toward innovation and flexibility, with a focus on multimodal transportation options, local and regional network connectivity, mobility, safety, and providing a sustainable foundation for future land development and increased economic activity. A unique aspect of the TMP is the strong metric-based approach to implementation, including integration of a capital improvement plan (CIP) and growth management system. more...

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Transportation planner position(s) to help with ongoing, innovative urban projects at a progressive firm with a leading edge reputation. We would like to add one experienced professional and may also place an entry-level planner. Flexible hours up to 40/week. Primary work location is our office in Boulder, but we also support the opportunity to work from home, co-working space, etc. Some travel may be required. Either position could transition into a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Reply to Kelly Walker [Kelly@charlier.org] with brief resume and timeframe of availability.


» Brighton, CO Adopts Transportation Plan  (March 2016)

The new Brighton Transportation Master Plan was adopted unanimously by City Council on March 1, 2016. Brighton is a rapidly growing, freestanding community within the Denver Region. The Transportation Plan, prepared by Charlier Associates, uses an innovative growth management strategy and a flexible approach to set the community on a path toward increasing multimodal transportation options, local and regional network connectivity, mobility and safety, while providing a sustainable foundation for future land development and increased economic activity. more . . .


» Community Builders  (January 2016)

Charlier Associates has been working with the Sonoran Institute on formation of a training and technical assistance program called New Mobility West (NMW). NMW is a featured program of a new non-profit organization – Community Builders – that provides information, research, insight and analysis for developers, realtors, planners, public officials and engaged citizens who are actively building stronger economies in the towns and cities of the American West. Charlier Associates’ involvement includes serving on the faculty for the Community Builders Leadership Institute (a training program) and providing direct technical assistance to local public sector partners. more . . .


» Jackson, WY Adopts Community Streets Plan  (December 2015)

On December 7, 2015, the Town Council of Jackson, WY, adopted a new Community Streets Plan. Staff, including members from Pathways, Public Works, START Bus, Planning, and Parks and Recreation departments, worked closely with Charlier Associates over a nine-month period, followed by public comment and development of additional content, to create the 2015 Community Streets Plan. more . . .


» APA-CO 2015 Conference, Steamboat Springs  (October 2015)

The American Planning Association, Colorado Division (APA-CO) held its annual conference in Steamboat Springs September 30 – October 2, 2015. Planners and other professionals in the planning industry from across the state gathered to share ideas, knowledge and information on noteworthy projects and cutting-edge practices. This year’s conference saw record breaking attendance, and both Jim Charlier and Patrick Picard of Charlier Associates were contributors. Jim moderated a session titled “Emerging Trends in Transportation Planning” and Patrick Picard was one of the three speakers. more . . .


» US State Department – Indonesia Technical Assistance  (October 2015)

In September, 2015 Jim Charlier spent two weeks working with local governments and universities in Indonesia on urban transportation challenges and opportunities. This work was funded by the US State Department and coordinated by the US Embassy in Jakarta and the Consulate in Sumatra. more . . .


»  Jackson and Teton County, WY Adopt Integrated Transportation Plan  (September 2015)

The Jackson/Teton Integrated Transportation Plan was adopted by the joint Town Council and County Commission by a vote of 9-0 on September 14, 2015. The Integrated Transportation Plan, prepared by Charlier Associates, is unique in its approach to integrating several complex, yet overlapping systems, including land use, multiple travel modes, and numerous jurisdictions (Town, County, State DOT, Federal Lands). more . . .


»  Aspen releases VMT and GHG Emissions Study  (August 2015)

The City of Aspen’s Canary Initiative, a city program that promotes environmental stewardship and reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, released the 2014 Aspen Community-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report. The report utilizes data from the City’s first comprehensive vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) study conducted by Charlier Associates in the spring of 2015. more . . .


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