Transportation Initiatives, Inc., formerly Fondriest & Associates,
Inc., began providing consulting services in 1988 to our client base
creating strategic plans to address compliance to land use and air
quality requirements relative to transportation and related issues.
Our hallmark, as a 100% women-owned consulting firm, has been
leadership in the transportation industry developing strategic
transportation demand management(TDM)/trip
reduction plans(TRP), to reduce the number of single occupant
vehicles traveling on congested roadways and highways across the
of the plans focus on achieving goals that reduce traffic
congestion, improve air quality, and, provide a better and more
healthful quality of life for all of us.
As part of the strategic planning effort, including plan
public outreach, the
consulting firm designs, implements and often manages the various
transit services and
transportation programs that
are included in the approved strategic plans.
addition to writing transportation demand management/trip reduction
plans, STI provides consulting services for our clients supporting
and managing the following programs
and services including
transit benefit; flextime
and compressed work week; telework; parking management; rideshare
matching; TDM employer outreach; region-wide TDM employer outreach;
market research; TDM advertising campaigns; survey design and
analysis; and, so forth.
The importance and relevance of
our consulting services…
that STI provides have become critical in addressing and providing
solutions to the increasing demands on our road networks and poor
air quality in communities across the
Educating commuters on the importance of using alternative
commuting options to driving alone can reduce the number of cars on
the road, reduce the fuel used, reduce emissions and ease
As an example, businesses
that utilize flex hours, shorten work weeks and implement telework
programs for their employees help to reduce congestion, and,
with fewer cars sitting in traffic, reductions in fuel used and
emissions are also realized.
Additionally, businesses benefit by offering their employees
commute options/transportation alternative programs, by often being
able to reduce the amount of space required to operate their
businesses, decrease the amount parking spaces required for their
employees, and, dramatically reduce the operations costs of doing
business, thereby putting a greater profit to the bottom line.
A by product of this is the ability of teleworkers to be at
work and on time regardless of weather conditions that may affect
traffic and the ability to even get to work.
also provide business a better opportunity to recruit and retain
valuable employees by offering them commuter benefit programs, which
may include transit subsidies and benefits provided by IRS rulings.
to cleaner air, the universal benefit is promoting Smart Growth to
encourage development of green communities and pedestrian-oriented
or new urbanism, communities.
are very diverse. We
have performed a variety of services for local, county, regional and
state government agencies.
We have completed engagements for Federal Agencies and
we deliver a variety of services to business and companies of all
sizes. Our business
clients include major developers, other consulting companies
specializing in unique disciplines, and large and small corporations
that are evaluating or developing a TDM or similar transportation
You need our services if you
What you should expect from us….
STI, and our
consulting team has a reputation of providing stellar customer
service to our client’s and their customers.
Our hallmark is
exceeding your expectations in meeting your
required goals and often complete your project’s goals and
objectives ahead of schedule.
As a leader in the TDM industry, we provide you with THE most
experienced and successful professionals, without exception.