Projects

Translutions takes pride in providing solutions for the public sector as well as private sector clients. All our projects small and big, have our full attention and best personnel for the particular project assigned to the project.

City of Pico Rivera General Plan

Translutions Staff prepared the traffic impact analysis for the City of Pico Rivera General Plan. The project was started in 2007 by another consultant. Translutions was hired by the City’s General Plan Consultant when the City realized that they had to meet an October 2014 deadline to comply with State General Plan Laws. Traffic congestion is a major concern for Pico Rivera residents and businesses. Although traffic on local roads is generally free-flowing, major thoroughfares, particularly the major routes connecting the community to region-al freeway systems, experience congestion at key inter-sections and along several segments during peak traffic hours.

Because Pico Rivera is largely a built-out community, the ability to widen roadways to add lanes is not a feasible means of solving traffic congestion. Instead, integrated solutions that improve mobility for all modes of travel are needed, including enhancing the efficiency of existing roadways and the ability to walk, bicycle, and use transit. While bus systems serve the community, and rail transit is planned, transit services need to be expanded sufficiently to provide a reasonable alternative to auto use for most travelers. The City of Pico Rivera General Plan emphasizes the maintenance of a street system that can meet the demands of the current and planned land uses. This study established acceptable levels of service and recommends improvements to maintain acceptable levels of service at major intersections within the City. The use of alternative travel modes such as transit, walking, and biking are also accommodated in the proposed network. Translutions prepared the analysis to account for multiple modes (pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile) and the traffic analysis was approved by City staff as well as Caltrans without any comments.

Fontana Traffic Study Policy

Translutions is working with the City of Fontana to prepare the City’s Traffic Study Policy. The policy will include definitive direction regarding the need for project specific traffic analyses, requirements, exemptions, determination of significance, and mitigation requirements for development projects. The City and Translutions are evaluating strategies to include streamlined Caltrans review of development projects under the proposed guidelines.

Rancho Santa Margarita Bridge

Translutions is working with the City of Rancho Santa Margarita and assisting the Engineering Team on the Rancho Santa Margarita Bridge Hinge Replacement Project. Translutions will prepare a Construction Traffic Impact Analysis and Transportation Management Plan. This project is a Caltrans Local Assistance project. Translutions’ role in this project is to identify potential detours and strategies to help move traffic during construction. The location of the bridge is in a location where the toll roads are the only alternative to Rancho Santa Margarita Parkway.

Kruse Road Feasibility Study

The City of Pico Rivera: Kruse Road Feasibility Study and Development Plan is part of the SCAG Sustainability Planning Grant program. Translutions is part of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants for this project. Translutions’ role is to evaluate traffic as well as pedestrian and bike operations and identify potential land use changes and their impacts on the transportation system. This project was awarded to Translutions recently.

Renaissance Fee Program

Translutions worked with the City of Rialto and the project development team to prepare a fee program for the Rialto Renaissance Specific Plan area. As part of this project, Translutions prepared plan level cost estimates, evaluated the compliance of the fee program with Government Code 66000 as well as the Nexus Study requirements set forth by SANBAG. This included evaluating costs and fees for facilities within the City of Rialto, as well as for interchanges potentially impacted by development within the Renaissance Specific Plan.

Jurupa Ranch Industrial

Translutions conducted a multimodal traffic impact analysis for the proposed Jurupa Ranch Industrial project in the City of Fontana. The proposed project is on a 40 acre site and proposes to construct a warehousing/distribution facility totaling 977,000 square feet. The analysis included an evaluation of automobile, pedestrian, transit, and bicycle modes. A special analysis of the I-10/Citrus Avenue interchange was included in this analysis since construction was ongoing at the interchange. Special consideration was given to pedestrian traffic due to the proximity to a High School.

Renaissance Specific Plan

The project is an amendment to the Renaissance Specific Plan which involves a redevelopment project for the reuse of the Rialto Airport site. The project includes approximately 1,500 acres with approximately 1,250 residential units, 15 million square feet of industrial-warehouse uses, 600,000 square feet of office uses, 1.25 million square feet of retail uses, 27 acres of parks and other open spaces, and an elementary school. In addition to preparing a traffic impact analysis, Translutions was also contracted to conduct a preliminary analysis that examined and compared the amended specific plan with the approved specific plan. An in-depth internal trip capture rate was developed using the San Bernardino Traffic Analysis Model (SBTAM) to explain the interaction of trips between the office, commercial, and residential uses of the proposed project. To segregate truck traffic from passenger car and pedestrian uses, the roadway design and connectivity was redesigned to restrict trucks on some roadways within the project area to develop the most efficient traffic network. A special analysis as well as a simulation of the Alder Avenue and Ayala Avenue interchanges to SR-210. Interim improvements to improve traffic operations at the Alder and Ayala interchanges were also evaluated as part of the analysis.

Harmony Specific Plan

Translutions is advising the project development team for the Harmony Specific Plan to achieve the new Title 24 requirements in terms of Greenhouse Gas reductions as well as acting as the project manager for the preparation of a Traffic Impact Analysis for the Harmony Specific Plan. The Specific Plan includes approximately 3,800 single family residences, associated public infrastructure, an elementary school, and various retail pads. The primary objective of the analysis was to define a circulation system that supports the development anticipated in the Specific Plan, and identification and implementation of transportation mitigations. As part of this project, Translutions is working with the planning, engineering, and teams as well as the City to evaluate off site traffic impacts as well as develop the internal circulation network with respect to complete streets and low impact development statutes. Translutions recommended complete streets strategies and traffic calming measures, and evaluated traffic operations at 15 roundabouts proposed along major arterials within the development.

A Synchro analysis and simulation for the SR-210/Greenspot Road interchange, as well as the entire stretch of Greenspot Road which could potentially have impacts on the interchange operations. Based on the analysis, short term and long term improvements as well as signal timing plans were identified to improve traffic operations along the corridor.

West Valley Logistics Center

Translutions is assisting the project development team in the preparation of a traffic impact analysis (TIA) as well as overall CEQA strategy and public outreach for transportation related issues for the proposed West Valley Logistics Center (WVLC) Specific Plan project. The project includes the development of seven warehouse buildings totaling approximately 3.47 million square feet. The proposed project is located in the City of Fontana generally west of Locust Avenue and south of the Southern California Edison (SCE) easement south of Jurupa Avenue, near established residential neighborhoods in southeastern Fontana, the unincorporated San Bernardino County community of Bloomington, and the City of Jurupa Valley to the south.

Translutions evaluated two access alternatives for the project. Under the first alternative, Alder Avenue extension south of Jurupa Avenue to the west leg of Locust Avenue-Armstrong Street/7th Street will not be built. Under this scenario, trucks will not be permitted to use Sierra Avenue. Under the second alternative, the extension of Alder Avenue south of Jurupa Avenue will meet the west leg of Locust Avenue-Armstrong Street/7th Street. Under this scenario, automobiles and trucks will be permitted to use Sierra Avenue. The project would also establish a Transportation Management Association (TMA). The TMA will create a tenant-based system and set of regulations for tracking, monitoring, and providing feedback for vehicles, specifically including truck traffic entering and exiting the development. Based on comments from the City of Jurupa Valley, the analysis also included a focused analysis and simulations of the Rubidoux & Market Street interchanges to SR-60.