Downtown Transportation Alliance Strategic Plan
Downtown Transportation Alliance
BDS Planning & Urban Design facilitated the first strategic plan for Seattle’s Downtown Transportation Alliance (DTA). Formed ten years ago to launch a Transportation Management Association (Commute Seattle) as a partnership between the Downtown Seattle Association, the City of Seattle Department of Transportation, and King County Metro (transit agency), the DTA board decided to build on Commute Seattle’s success by expanding the role of this executive-level partnership into additional opportunities for public-private collaboration, including management of the public realm, major transit streets, construction mitigation, and regional alliances. BDS conducted an intricate series of key stakeholder negotiations at the executive and staff levels to forge a new vision and operating structure.