For Planning/Engineering Firms & TDM Organizations

P1010024Cushman Transportation Consulting, LLC (CTC) is a Maine-based firm specializing in bicycle, pedestrian and transportation demand management (TDM) promotion and planning. CTC assists planning, design and engineering firms and TDM organizations with local information, facilitation, promotion, planning, and management of bike-ped and TDM-related projects and programs.

Owned and operated by Sarah Cushman – a transportation planner, educator, consultant and former master-certified auto mechanic – Cushman Transportation Consulting, LLC is also a Prequalified Consultant with MaineDOT and certified as a Women Business Enterprise (DBE) with the state. Please be in touch Sarah via e-mail at sarah@sarahcushman.com or phone (207) 200-1910 to discuss possible collaboration on anticipated or current projects or programs.

CTC is currently engaged with MaineDOT for a pilot pedestrian safety project working with vulnerable populations in Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn, and the Portland area. Sarah has also contracted with Go Maine to develop and deliver a multi-modal commuter challenge campaign in October 2017, as part of National Rideshare Month. In addition, CTC is contracted with the St. Lawrence Arts Center and the Baxter Academy for Science and Technology to update and continue development of their TDM plans as the organizations make their way through the Portland site review process. Sarah is also working under an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) as on-call bicycle and pedestrian planning and design consultants for PACTS (Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System) and for the City of Portland on expansion its Neighborhood Byways pedestrian and bicycle network. Recently, CTC organized and co-sponsored the Federal Highway Administration’s workshop for Greater Portland on Contemporary Approaches to TDM Planning.

Sarah (via CTC) consulted from 2009-2016 with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine and the Maine Department of Transportation as the Southern Maine Planner for the Maine Safe Routes to School Program.  In addition, Sarah helped convene an ad-hoc joint subcommittee of Portland Downtown and the Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee to explore best practice parking management strategies for the future of downtown.  This has resulted in an updated parking demand study and new multi-modal marketing efforts.  Sarah was also a member of the joint METRO and Portland Public Schools Task Force for the High School Transit Pass Program.

Sarah serves on the steering committee of the Cumberland County Public Health in Transportation Coalition and as a member of the City of Portland Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee.  CTC has served as a technical advisor for Go Maine Commuter Connections, the South Portland Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee, Sustain Southern Maine, the Cumberland County Climate and Energy Plan, and the ad-hoc committee exploring the formation of a Greater Portland Transportation Management Association. Sarah also has assisted and supported the Build Maine conference.

Sarah chaired the City of Portland Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Advisory Committee and CTC was contracted with PACTS to assist with the development of  TDM2go.info – a TDM planning and promotion website for the region. CTC was also contracted with the Greater Portland Council of Governments to deliver Eco-Driving Training for municipal fleet drivers.  In addition, Sarah was the founder and a board member of Portland Green Streets, the Transportation Demand Management encouragement program that celebrated and encouraged walking, bicycling, public transit use, carpooling, and telecommuting in Greater Portland.

Sarah is a member of the Maine Association of Planners, the Women Transportation Seminar – Maine Chapter, the Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals, and the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) – Canada.  CTC is also a business sponsor of Grow Smart Maine and the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine. In addition to her past education and technician training, Sarah is currently engaged in comprehensive training for transportation demand management professionals at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. Sarah is also a Bicycle Safety Instructor and member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM), the Portland Bicycle Commuter Meetup, and GoMaine Commuter Connections.