UPMC—St. Margaret Proposed Off-Site Parking Facility - McMahon evaluated the potential traffic impacts for UPMC—St. Margaret for a proposed off-site employee parking facility. This remote parking lot was to utilize shuttle bussing to/from the hospital for employees only. As part of this study, we determined the current traffic patterns of employees, and then reassigned the employee traffic through the study intersections to the proposed parking facility from the current hospital site; adding the projected shuttles accordingly.
Intersection improvements including signal improvements with railroad crossing pre-emption were also included within this project. Due to this active grade-crossing and an abandoned railroad line that was impeding sight distance, coordination with Norfolk Southern and the Public Utility Commission (PUC) was essential to determine “order of magnitude” costs to improve the intersection. These costs ultimately made the project a “No Go” for UPMC—St Margaret.
UPMC – Children’s Hospital - McMahon evaluated the potential traffic impacts for a proposed UPMC—South Fayette Children’s Hospital. The traffic study evaluated various scenarios considering the development of the proposed children’s hospital, in addition to a proposed bank and the redevelopment of a movie theater into a municipal civic center along with a park and ride facility. Improvements were recommended to mitigate the sites impact at the accesses as well as at the off-site study intersections.