For over 20 years, Aspen has been providing corridor planning and analysis services for utility and infrastructure projects. Corridor planning and analysis involves identifying potential opportunities for the alignment of linear projects (e.g., pipeline, transmission, transportation, and telecommunication), as well as the identification of major issues or constraints (e.g., sensitive land uses, military land, protected lands) that need to be considered. In coordination with state and federal agencies, Aspen typically conducts a screening process aimed at minimizing environmental impacts and other conflicts while accommodating the requirements of the project. Aspen also has substantial experience analyzing the environmental impacts of proposed corridors and alternative corridors in the context of the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. Aspen has analyzed a wide variety of linear projects, often crossing multiple local, state, and federal jurisdictions, including oil and gas pipelines, electrical transmission lines, water pipelines and aqueducts, and fiber optic networks.
Aspen’s services and capabilities in Corridor Planning and Analysis include:
- Alignment Studies
- Issues and Constraints Analysis
- Alternative Corridor Screening
- Corridor Analysis
- Multi-jurisdictional Coordination