Alta works to mitigate climate change and advance safety and social justice through sustainable mobility. We connect people to places by providing solutions across the disciplines of planning, design, engineering, education and encouragement programs, and community engagement.
Alta was founded in 1996 when communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed in North America. Alta pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and gets them where they need to go. With staff located across the US and Canada, Alta has evolved its practice into a forward-thinking sustainable transportation company, backed by the Trilon Group.
Alta is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work. Our mission requires an understanding of diverse perspectives as we plan, design, and implement projects. Because our staff reflect the diversity of the communities we work in, we build trust and advance solutions outside the status quo, leading to more authentic and productive public engagement, partnerships, and outcomes.
Alta is an employer of choice for people of color and those from culturally underrepresented groups, including diverse races, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic status. We support the advancement of women and people of color to leadership, as well as an inclusive culture that engages diverse perspectives to improve the quality of our work products for our clients and communities.
We apply sustainable thinking to plan, design, and build resilient multimodal networks to achieve the carbon reduction, climate mitigation, and adaptation goals of our client communities. At any scale or project phase, the Alta team offers a comprehensive set of climate-forward services. We are committed to helping communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. We believe every community has the right to plan for a greener future that reflects its unique needs. And we are committed to supporting sustainable best practices internally and externally to build a more resilient future.