Anchorage Transportation Fair offers opportunity to inform public, gather feedback

March 17, 2015

Held Feb. 4 in the Alaska Airlines Center, the four-hour fair showcased a diverse array of nearly 60 projects representing planning efforts and existing plans for all transportation modes within Anchorage. The free, family-friendly event was a collaboration of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF), Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility, Alaska Railroad and Port of Anchorage.

Jim Amundsen, Central Region Highway Design Group Chief for Alaska DOT&PF, says this year marked the fair’s return since similar events were held in 2007 and 2008. He notes that both the attendees and the participating agencies benefit from the experience.

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TRIP97 Allows Central Oregon Jurisdictions to Collaborate on US 97 Improvements

January 21, 2015

Municipal leaders and planners from Bend, Redmond, Madras, La Pine, ODOT Region 4, and Jefferson and Deschutes counties find a collaborative way to enhance the US 97 corridor's performance, safety and accessibility, while also identifying funding mechanisms and a governance system effective for everyone along the corridor.

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Guides synthesize experience, current thinking on innovative intersection and interchange solutions

November 20, 2014

Four recently released informational guides about alternative intersection and interchange solutions, synthesize experience and current thinking nationwide on best practices for these innovative forms.

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Access Management Brings Transportation Professionals Together in Shanghai China

October 30, 2014

Members of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Access Management recently returned from Shanghai, China, where transportation professionals from around the world gathered for the International Conference on Access Management at Tongji University.

This was the second International Conference on Access Management, and it drew about 80 attendees. Chinese organizers said the conference’s aim was “efficient, safe, smart and innovative ways to strengthen academic exchange at home and abroad and learn about up-to-date developments in the field.”

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NACTO Brings Designing Cities Conference to San Francisco

October 02, 2014

On October 22-25, 2014 NACTO will host the 3rd annual Designing Cities Conference in San Francisco, California. NACTO promotes innovative design solutions for complete streets in urban environments. The conference brings together both leaders and partitions in transportation to discuss trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Topics for this year’s conference include re-imagining right-of-way, economic benefits of sustainable streets, bike and car sharing, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and strategies to create public space using low-cost, temporary materials.

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Technology Aims to Curb Parking Challenges

September 23, 2014

Smart parking technology is being used in major metropolitan areas to address many longstanding transportation concerns related to increased congestion, economic waste and negative environmental impacts. The Portland office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. hosted a recent presentation that highlighted emerging parking trends and technologies to allow cities, distributors, shippers, parking garage operators, special event managers, land use planners, and complete street designers to better plan, manage, and leverage their existing parking facilities. The presentation provided an overview of current and emerging parking issues and opportunities as well as the next generation of parking technologies.

Presentation slides included.

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UC Berkeley Brings Bicycling Safety Assessments to California Jurisdictions

August 26, 2014

With the goal of improving safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, the City of Stockton turned to the Technology Transfer Program at the University of California, Berkeley. A three-month assessment, completed in September, evaluated safety elements that were working well and identified areas where changes could make pedestrian and bicycling access better.

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Boston office opening strengthens KAI’s presence in the region

August 04, 2014

Today marks the opening of Kittelson & Associates, Inc.’s (KAI) Boston office, a significant and exciting step in strengthening the firm’s presence in Massachusetts to help advance the state and local communities’ goals of improved livability and safe and balanced transportation systems that incorporate bicycling, walking, public transit and vehicle travel.

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CHALLENGE, CONNECT, CREATE – INTERN JAMBOREE 2014

July 24, 2014

On July 8, 2014, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) kicked off our annual Intern Jamboree. The purpose of this week-long event is to allow interns to meet and learn from each other, to discover areas of transportation that they would not normally be exposed to, and explore a new city and KAI office. This year, the Intern Jamboree was again hosted from our Oakland, CA office and coincided with the annual shareholders meeting. Our 2014 interns wrote about their many activities and adventures.

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Responding to the Growing Needs of Transportation Legal Services

July 09, 2014

As the nation’s transportation infrastructure has evolved and become more sophisticated, so have the legal issues that arise from it. These range from traffic accidents and geometric roadway design to public rights-of-way, property condemnation and standards of care for transit areas.

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