Performance-Based Design Helps to Address Evolving Infrastructure Needs

September 06, 2016

As state transportation departments seek to improve system performance, mobility and safety, engineers working in both the public and private sectors are charged with crafting effective solutions within restrictive budget limitations.

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Transforming Streets: Baltimore's "pop-up" Protected Bike Lane

August 18, 2016

Four city blocks in Baltimore were transformed with a “pop-up” two-way protected bike lane. Seeing an opportunity to convert an underused peak-hour travel lane, improve safety for all users, and show neighbors an example of how their street could be changed to better serve people who aren’t driving, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) planned the temporary three-week installation of the protected bike lane.

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FHWA Develops Part-Time Shoulder Use Guide

June 30, 2016

A growing number of states in the United States are learning how part-time shoulder use can help manage congestion and want to put this strategy into practice. Until recently, however, there was no national document on how to plan, design, and implement part-time shoulder use.

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Utah’s Zero Fatality Safety Summit

April 21, 2016

Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Department of Transportation hosted over 400 participants at their state’s Zero Fatalities Safety Summit. The summit marked ten years since Utah initiated their “Zero Fatalities” efforts throughout the state.

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Your Chance to Contribute to the Next Edition of the Highway Safety Manual

January 07, 2016

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This week, a major national outreach program was initiated to support the development of the Second Edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM). The current outreach effort includes a broad-based survey of current HSM users that will provide the research team with both a sense of how the HSM is being used, as well as where it usability, accessibility and technical content can be improved. The survey can be accessed at the new “HSM2 Development Website” at www.hsm2.org.

Respondents are being asked to complete and submit the survey and their suggestions by February 15, 2016.

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A 101 Year History of the Electric Traffic Signal System

November 10, 2015

101 years after the invention of the first electronic traffic signal we take a look at the evolution into the modern day systems.

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"Pop-Up" Event Brings Separated Bike Lanes to Portsmouth, New Hampshire

October 06, 2015

“Separated bike lanes are a new concept in Portsmouth, so we wanted to give the community a chance to see how they might work. It helps us actually show people what the possibilities are in the context of the actual setting rather than using photos from other places.” - Juliet Walker, AICP Transportation Planner with the City of Portsmouth

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2015 KAI Interns Gather for Annual Jamboree

August 18, 2015

By bike, light rail and more, Intern Jamboree gives participants a chance to explore Portland’s diverse transportation systems

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MSU’s Summer Transportation Institute introduces students to new possibilities

June 12, 2015

Montana State University's Summer Transportation Institute, established in 2005 with a grant from the Federal Highway Administration, helps to increase diversity within the profession and boost awareness of transportation careers among underrepresented middle and high school students.

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League of American Bicyclists Award Bicycle Friendly Businesses

May 05, 2015

On April 22, the League of American Bicyclists awarded 161 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) in 46 states and Washington, D.C. The BFB list now includes more than 950 businesses that are transforming the American workplace.

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