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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PSU Grad Student and KAI Senior Planner Studies Protected Bikeways Around the U.S.

June 07, 2014

As a senior planner for Kittelson & Associations, Inc., Nick Foster, AICP, has worked on a diverse array of transportation projects spanning from Alaska to Florida. Most recently, however, Nick was back in the classroom as a graduate student at Portland State University (PSU) conducting a national study of protected bikeways in Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C.

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Excellence in Teaching Advances the Transportation Professional

May 24, 2014

Richard J. (R.J.) Porter named as the recipient of its 2014 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.

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Kittelson & Associates opens new Washington, D.C. office

April 29, 2014

With a growing staff and increasing opportunities to collaborate on projects along the East Coast, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., (KAI) recently opened a new office in Washington, D.C.

The 2,000-square-foot space is located at 300 M Street SE in the Navy Yard neighborhood, providing convenient Metro access and other amenities for staff members and visitors. The office is across the street from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, both of which frequently call upon KAI for its services.

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Roundabout Leadership a Hallmark of KAI

April 16, 2014

When Ed Myers was asked to consider a roundabout for an interchange on the D.C. Beltway 25 years ago, little guidance was available at the time. In those pre-Internet days, few American cities were implementing roundabouts, so he turned to Europe and Australia for examples.

“Primarily what they were finding was there was a pretty significant safety benefit to roundabouts, with a 50 to 80 percent reduction in crashes,” said Ed, now a senior principal in Kittelson & Associates’ Baltimore office.

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New Kansas Roundabout Guide is Ahead of the Curve

April 15, 2014

March marked the release of an important addition to the transportation industry’s collective body of knowledge about modern roundabouts, the Kansas Roundabout Guide 2nd Edition 2014. The document, developed for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), provides not only information and guidance on roundabouts in that state, but also serves as a valuable resource to transportation engineers and planners elsewhere.

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Online bike count data clearinghouse aims to better inform transportation decisions

March 13, 2014

The Bike Count Data Clearinghouse project aims to compile and standardize the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data to improve multimodal transportation planning across multiple jurisdictions in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. Hosted by UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, the clearinghouse is an interactive web portal—a “one-stop repository”—accessible by transportation planners, engineers, and others that compiles existing data and makes it available for download. The clearinghouse went live last fall, and new data is updated as it is collected.

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KAI Opens Office in Tallahassee, Florida

February 18, 2014

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Tallahassee, Florida. The office will be led by Li Jin, PhD, AICP, with support from senior staff including John (Jack) Freeman, PE and Karl Passetti, PE. Located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, this new office is within close proximity to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Central Office, Florida Capitol and Legislative Offices, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Doak Campbell Stadium.

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Orlando Promotes Active Transportation at One Less Car, One More Park

January 22, 2014

On Friday, January 10, the City of Orlando hosted its second annual One Less Car, One More Park event on Lake Eola to help promote the use of alternative transportation and encourage sustainable development. Twelve local firms transformed metered, on-street parking spaces into “parklets” for a day to display creative ways that the spaces could be repurposed if they weren’t needed for cars. This event and a growing number of others like it worldwide bring awareness to the amount of space dedicated to the car and how we can raise the quality of urban spaces.

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