August 2010 Posts

Learn How to Apply the Predictive Method from the Highway Safety Manual

August 31, 2010

To support application of the HSM, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is offering a daylong workshop to teach attendees how to apply Part C: Predictive Method. This will include fundamentals of the method, how to apply the material, how to interpret the results, and potential strengths and pitfalls of the method. The material will be demonstrated using real world project examples that engineers and planners face on a daily basis.

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Saving The Planet... And Ourselves Is As Easy As Riding A Bike

August 22, 2010

Photo taken by David N. Seelig on St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

Take a Joyride with Mia Birk and our friends at Alta Planning + Design as she discusses her love of bicycling and her thoughts on how we can pedal toward a healthier planet.

Video preview included.

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2010 Interns Explore Portland’s Transportation System

August 11, 2010

Submitted by Kittelson Interns Kendra Schenk and Cameron Shew

2010 Interns Explore Portland’s Transportation System

The Intern Jamboree, which involves several days of transportation related activities, is one of Kittelson’s signature events. This year, the event was hosted by the Portland office, and partnered with other interns from the City of Portland, City of Gresham, and Cardno WRG. Read about what we toured and took away from our experiences.

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China Plans Huge Buses That Can DRIVE OVER Cars

August 04, 2010

China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer. But the country is also thinking in big and bold ways when it comes to how it will reduce pollution and a new plan to build a "straddling bus" is among the most space-age schemes yet.

Read the entire article online at The Huffingting Post.

Modernizing Transportation Funding in Idaho

August 02, 2010

Submitted by Sonia Hennum from KAI

Last week there was a Task Force meeting of of legislators and private individuals in Idaho who have been appointed by Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter to develop recommendations for sustainable road and bridge funding. Last year the Governor commissioned a task force on Modernizing Transportation Funding in Idaho. The task force has been meeting on a bi-monthly basis this year with a goal of providing a recommendation to the Governor by the end of 2010.

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