July 2010 Posts

Who's Got the World's Worst Commute?

July 29, 2010

Very special thanks go out to Randy Whitfield, Executive Director of the Palm Beach MPO in South Florida who follows Streetwise and passed along this article for us to post

People who live in some of the world's most economically important cities are spending more and more of their work day getting to and from work. IBM, which has developed new technology for predicting traffic flow, has identified the cities with the worst commutes in the world and those that are successfully easing the congestion.

Read the full article written by Faiza Elmasry at Vaonews.com

Senior Planner Jane Lim-Yap Joins KAI

July 26, 2010

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Jane Lim-Yap, AICP, PP, LEED AP as the newest member of the KAI team. Jane is a Senior Planner who will be based in Orlando, Florida, while she also continues to serve clients nationwide. She draws from broad experience and training in architecture, urban design, and transportation planning, in creating holistic solutions for a more livable and sustainable built environment.

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FDOT's Updated Transportation Impact Handbook

July 25, 2010

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently published their newly updated Transportation Impact Handbook.

FDOT has developed these guidelines to assist FDOT staff in their review of developments. While this handbook is primarily for FDOT staff, it is available to local governments and other transportation partners in an effort to communicate the FDOT’s guidance for reviewing various documents. The purpose of this document is to guide the professional through the current generally accepted professional practice. This should assist in making better decisions for the study of the transportation impacts of new developments.

KAI is very proud to have had a key role in updating this handbook on behalf of DOT Districts in southern and central Florida.

View the new FDOT Transportation Impact Handbook

$290 million in new transit funding

July 08, 2010

This morning, as part of President Obama's livability initiative, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Ray LaHood announced over $290 million in new transit funding for projects that will enhance the quality of life in communities across America. The 53 grants will fund new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities from Manchester, NH, to Albuquerque, NM, through FTA's Urban Circulator and Bus Livability programs.

View a list of these projects and read more about these exciting new transit solutions at fastlane.dot.gov

Chris Walsh Joins KAI

July 06, 2010

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher J. Walsh, PE as a new member to the team. As KAI's newest Engineer, Chris will be based in Orlando, Florida. He brings 16 years of diverse transportation engineering experience with both public and private clients, providing a broad perspective that enhances client service.

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