September 2011 Posts

Going Round In Circles Over Traffic Fix

September 30, 2011

Written by NPR’s Alex Schmidt

Over the past decade, the number of roundabouts in the U.S. has increased dramatically, from the low hundreds up to the thousands. Modern traffic circles can cut down on commute time and pollution. Studies have shown that they even reduce accidents. And many American cities are planning to put in more. But there are still a few roadblocks in the way of a true roundabout revolution.

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The Important Difference Between a Road and a Street

September 29, 2011

Submitted by Jane Lim-Yap

In this video presentation, Chuck Marohn, the executive director of Strong Towns, explains the difference between a road, which is a connection to two place and a street, which is a network of activity. He stresses the importance of returning roads to towns for community and economic development.

The Reston Office has Moved!

September 13, 2011

Kittelson's Reston, Virginia office is excited to announce the location of a new space:

1850 Centennial Park Drive, Suite 130
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 885-8970 (main)

Kittelson has provided transportation engineering and planning services in the mid-Atlantic region of the US for over a decade. Since the Baltimore, Maryland, office opened in 2000, the firm has served the region through transit planning, long-range transportation plans, corridor studies, parking analyses, multi-modal studies, signal system timing, roundabout evaluations, traffic design, and transportation impact analyses for new developments. The Reston office continues to grow the services available to the area, providing a more localized presence to better serve the needs of the Virginia/Washington DC communities. With our state-of-the-art research efforts and expertise, we look forward to helping the region achieve better transportation system performance in its neighborhoods for many years to come.

The Reston office is led by Principal Engineer Brandon Nevers, PE, PTOE, along with John Callow, Senior Principal Engineer, Chris Tiesler, PE, Senior Engineer and Alek Pochowski, Engineering Associate. For more information about the KAI team in Reston or any of our other locations, please visit kittelson.com.

2010 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey Results are Now Online

September 06, 2011

From the ITS Joint Program Office, USDOT

The website showing the results of the 2010 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey is now online. This site will be amended over time to roll out new functionality and methods to search through the survey data. The website is available at ITS Deployment. The ITS Joint Program Office also released an online document titled Deployment of ITS: A Summary of the 2010 National Survey Results.

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