March 2012 Posts

Safety Prediction Methodology and Analysis Tool AND Urban Street Safety, Operation, and Reliability

March 29, 2012

Jim Bonneson, a Senior Principal Engineer with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI), gave a two hour presentation at KAI's Portland office on March 20, 2012 on two topics related to his research and experience: Safety Prediction Methodology and Analysis, as well as Urban Street Safety, Operation, and Reliability. Jim's professional interests are in the areas of traffic operations, highway safety, and highway geometric design. He has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator for numerous research projects through which he has developed expertise in intersection capacity analysis, traffic flow theory, simulation, traffic data collection, highway geometric design, and road safety.

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Excitement builds for 2012 WTS Annual Conference

March 08, 2012

As the Women’s Transportation Seminar prepares for its national conference in May, Jessica Josselyn is one of many members looking forward to the annual event for several reasons.

The chance to meet new people, network with others in the profession, and raise money for WTS are among the benefits highlighted by Jessica, a Senior Planner working for Kittelson & Associates, Inc.’s (KAI) Fort Lauderdale office.

In addition to technical topics, WTS conferences include sessions relating to finding your interests and passions, identifying your ‘work style type’, and ultimately how one can apply those findings into building a successful career. It’s nice to have these softer-side sessions of the profession because it’s re-energizing and reminds us that finding balance in one’s career is important. I think in some cases professionals (women especially) tend to put others first and forget to focus on themselves. That’s what’s so great about these particular sessions – it forces you to think about what you want and at the same time you are building relationships with others in the session. To this day I still stay in touch with the participants. It really is impactful!

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