Technology Aims to Curb Parking Challenges

September 23, 2014

Smart parking technology is being used in major metropolitan areas to address many longstanding transportation concerns related to increased congestion, economic waste and negative environmental impacts. The Portland office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. hosted a recent presentation that highlighted emerging parking trends and technologies to allow cities, distributors, shippers, parking garage operators, special event managers, land use planners, and complete street designers to better plan, manage, and leverage their existing parking facilities. The presentation provided an overview of current and emerging parking issues and opportunities as well as the next generation of parking technologies.

Presentation slides included.

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UC Berkeley Brings Bicycling Safety Assessments to California Jurisdictions

August 26, 2014

With the goal of improving safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, the City of Stockton turned to the Technology Transfer Program at the University of California, Berkeley. A three-month assessment, completed in September, evaluated safety elements that were working well and identified areas where changes could make pedestrian and bicycling access better.

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Boston office opening strengthens KAI’s presence in the region

August 04, 2014

Today marks the opening of Kittelson & Associates, Inc.’s (KAI) Boston office, a significant and exciting step in strengthening the firm’s presence in Massachusetts to help advance the state and local communities’ goals of improved livability and safe and balanced transportation systems that incorporate bicycling, walking, public transit and vehicle travel.

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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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