Online bike count data clearinghouse aims to better inform transportation decisions

March 13, 2014

The Bike Count Data Clearinghouse project aims to compile and standardize the collection of bicycle and pedestrian data to improve multimodal transportation planning across multiple jurisdictions in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. Hosted by UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, the clearinghouse is an interactive web portal—a “one-stop repository”—accessible by transportation planners, engineers, and others that compiles existing data and makes it available for download. The clearinghouse went live last fall, and new data is updated as it is collected.

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KAI Opens Office in Tallahassee, Florida

February 18, 2014

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Tallahassee, Florida. The office will be led by Li Jin, PhD, AICP, with support from senior staff including John (Jack) Freeman, PE and Karl Passetti, PE. Located in the heart of downtown Tallahassee, this new office is within close proximity to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Central Office, Florida Capitol and Legislative Offices, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Doak Campbell Stadium.

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Orlando Promotes Active Transportation at One Less Car, One More Park

January 22, 2014

On Friday, January 10, the City of Orlando hosted its second annual One Less Car, One More Park event on Lake Eola to help promote the use of alternative transportation and encourage sustainable development. Twelve local firms transformed metered, on-street parking spaces into “parklets” for a day to display creative ways that the spaces could be repurposed if they weren’t needed for cars. This event and a growing number of others like it worldwide bring awareness to the amount of space dedicated to the car and how we can raise the quality of urban spaces.

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Oakland Office Greets New Staff

January 07, 2014

KAI’s Oakland office is ready to hit the ground running in 2014 as we reflect on the exciting developments of the past year. The office has been infused with fresh faces who bring new energy and perspectives. “We have added three talented young staff with a wide variety of experiences and skills,” says Alice Chen, Co-Office Manager. “We are excited about the passion for transportation exhibited by our new staff.”

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OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing (Jughandle) Project Receives APWA Project of the Year Award

October 01, 2013

The OR 213/I-205 to Redland Road Crossing (Highway 213 Jughandle) project has been open to the public for almost a year, but its successes are still being celebrated. On August 26, Aleta Froman-Goodrich from the City of Oregon City and Hermanus Steyn from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) attended the 2013 American Public Works Association (APWA) International Public Works Congress and Exposition to accept the Project of the Year Award for Transportation ($25-75M).

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Wayne Kittelson Receives ITE Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award

August 19, 2013

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that our founder—Wayne Kittelson, PE—has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Theodore M. Matson Memorial Award by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Since 1957, the award has been given annually in recognition of outstanding contributors to the field of traffic engineering. Wayne’s name joins a list of respected practitioners who have devoted themselves to the research, advancement, and application of traffic engineering principles. He accepted the award at the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit earlier this month.

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Rwandan Frank Bayingana continues education and nurtures entrepreneurial dreams with KCF support

August 07, 2013

Frank Bayingana made his first trip to the U.S. this summer through the Kittelson Charitable Foundation (KCF). His roughly three-week stay was filled with new experiences. It marked his first time on an airplane, he visited a handful of museums, he tried his first pepperoni pizza (he’s a fan), and he visited the Oregon State University and University of California at Berkeley campuses. Outgoing and quick to smile, Frank said he looks forward to the possibility of going to college in the United States and fulfilling his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

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Internship Jamboree 2013

July 17, 2013

On June 24, 2013, 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 Baltimore, MD office with day trips into Washington, DC. Our 2013 interns—Caitlin Furio, Derek Cheah, Erik Pinuelas, Kate Gasparro, Kyle James, Nathan McCarty, Ryan Marcus, Ryan Sager, Sean Carney, and Yi-Min Ha—wrote about their many activities and adventures.

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Clackamas County TSAP recognized with national planning award

July 10, 2013

Clackamas County, Oregon is implementing an innovative Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) that has found itself in the national spotlight. The National Association of Counties recently recognized the TSAP with a 2013 Achievement Award in the Planning category. The plan was also chosen as Best in Category due to “its exceptional results and unique innovations.”

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CTAI strives to improve mobility throughout Idaho, including its many rural areas

May 23, 2013

Idaho is well-known for its natural beauty, wide open spaces, and rural ruggedness. Not so much for its public transportation system, though, and traditionally its rural residents have had difficulty accessing mobility options. The Community Transportation Association of Idaho, CTAI, is working to change that.

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