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Fort Lauderdale Intern Christopher Romano recaps the kick-off of Seven50

July 06, 2012

A lot can happen in 50 years, and that is just what the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership (SERP)—a voluntary partnership consisting of more than 200 public, private, and civic stakeholders—wanted to remind people when they hosted the first of four public summits meant to guide the creation of Seven50 (“seven counties, 50 years”). Seven50 is a 50-year regional plan offering development guidance to Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties. Christopher Romano, an intern at KAI's Fort Lauderdale office, recaps the event.

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FDOT takes steps toward promoting livable, sustainable transportation development

June 04, 2012

On May 9 to 12, 2012, the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) held its 20th Congress in West Palm Beach, Florida. More than 1,000 participants attended from various parts of the world. Together with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Kittelson & Associates, Inc. was part of the CNU’s first “innovation” track sessions on Friday, May 11. These innovation track sessions showcased cutting edge work covering a variety of topics including brand new theories of urbanism.

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Transportation and Sustainable Infrastructure

April 09, 2012

Xavier Harmony, a recent addition to KAI’s Reston office, had the opportunity to attend the Global Perspectives on Sustainable Infrastructure conference put on by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers, UK) and the CSCS (Canadian Society of Civil Engineers) in Washington, DC. He returned ready to share some key insights of how sustainability is making its way into the field of transportation.

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$527 Million Available through US DOT TIGER III Grant Program

July 06, 2011

The US DOT National Infrastructure Investment grant program (TIGER III) will provide $527 million for surface transportation projects across all modes. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a metro area, or a region.

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USDOT Livability in Transportation Guidebook

April 21, 2011

Submitted by Jane-Lim Yap

The USDOT has recently published its first guidance document on how to incorporate livability principles in transportation projects. Jointly developed by FHWA and FTA, and in consultation with EPA, the Livability in Transportation Guidebook furthers the USDOT’s livability initiative and builds on the six principles of the DOT-HUD-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The Guidebook is intended for a broad audience, from practitioners to the general public, to learn from case studies of transportation projects that have achieved livable community outcomes.

Mary Raulerson and Jane Lim-Yap of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. were co-authors of the Guidebook. They recently presented the Guidebook at a two-day peer exchange workshop led by FHWA-Florida Division and participated by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and state Department of Transportation (DOT) representatives throughout Florida.

Presentation slides, as well as additional information & resources related to the guidebook are included in the full article.

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Advancing Metropolitan Planning for Operations

April 07, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) continue their joint efforts to advance the state of the practice in preparing metropolitan transportation plans (MTP). A workshop featuring lead researchers for FHWA and FTA, as well as state-of-the-art practitioners took place at the Portland office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc., last week. The presenters discussed newly released reference materials that advance the objectives-driven, performance-based planning approach and discuss real-world experiences.

Presentation slides included.

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Kittelson Open House at Rail~volution 2010

September 26, 2010

Join us on Tuesday, October 19th, from 4:30-7:30pm, for appetizers and refreshments at Kittelson & Associates Portland office, which is conveniently located just 3 blocks north of the Hilton Hotel, where Rail~volution is being held. Click below for the details.

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Saving The Planet... And Ourselves Is As Easy As Riding A Bike

August 22, 2010

Photo taken by David N. Seelig on St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon

Take a Joyride with Mia Birk and our friends at Alta Planning + Design as she discusses her love of bicycling and her thoughts on how we can pedal toward a healthier planet.

Video preview included.

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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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