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Tips for Engineers and Planners for Managing Risk in a World of Tort Liability Claims

May 01, 2012

Attendees gathered at KAI’s Portland, Oregon offices on April 12, 2012 to hear Brelend Gowan, the retired Deputy Chief Counsel for the California Department of Transportation (DOT), present on how to manage risk for tort liability claims. Mr. Gowan began his presentation by providing a brief overview of tort liability risks. He proceeded to focus on practical steps the audience—comprised mostly of transportation engineers and planners—could take to manage legal risks during their day-to-day work and decision-making processes.

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Need Transit Funding?

June 16, 2010

In addition to the second round of TIGER grants, there are two other current grant opportunities that you should know about - The Alternative Analysis Program & TIGGER II.

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LaHood Responds to Supporters & Skeptics on Bike/Ped Initiatives

May 03, 2010

A while back we posted about US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood’s call to all state DOTs to raise transportation planning for bicyclists and pedestrians to an equal level of consideration with automobile modes. Not surprisingly, since his policy recommendations were released in March LaHood has been met with a variety of responses, anywhere from strong support to total skepticism. To address the issues, LaHood was interviewed by NPR’s All Things Considered reporter Guy Raz in a piece about the growth of bicycle awareness.

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LaHood Promotes Biking and Walking as Equal to Driving

March 16, 2010

On the heels of the of the 10th annual National Bike Summit that was held last week in Washington, D.C., US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood responded with a new direction about planning for transportation modes. On his blog, LaHood announced recommended policy revisions that would place biking and walking on equal footing with motorized travel when designing transportation networks nationwide.

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