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Tips for Your First TRB Annual Meeting

More than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world will gather at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., January 12-16, 2020….

Ideas Kittelson's Mid-Level Staff Retreat at Skamania Lodge

Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat

We are passionate about the work we do. At the same time, we know people in the middle of their careers are in the thick…

Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat Why We Put on a Mid-Level Staff Retreat
Ideas Capacity Predictions for Connected & Automated Vehicles

How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities

100% market penetration for fully connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will likely be post-2050, and even then may be restricted to dedicated CAV-only facilities. However,…

How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities How Connected & Automated Vehicles May Change Freeway Capacities
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The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation

Roundabouts continue to be constructed at a rapid pace in the United States. We have well over 5,000 roundabouts nationwide, and that number is quickly…

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Ideas Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

From July 15-18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, leaders in all branches of transportation technology came together to share new research, make connections, and discuss the future…

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL 7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL
Ideas Virtual reality demonstration of 11th Street in Boise

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning

You’re preparing for a public meeting to communicate the pros and cons of two different bike lane facility alternatives. You want thoughtful feedback that comes…

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning
Ideas Five Ways to Improve Walkability in Cities

5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable

Close your eyes for a second, and think of a city you loved walking through. What do you see and feel? Traffic whizzing by? Stress…

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Ideas Best Practices for Community Engagment in Transportation Projects

Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement

As a transportation planning and engineering firm, we exist to improve people’s daily lives with better and safer transportation. The only way we can do…

Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement
Ideas Parking-Protected Bike Lane

Curbside Management on Urban Streets, Part One: The Value of the Curb

Once just a place for parking near your destination, today’s urban curbs have become a lively, non-stop interaction of countless modes of transportation, from cars,…

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Ideas Capacity Impacts of Automated Vehicles at the AV Symposium

Planning-Level Capacity Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Future is Now

Self-driving truck platoons are delivering goods, auto manufacturers and ride-share providers are racing to be the first to distribute autonomous vehicles to customers, and connected…

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Ideas Resiliency Planning in Transportation

Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations

When the nimbleness of a transportation network is tested, it’s rarely by an expected event—which is why it’s critical for communities to plan for the…

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