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Our shared passion is to plan, build, manage and operate viable transportation systems through collaboration, innovation, and a community-minded approach.

We envision a future filled with innovation and technological advances that make our cities livable and our transportation networks smart, safe and reliable.

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    Latest Data Proves the DKS/ODOT Award-Winning ATM Project Delivers a Safer and More Mobile OR 217

    Oregon Department of Transportation sent this bulletin at 12/29/2015 07:00 AM PST The number of crashes on OR 217 dropped by nearly 21 percent in the year since activation of the ODOT RealTime traffic signs while traffic volumes in the region increased.  Data collected by ODOT since the RealTime project was activated in July 2014 shows a drop in the … Read more

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    City of Tampa Complete Streets Project Wins MPO Planning and Design Award

    The City of Tampa’s Platt/Cleveland One-way Pair Buffered Bike Lanes project won a 2015 Planning and Design Award from Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization. As the City’s first ever separated green bike lane, this project is significant by creating a new model for cycling infrastructure and safer streets. The project included door zones adjacent to bike lane and green pavement … Read more

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    Supporting PSU’s Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation

    DKS is pleased to support Portland State University’s Initiative for Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI) by contributing to the Innovation in Active Transportation Endowed Scholarship fund. Jim Peters of DKS provided input at the recent Ann Niles Active Transportation Lecture, which kicked-off the scholarship drive. The lecture series keeps alive the spirit of Ann Niles’ advocacy to create livable neighborhoods and make Portland a safe … Read more

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    Portland Business Journal Promotes ‘Smart Cities’ Movement

    Adrian Pearmine, the National Director for Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles for DKS Associates, published an article in the Portland Business Journal on Portland's Smart Cities Movement. Read more

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    FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Funding

    What are the USDOT Funding Programs and Opportunities? Read more

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    Adrian Pearmine Joins DKS as National Director for Smart Cities & Connected Vehicles

    With 20 years of experience, Adrian Pearmine has joined DKS to focus on smart cities and connected vehicle technology. Based on his experience in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and systems engineering for transit and transportation projects, Adrian will work with government agencies and private corporations to help explore options and make sound decisions to build a transformative future in today’s ever-changing … Read more

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    One-Way Street Near Tacoma Amtrak Station Will Allow Better Station Access

    The DKS Study said changing the quarter-mile segment of East 25th Street to one-way won’t have any major effects on existing traffic on the busy street that’s the site of a major transit parking garage, a light rail track, a Sounder commuter rail station and Freighthouse’s restaurants and retail business. Read more

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    Jim Daisa, Practice Leader Joins the DKS Team in Sacramento

     For 25 years, Jim Daisa has focused on planning, designing, and implementing transportation systems that help define livable communities. He works with communities, citizens, and stakeholders to ensure that streets and transit facilities are safe, context-sensitive, and functional for all users. Jim specializes in planning for urbanized areas undergoing change and intensification and suburban areas in transition, He is an … Read more

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    ODOT Wins 2015 Best of ITS Award

    ITS America Best of ITS Awards program is highly competitive and recognizes the most innovative projects and influential achievements in the high-tech transportation community. The Best of ITS Awards recognizes organizations whose projects have demonstrated specific and measurable outcomes and exemplified innovation by establishing a “new dimension” of performance. ODOT was recognized as a winner during the Opening Plenary session at the 25th ITS … Read more

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    DKS Donates to BreastCancer.org

    Thank you to all of our clients who responded to our client survey. Because of you, we donated $5,025 to BreastCancer.org.      

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    Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Debuts in Cotati, CA

    The first SMART trains arrived for their unveiling at the Cotati train station. DKS worked directly with Sonoma County Transit on the design of a park-and-ride lot and transit building, which will serve the new train station along East Cotati Avenue. The 1.5-acre parcel contains a new train station platform, bus drop-off area, a park-and-ride lot, and a multi-use transit/train … Read more

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