DKS Associates has elected Peter Coffey as its new President. Peter will have responsibility for providing overall leadership to advance the company’s growth, providing oversight and strategic direction to each of the firm’s seven offices. “I am both honored and excited about the future to extend DKS’ legacy,” said Coffey. “Our firm will continue to focus on shaping the future … Read more
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the Western District’s highest honor and recognition of professional accomplishment and service to the District, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the profession of transportation engineering and planning. DKS is proud to honor past President Randy McCourt as the 2017 award winner.
We are on the cusp of three game changers: vehicle electrification, automation and shared usage. http://www.djc.com/news/re/12101592.html
Randy McCourt published in the IMSA Journal on how the MUTCD can best address emerging and current technology. https://www.imsasafety.org/journal/SepOct17flipbook/mobile/index.html#p=9
Congratulations to David Evans and Associates on being recognized as ENR’s Northwest Design Firm of the Year. https://www.enr.com/articles/43554-deas-designs-keep-projects-on-track
DKS highlighted in The Columbian on how cities can use and share IT to better serve citizens. http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/dec/06/cities-smart-to-grow-together/
DKS highlighted in Inc. Magazine on mobility being the key to the future of transportation. https://www.inc.com/chelsea-collier/building-a-transportation-business-youll-want-to-be-in-1-of-these-3-categories.html
Drivers in cities who encounter a new sign prohibiting a left turn or a roundabout or a motor vehicle diverter might be able to blame navigation apps for that obstacle. Tweaking traffic in tech-savvy times
The design for a 300-foot-long bridge across the White River calls for a wireless sound system and programmable lights. http://djcoregon.com/news/2017/10/19/bridging-a-transition-from-a-historic-span-to-a-new-one/
Jean Senechal Biggs discusses how to apply the principles and design of Portland’s Orange Line with TriMet, ZGF and Mayer/Reed at #ASLA2017. Video courtesy of Mayer/Reed
Pasadena is on track to realize its plan to install a modern protected bicycle track on Union Street, perhaps even sooner than previously thought, using grant funds from Metro and some local counterpart funds. http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/proposed-union-street-bicycle-track-is-on-track-possibly-ahead-of-schedule/#.WaWYBj7fqpo
DKS is using smart analytics to track traffic and vehicle speed leaving Portland (southbound) through Tuesday. Below are the results demonstrating the average from the past 10 Thursdays after Memorial Day, compared to yesterday. On Monday we will list results from Friday, Saturday and Sunday and compare once again! Then on Tuesday we will share results from the day of the big event and once … Read more
With the goal of identifying future transportation needs and opening the door to grant funding, the City Council has a transportation system plan. http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20170807/gearhart-transit-plan-gets-green-light
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