Congratulations to All 2015 ACEC Oregon Engineering Excellence Award Winners

In addition to the two honor awards DKS received for the OR 217 ATM project and the Westside Freight Access & Logistics Analysis, DKS is proud to be associated with six projects that received awards, including: HHPR’s Highway 212 – Lawnfield Road Connector, Phase 3 for Clackamas County HHPR’s Main Street Improvements for the City of Tigard and the Oregon … Read more

ODOT RealTime Program Wins WTS Oregon Innovative Project of the Year

DKS evaluated alternatives and prepared final design plans, specifications and estimates, and systems engineering documents, which include a concept of operations and requirements for the new OR 217 Active Traffic Management (ATM) Project. The OR 217 ATM Project includes an advisory speed system with corresponding advisory speed signs that change speeds based on current traffic and weather conditions; a traveler time … Read more

Willamette Falls Legacy Wins ASLA Merit Award for Planning

As a sub consultant to Walker Macy, DKS led the transportation planning and analysis for the rezoning of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project site and established a multimodal mixed-use area (MMA).  As a part of establishing an MMA for the site, DKS evaluated the transportation infrastructure in the study area using a variety of measures to document the deficiencies of the transportation system. The review included safety of the … Read more

DKS Volunteers to Help Alameda County Measure BB–A Key Transportation Measure

Measure BB will generate nearly $8 billion over 30 years for essential transportation improvements in every city in Alameda County, and will yield $20 billion in economic activity in the Bay Area and generate nearly 150,000 local jobs.  Measure BB will: Expand BART, bus and commuter rail for reliable, safe and fast services Keep fares affordable for seniors, youth and people … Read more

Sai Sirandas and Randy Johnson win Award at PTV Conference

This presentation covered how multi-resolution modeling with PTV Vision software was used to support the final design of two BRT systems in a cost-effective manner. Sai and Randy presented two examples that looked at the pros and cons of the methodologies applied, unique design and operational treatments, and various traffic and transit operational performance measures used to evaluate the treatments. The … Read more

The Sarasota Herald Tribune Newspaper Headline Reads – “What Traffic? Early birds beat the rush”

Two weeks before the opening, DKS worked with FDOT, Sarasota County, and Manatee County to prepare a traffic management plan. The plan included retiming the traffic signals and installing fiber optic interconnect, a surveillance camera, and a new signal controller at a critical access point. In addition, DKS developed a plan for portable changeable message signs to advise people on … Read more

Randy McCourt Celebrates 35 years with DKS

Randy McCourt, President of DKS, recently celebrated his 35th anniversary as a DKS employee. As part of the celebration, Benny the Beaver paid a visit to the Portland office.

ODOT Activates DKS Designed Active Traffic Management System

The OR 217 signs, which were recently switched on, are the second in a series of ODOT projects using new technologies to help drivers make safe decisions by providing real time information to travelers. The information will automatically update every minute. The RealTime system on OR 217 includes advisory speed signs, which display an advisory speed based on the traffic ahead. The advisory speeds will change as real-time … Read more