Peter Coffey Elected New DKS President

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

DKS Helps WSDOT Analysis Closure (Update)

Traffic behaviors have not changed over the last two days during the Alaska Way Viaduct Closure in Seattle. At this point, people have adjusted to different transportation modes, are telecommuting or changed their working hours. Seattle has likely reached the standard traffic pattern during the closure, but DKS will continue analysis if there are any anomalies.  

DKS Helps WSDOT Analyze Closure

DKS analyzed the traffic impact on the first Monday morning commute with the Alaska Way Viaduct closure in effect in Seattle. The highway system was truly tested; with heavier traffic all around Seattle as more people commuted on Monday in comparison to the closure’s first day last Friday. DKS’ review only includes the live traffic during peak hours, not the … Read more

ITE Hosts Road to Smart Mobility Workshop II at Intel on April 26

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (Oregon ITE) in partnership with Women’s TransportationSeminar (WTS Portland), Intel, Portland State University and the Technology Association of Oregon are hosting a workshop that brings together a cross section of transportation professionals and technologists to explore the rapid technological changes that are impacting how we plan, build and operate our transportation system. The event will be held at the Intel … Read more

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

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

FHWA Talks Freight with Chris Maciejewski of DKS on February 18 at 10:00 AM PST

FHWA: February Talking Freight Webinar. Click to Register Focus: Analyzing Regional and Interregional Freight Movements and Infrastructure Investment Decisions Date/Time: February 18, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST Westside Freight Access and Logistics Study Chris led the team in identifying near-term transportation improvements focused on how to significantly increase the speed, efficiency, and reliability of shipments. The outcomes of the study have … Read more

Tom Krakow Nominated for ITE Professional of the Year

Tom, a principal in DKS’s Oakland office, has an excellent reputation in the field of traffic engineering improvement projects and roadway improvement projects. Many of Tom’s projects are in urban areas where he has made use of resources, integrating logic and technical ingenuity to deliver effective solutions.

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