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DKS’ Tom Williams published on the Travel Model Improvement Program

Tom Williams’ report on the Analysis of Congestion Scenarios in Long Range Plans Using Travel Forecasting Models was recently published by FHWA. This report was written while Tom was with TTI along with Hao Pan. FHWA’s Sarah Sun managed the project.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport has taken over the top spot for fastest free Wi-Fi in the U.S.

DKS replaced the existing distributed antenna system (DAS) throughout the airport with higher performing networks and approximately 350 new Wi-Fi access points to better meet the expectations and needs of passengers and airline tenants.  

Randy McCourt Elected ITE International Vice President

Congratulations to DKS’ own Randy McCourt who was elected as the 2019 Institute of Transportation Engineers International Vice President. Randy’s campaign promise is “To enhance the ITE member experience through networking, partnerships, and technical expertise.” He joined ITE in 1976 and has served at the International, District, and Section levels of ITE. Randy’s role as ITE Vice President will focus on … Read more

Councilors get shot at transportation feedback

Corvallis Councilor, City Engineer and DKS’ John Bosket discuss the city’s transportation system plan update at an open house at the Public Works Department.

DKS hires Tom Williams as Transportation Planning Practice Leader

Tom Williams joins DKS as the Texas Transportation Planning Practice Leader bringing 30 years of experience in transportation modeling, urban planning, and project management. His background includes travel modeling and GIS, demographic forecasting, data collection, systems design, transportation planning, policy planning, training, teaching, project management, and business management. He has developed several regional, sub-regional, freight forecasting, and statewide transportation and … Read more

Brian Chandler joins DKS as Director of Transportation Safety

Brian Chandler joins DKS as the Director of Transportation Safety. In this role he will be developing and growing DKS’s already established Transportation Safety Services, reaffirming DKS’s commitment to safety. He will use his real-world experience in roadway safety engineering, safety management, and data analysis to help clients reduce the number and severity of transportation-related crashes in their jurisdictions. Brian … Read more