At DKS, we’re committed to “connecting communities” through effective transportation solutions. Our Connections blog is dedicated to supporting that vision through discussions of emerging technologies and new ideas. We welcome the participation of qualified professionals.

Mobility is Key to Future of Transportation

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  

Tweaking traffic in tech-savvy times

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

Bridging a transition from a historic span to new one

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 to speak at ASLA 2017

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

Union Street Bicycle Track is On Track

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  

Eclipse-egedeon Traffic Updates

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

Gearhart transit plan gets green light

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

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

Past President Randy McCourt receives ITE Lifetime Achievement Award

Randy McCourt, President

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.