Recent News & Knowledge Shares

Unfiltered Career Insights

In November 2018, a panel of Fehr & Peers staff engaged with transportation engineering and planning students across the country to share about their career development at Fehr & Peers. Weren’t able to make it to the live webinar? Check out the recording.

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What AV Adoption Timeline Can We Expect?

In order to shed some light on this question, Fehr & Peers conducted a detailed review of autonomous vehicle (AV) adoption timeline predictions. Take a look at our latest predictions and key takeaways.

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Expanding Mobility in the Bay Area by Partnering with Ford GoBike

Fehr & Peers supported the ten-fold expansion of a bike share system in the Bay Area from a 700-bicycle pilot program in two cities to a contiguous 7,000-bicycle system in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and San Jose. Take a look at how some of our site plans have translated into functioning stations.

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Electric/Shared Mobility

Electric kick scooters (e-scooters) and electric bikes (e-bikes) are showing up in cities as another trend in the world of on-demand mobility. Take a look at the current status, possible benefits, and limitations.

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System Integration = Seamless Mobility

Assigning right-of-way at traffic signals is increasingly complicated – they have to move cars of course, but also have to move pedestrians, bicycles and buses. Sometimes, that task is trumped by emergency vehicles, trains and in this case, boats. Fehr & Peers helped the cities of Oakland and Alameda accomplish this delicate dance on the Park Street corridors.

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Celebrating 2018 Staff Promotions

Our firm is defined by the quality of client service that our staff provides, and we are very proud of the accomplishments and contributions that they make each year. We are happy to share the promotions of this stellar group of Fehr & Peers employees.

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Assessing the effect of AVs on Freeway Operations

Many assume that one of the benefits of AVs will be increased vehicular capacity and reduced delay on freeways. Fehr & Peers conducted our own research to test that hypothesis using traffic simulation models of varying conditions of congestion levels and AV fleet mix. See the results of our latest AV simulation research.

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Vertical Take-Off & Landing

VTOL craft could provide a new mobility option, but are likely to face regulatory and technological hurdles before they move from early testing to widespread use. Take a look at the current status, possible benefits and limitations.

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Welcome Jolene Hayes

Jolene has joined Fehr & Peers in our Orange County office, bringing more than 19 years of experience as a transportation planner and project manager. Her extensive background in local/state/federal projects, plans and research, and all transportation modes, provides her with a unique and holistic planning perspective.

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APA NPC 2018

Explore our upcoming sessions at the APA National Planning Conference in New Orleans!

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Fehr & Peers at the TRB Annual Meeting 2018

Each new year kicks off with an eventful TRB Annual Meeting, and this year was no different. Take a look at the various ways we connected with folks in DC, and find resources from some of our sessions.

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Transportation Network Companies

Part of the magic of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft is that they convert demand for parking into passenger-loading events. The freedom and time savings realized by their users are key factors to the TNC mobility success story.

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Living Preview Highlights a Safer Taylor Street in San Francisco

Collaborating with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Fehr & Peers put on a one-day complete streets makeover on Taylor Street in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. This event was a pilot for living previews in the City and captured people’s imagination and invited them to participate in the planning process.

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3D Printing

Increased commercial and consumer 3D printing use could result in a number of potential benefits and drawbacks related to transportation and travel. Take a look at the current status of 3D printing and what the possible impacts could be on transportation planning.

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Autonomous Trucking

Autonomous trucking (also referred to as self-driving trucks or autonomous trucking) is a concept that applies the principles of autonomous passenger vehicles to freight trucks. Autonomous trucks combine hardware, software, and communication systems to allow trucks to navigate the roadway system with little to no human interaction.

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ITE Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles at Interchanges

2017 ITE Coordinating Council Best Project Award – This product reflects more than eight years of volunteer effort and commitment to a high quality, useful product. The recommended practice is now considered the industry standard for active transportation interchange retrofits, with the content frequently presented in webinars and now incorporated into FHWA training courses for local jurisdictions.

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Caltrain Electrification

Fehr & Peers performed the transportation analysis for the Caltrain Electrification EIR. Caltrain is a commuter rail system serving Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties. The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) is the major component to Caltrain’s Modernization Program, which will involve converting all Caltrain commuter rail service between San Francisco and San Jose from diesel to Electric Multiple Units (EMU) by 2021.

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Safety Efficacy Confidence Levels for Pedestrian and Bicycle Treatments

As standards for the design of bike-and ped-friendly intersections and streets continue to evolve, guidelines such as those published by NACTO are increasingly becoming the state of the practice. This paper seeks to provide context for the safety efficacy of various improvements included in the NACTO Urban Bikeway and Urban Street Design Guides so that practitioners can make more informed decisions on each treatment’s appropriate application.

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Drone Delivery

Delivery drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can deliver lightweight packages. In several examples across the world, drones are being used for delivering time-sensitive items, such as medicine, or deliveries that would be difficult with traditional vehicle-based services. Delivery drones have the potential to change last-mile delivery economics for smaller and lighter packages as they could replace many deliveries currently made by traditional delivery vehicles.

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Celebrating 2017 Staff Promotions

Our firm is defined by the quality of client service that our staff provides, and we are very proud of the accomplishments and contributions that they make each year. We are happy to share the promotions of this stellar group of Fehr & Peers employees.

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Assisting Go Centennial with Lyft-Off

Fehr & Peers worked closely with the City of Centennial’s Bloomberg Philanthropies- funded Innovation Team (i-team) to launch the Go Centennial pilot program. The program was the first in the nation to provide fully subsidized first and last-mile ridesharing.

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Hyperloop

Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation where a pod-like capsule is propelled through a low-pressure tube using electric propulsion and magnetic levitation.

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