Updated: March 2023
Fehr & Peers proudly announces our expansion to Texas! With our new office located in downtown Dallas, establishing roots in the Lone Star State allows us to continue to provide for and deepen our relationships with clients in the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Supported by companywide technical leaders, our presence in Dallas offers the full scope of Fehr & Peers services. We are excited for the opportunity to engage in innovative transportation planning, operations, and design solutions with clients and communities in the region.
Here to Help
Josh Peterman, PE, RSP1
Principal, Dallas Office Leader
Since graduating from UT Austin, Josh has worked for over 20 years on the analysis and design of multimodal transportation facilities, and he serves as a companywide design expert. He manages the design of traffic signal systems; street and intersection lighting; ITS; transit enhancements; striping and signing; as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Josh has extensive experience analyzing urban traffic signal operations and function and comfort of transit, pedestrian and bicycle facilities. He has also given back to the profession, having taught traffic signal design for over a decade, both for ASCE and for U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Transportation Studies Tech Transfer Program. Josh relocated to Dallas in July 2021.
Matthew Ridgway, AICP, RSP1
Principal in Charge, South Region
Matthew has worked with Fehr & Peers since 1994 and helped open offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, and Washington, DC. He supports Fehr & Peers’ new offices in Florida and Texas. He has been involved in many of the Firm’s highest visibility and most complex projects. His key strengths include a broad background and multimodal approach to large area and modal plans, many using innovative performance measures and creative designs. He is a city planner with a passion for active transportation and safety and is applying this passion to the El Paso Vision Zero Plan and FHWA Complete Streets training to TxDOT. He is a regular contributor to professional organizations such as the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Transportation Research Board and has written a number of national publications related to complete streets and bicycle and pedestrian planning and design.
Natalie Daugherty, EIT
Natalie relocated to Dallas from Fehr & Peers’ San Francisco office in February 2023. In San Francisco, Natalie enjoyed taking a multi-disciplinary approach to improving transportation safety for roadway users. She has worked on a myriad of transportation projects such as pedestrian crossing improvements, multimodal corridor plans, bike facility feasibility studies, signal design and striping plans, traffic operations analysis, and evacuation studies. Natalie is excited to work with local clients and partners on innovative projects to help improve communities’ accessibility and mobility. She plans to get involved in professional organizations in Dallas and is especially interested in becoming acquainted with Dallas’ bicycle network.
Additional Key Contributors
Jeremy Klop, AICP
Fehr & Peers’ Director of Strategy
Jeremy brings over two decades of experience developing comprehensive and award-winning multimodal transportation plans and inclusive community engagement techniques to solve complex transportation issues. His current project work is focused on a dignity-infused community engagement approach to achieving Vision Zero goals in Los Angeles and implementing transportation technology solutions to achieve strategic and equitable outcomes. He has helped lead and deliver many of the Firm’s most complex and award-winning comprehensive multimodal transportation plans.
Emily Finkel, RSP1
Emily is an Associate with Fehr & Peers, with over a decade of experience in transportation planning and policy. She co-leads the Fehr & Peers Safety Discipline Group and has managed more than a dozen recent safety planning projects, including Vision Zero, Local Road Safety Plans, and Systemic Safety Analysis Reports. Emily was the lead author for the recent FHWA report Integrating the Safe System Approach with the Highway Safety Improvement Program and is currently developing the Local Road Safety Plan Core Elements technical guidance with ITE. She serves on the ITE Vision Zero Executive Committee and is a certified Road Safety Professional.
Elizabeth has partnered with both public agencies and private developers to conduct analysis and plan for community futures across the country. Recently, Elizabeth authored the paper, “Human Trafficking and the Transportation Profession: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?,” and participated as a technical session moderator and the Marketing Co-Chair for the 2019 Women’s Issues in Transportation Conference. She also contributed a poster to the 2019 ITE International Conference, which was entitled, “State and Local DOTs’ Contribution to the Disruption of Human Trafficking.”
Our Local Contributions
Downtown Dallas 360 – Recommended urban mobility principles; a street typology; and signature corridor design concepts to enhance streetscapes and mobility in Downtown Dallas. Conducted a small area validation of the NCTCOG travel demand model to reflect conditions in Downtown, using origin-destination big data to make significant adjustments to model trip lengths and travel patterns within, to, and from Downtown.
Lubbock Citibus – We are providing our expertise to Lubbock Citibus to define new locations, space requirements, preliminary costs, funding strategies, and route implications for a new maintenance/administration facility, a new downtown transit plaza, and mobility hubs.
Transportation Master Plan
Hensley Field Master Plan – Providing transportation planning and engineering related to the Hensley Field Reuse and Redevelopment Master Plan; primary responsibility is preparation of the Multimodal Transportation Plan. Additional details: https://www.hensleyfield.com/
I-345 Feasibility Study – Conducting a study of replacement of an elevated freeway structure on the east side of Downtown and separating Downtown from Deep Elum. Replacement options included an at-grade boulevard, elevated freeway or below ground freeway. Utilized big data to understand travel patterns of trips occurring on I-345.
El Paso Vision Zero – Fehr & Peers is leading the systemic pedestrian safety analysis and supporting all other tasks in preparation of El Paso’s first Vision Zero Plan. Fehr & Peers conducted the data discovery and data collection, performed crash data analysis and developed the High-Injury Network (HIN) and are currently preparing collision profiles with crash reduction costs, prioritizing locations for attention, and preparing a predictive pedestrian safety model that will help identify high risk locations based on crash history, land use and roadway characteristics. Fehr & Peers also prepared the web-based Vision Zero Data Dashboard on the Esri Enterprise GIS Platform.
Denton Vision Zero – Fehr & Peers acted as part of a team developing a Vision Zero assessment for the City of Denton. The strategy was based on an assessment and benchmarking effort that the team provided, based on the 10 core elements of Vision Zero (developed by the Vision Zero Network). Fehr & Peers documented this work in the form of web content that is prominently featured on the City’s webpage.
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