What is happening now? What may come next? Staying in the know about our changing world and how we all get around it strengthens our ability to think comprehensively and collaborate effectively. From technical insights to firm and cultural news, sharing our innovations, evolutions, and advances as we experience and embrace them keeps us connected. We invite you to explore the very latest along with us.
CONNECTING VIRTUALLY AT TRB 2021
January 5-29, 2021
The Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting looks a little different this year. We’ll miss the opportunity to meet in person, but if you’re headed there virtually, click here to check out the different ways we can
connect – let us know how we can be your eyes and ears!
With anticipated changes in travel for university communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers University needed a plan to reopen safely. Partnering with Brailsford & Dunlavey, Fehr & Peers DC developed the Transportation Demand Stress Test Tool that predicts shuttle loads and parking demand, allowing Rutgers to plan data-driven solutions.
State-of-the-practice analytical methods should be employed when estimating the trip generation of mixed-use projects. In the latest issue of the American Planning Association’s PAS Memo, John Gard and Corwin Bell of Fehr & Peers describe the advantages, analysis techniques, and use of MXD+ through actual site case studies.
Can freeway infrastructure projects have a greenhouse gas emission benefit by improving travel speeds and reducing tailpipe emissions? Explore the corridor level results of three project case studies using different modeling approaches.
Increasing numbers of phenomena have disrupted our transportation system recently, and many of them have resulted in inequitable impacts on communities. We explored these dynamics in the realm of transportation equity.
In the new “Unfiltered Career Insights: 2020 Summer Program,” Fehr & Peers shared knowledge and discussions with 25 students and recent graduates to assist them in preparing for their careers in transportation.
Our FP Think group completed development of the new, customizable TrendLab+ 2020 tool for forecasting travel demand effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our further advancement of the TrendLab+ 2020 tool led to the discovery of several important results related to vehicle miles traveled and transit ridership.
Defined by our culture of empowerment and investment in the development of every employee, we are dedicated to career growth, even in uncertain economic times. While we are all navigating challenging circumstances, our firm recognizes that the achievements, dedication, and leadership of our valued team members never diminish. We’re pleased to congratulate our four newly promoted firm Principals.
Bus operators and people on bikes often share road space, travel at similar speeds, and have very different sizes, making moving easily and safely an ongoing challenge. We recently partnered with LA Metro on a comprehensive review of bike/bus interactions in LA County, and together, developed a set of design and education recommendations that can help and may be applied anywhere in the United States. Take a look!
The necessary resolve and adaptation we must employ in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic raises more complex questions when planning for natural disasters and other climate phenomena, all of which have their own challenges. Adapting our responses to hurricanes and wildfires during pandemic conditions requires staying diligently informed and strategically considering new approaches to preparation and planning.