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What happens when the safety goals for now and the goals for the future are in conflict? A people-focused Safe System approach considers vulnerabilities today and in the future. Recently adopted as a priority by agencies such as FHWA, Caltrans, the City of Philadelphia, and the Washington State Department of Transportation, safe system is a traffic safety framework emphasizing shared responsibility and a proactive approach where death and serious injury are recognized as unacceptable costs of travel on our roads.
Mobility gaps, or barriers in a users ability to complete their trip, are quite common. The good news is that there are many ways to fill them and connect people with the services they need. Here we talk about the benefits of a three-part assessment that prioritizes equity, recently conducted in partnership with Oregon Metro, to identify areas most suitable for using new technologies to fill mobility gaps across their region.
Introducing a Spring webinar series for early college students, to provide an inside look into the transportation planning and engineering profession and how they too could positively impact how people travel within a community.
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.