Insights

Insights & News

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.

2021 ITE Annual Meeting

2021 ITE Annual Meeting

Connect with us at the 2021 ITE Annual Meeting to hear insights on equity in transportation, evacuation planning, Safe System, roadway operating conditions, curb space management, impact analysis, and more.
Growth in Micromobility

Growth in Micromobility

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Standing Committee developed the Micromobility Facility Design Guide Informational Report, which summarizes potential design challenges micromobility users experience as they travel on typical roadways.
2021 Staff Promotions

2021 Staff Promotions

As part of the Fehr & Peers culture of empowerment, we congratulate over 130 team members on earning promotions and feature 44 individuals achieving step-level promotions effective July 1.
Safer Today, Stronger Tomorrow

Safer Today, Stronger Tomorrow

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.
Leveraging New Technology & Mobility Services

Leveraging New Technology & Mobility Services

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.
Career Insights 2021

Career Insights 2021

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.
2020 Staff Certifications

2020 Staff Certifications

With 2020 drawing to a close, we recognize our team’s professional industry achievements amidst the year’s uniquely challenging circumstances.
Still Getting Trip Generation Right: Revalidating MXD+

Still Getting Trip Generation Right: Revalidating MXD+

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.
Evolving Visual Communications in a Dynamic World

Evolving Visual Communications in a Dynamic World

Partnering with our client, we took on new visual communications strategies through the lens of equitable engagement to elevate participation and build energy around safety improvements.
The Art of Learning by Example

The Art of Learning by Example

We invite you to explore “The Art of Learning by Example” in APA Planning Magazine's October issue, authored by Transportation Planner and Data Scientist David Wasserman.
Disruptions in Transportation & Their Unequal Impacts

Disruptions in Transportation & Their Unequal Impacts

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.