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.

2019 Staff Promotions

2019 Staff Promotions

While over 100 team members earn promotions this year, the following stellar individuals earned step-level promotions effective July 1, 2019. Congrats to all!
WTS SF Employer of the Year

WTS SF Employer of the Year

Congrats to our Bay Area leaders who foster a diverse and inclusive culture of empowerment. Thank you to WTS for this honor, and congrats to all of the awards winners!
Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Learn how forward-thinking cities include ITS elements to evolve into smart cities — an urban area that uses technology to derive data and improve quality of life for all.
TDM+

TDM+

Obtaining reliable, usable data to evaluate real-world effectiveness of TDM strategies is a challenge. See how our quick-response TDM+ tool can help bridge that gap.
Complete Streets

Complete Streets

Innovative complete streets design can help improve safety, access, and mobility. As design standards evolve, the need to evaluate complete streets in a consistent manner grows.
ITE Western District Annual Meeting

ITE Western District Annual Meeting

Connect with us at the 2019 ITE Western District Annual Meeting to hear insights on complete streets, big data, autonomous vehicles, curbside management, and much more.
AVs & Transportation Equity

AVs & Transportation Equity

Learn how policy makers and transportation planners can change the trajectory of AV impacts for the better by putting proper policies and plans in place today.
Level of Traffic Stress

Level of Traffic Stress

Our research compared OSM-derived LTS scores against “ground-truthed” scores from Montgomery County, MD. Explore the strategies we identified to balance LTS accuracy and cost.
Curbs of the Future

Curbs of the Future

We partnered with Uber on two curb studies that reveal the potential to increase curb efficiency and productivity. Explore our Cincinnati and San Francisco Curb Studies.
Mind Maps

Mind Maps

The methods of communicating data analysis results are changing from static reports and figures to dynamic infographics, charts, tables, maps, and web stories.
Food for Thought from TRB 2019

Food for Thought from TRB 2019

"Transportation for a Smart, Sustainable, and Equitable Future" was the TRB 2019 theme. Here’s some insight from the meeting related to the future of vehicle travel.
Strategies to Reduce AV Impacts

Strategies to Reduce AV Impacts

Current trends suggest AVs will increase vehicle travel and reduce transit ridership. Find out how our modeling of measures can help mitigate the impacts of AVs.
Pedestrian Crossings

Pedestrian Crossings

Learn how the evolution of crossing treatments, guidance, and travel behavior is critical to addressing quality of life challenges and meeting expectations for those who walk.
Plan+

Plan+

Plan+ analyzes traffic and parking parameters for a development site, testing a variety of land use scenarios to find the scenario that achieves greatest transportation efficiency.

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