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Join us as we begin our series – New Mobility Technologies (NMT) – framing how cities and regions should approach the evolving landscape of transportation. We will start at the foundation by defining the context of mobility in American cities and outlining the range of NMT types and potential impacts. Keep up with our conversation as we lead to our NMT Top 10 – the first steps cities should take in preparing...

Read More - New Mobility Technologies: Learning from our Past

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Shared active transportation, including bikes, scooters and e-bikes, present a great opportunity for cities to provide effective transportation choices to their citizens.

The 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), estimates 45.6 percent of trips are under 3 miles. While only 5 percent are under half a mile, ideal for walking, the other trips under 3 miles are most efficiently traveled by other active transportation modes,...

Read More - Help! New Guidance Available on Shared Bikes and Scooters

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TagsTransportation, bikeshare, bicycle, scooter, nhts, fhwa,

A major deployment for self-driving car service for the public is taking shape in Frisco, with potential to provide a roadmap for the future of transportation to cities across the nation.

The pilot project involves a public-private partnership among Drive.ai, the City of Frisco, the Denton County Transportation Authority and the private developments for Hall Park, The Star and Frisco Station. North Central Texas Council of Governments, the regional metropolitan planning organization (MPO),...

Read More - A Roadmap for the Future of Transportation

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Commuters on the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City have seen road construction aggressively taking place.

The construction is part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) Driving Forward program. The Turner Turnpike is being widened to six lanes -- three lanes each direction. The result will be less congestion, improved safety and better traffic flow.

Several contractors on this project are working to finish the project expeditiously. Freese...

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John Bush, P.E., has joined Freese and Nichols as a senior aviation project manager in the Pearland, Texas, office. Leveraging over three decades of experience at one of the most successful Fortune 500 engineering firms, John will play an integral role in expanding our airport engineering and construction projects across the nation.

With more than 35 years of experience in civil engineering, John has spent the last 28 years specializing in airport development projects...

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Congratulations to Transportation Practice Leader Alan Greer, who was recognized by Colleyville Mayor David Kelly for his four years of service as chairman of the City of Colleyville Architectural Review Committee.

This committee provides recommendations to the City Council for exterior and interior compliance with development standards and city matching grants for new and existing building construction.

Read More - Greer Recognized with Service Award

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​Texas voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1 with almost 80% of the vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4, dedicating billions of dollars of oil and gas drilling revenue to the State Highway Fund.

The amendment will allocate up to $1.7 billion in the first year to the highway fund, replacing some bonds that have supported the highway fund for 12 years. The measure is not a permanent solution, but it's a start in decreasing our...

Read More - Texas Approves Transportation Funding

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Freese and Nichols is helping Kaufman County define the future of transportation for the next 20 years, starting with two transportation study projects that are part of a Countywide Transportation Plan.

Our team is providing transportation planning and traffic engineering for the Kaufman County Thoroughfare Plan and U.S. 80 Corridor Study as the initial kickoff of the Kaufman County Transportation Bond Program .

These projects will be coordinated with other...

Read More - Planning Progress in Kaufman County

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TagsTXDOT, Transportation, texas transportation, NCTCOG, kaufman county transportation bond, kaufman county,

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