Celebrating Women in Engineering

As a mission-driven business with a goal of creating active communities, we know that when our engineers bring many different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to our projects, we get better results. We are committed to creating an encouraging work environment for women to thrive and grow in their careers. To celebrate National Engineers Week, Alta […]

Kate Whitfield Interview in ITE Journal

Kate Whitfield, P.Eng., MCIP, RPP is featured in the February issue of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal, kicking off a series of interviews with transportation professionals who are both Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and ITE members. (Click to read)

Meet Two of the Founders of APBP Sacramento

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) Board of Directors recently approved a brand new chapter of APBP in Sacramento. The chapter is organized to provide professional, technical, and networking resources for practitioners working in active transportation fields in the six-county Sacramento Region of Northern California. This region encompasses Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Placer, and […]

Jeff Olson Presents at Burlington Business Association 2018 Business Summit

Transportation will play a key role in shaping Burlington for future generations, with impacts on our workforce, quality of life, dense downtown development, and more. Principal Jeff Olson presents at an event for Burlington Business Association Members to learn about the challenges and opportunities Burlington will face moving forward as a 21st-century city:

Hannah Mullin Recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation

  Alta Programs Specialist Hannah Mullin was one of “40 under 40” recognized by the Association for Commuter Transportation as outstanding leaders in TDM. As an emerging leader in the industry, we asked Hannah to share some of her thoughts about TDM. For our readers not familiar with it, what is TDM? TDM stands for Transportation […]

Giving Back: Bike Fix-up Day

  Earlier last fall, while Colin Harris and I were at Farnsworth Aerospace, a middle school on the east side of St. Paul, as part of the Minnesota Statewide Safe Routes to School planning assistance project, one of the teachers showed me a fleet of 29 bicycles in the school’s basement that had been left in disrepair and were […]

Mr. Engineer Goes To Washington

  What’s the best way to stress the importance of what you do to your elected officials? I was presented with a unique opportunity to travel to Washington, DC, and discuss infrastructure with our federal elected leaders and representatives via the American Society of Civil Engineers Legislative Fly-in Program. We are fortunate that we work in […]

Women + Cycling = Empowerment

Bicycling in the US went mainstream in the 1890s. People rode bicycles as a main mode of transportation, where an estimated one bicycle for every 30 people was sold in the US — the equivalent to two million bicycles in 1897. At the same time, the first wave of the women’s rights movement was well underway, […]

Going Home: Creating Bike-Friendly Communities on California’s Highway 50

I’ve lived in three countries and worked on active transportation projects in over 20 states. Over that same time, my transportation habits have transformed, and I live a very bike-friendly lifestyle. I get into a car perhaps once a month these days because I’m most happy biking, walking, or taking public transit. They say you […]