2018 News + Events
Apr 3

Leadership Transition at Alta Planning + Design

After 20 years of leading Alta Planning + Design and helping grow the company from a small specialized bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning firm to a full-service, international planning, design, and engineering company, Michael Jones is stepping out of the role of CEO to explore new initiatives within the firm. “When I started Alta Planning […]

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Apr 2

Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets

Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets The 2018 Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets conference hosted by the National Complete Streets Coalition, Smart Growth America’s Arts & Culture team, and the Urban Land Institute is April 3-4. 2018 in Nashville, TN. Intersections 2018 convenes national leaders for workshops, interactive panels, and breakout discussions about cutting-edge Complete Streets and […]

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Mar 23

2018 California Trails and Greenways

The 2018 California Trails and Greenways Conference provides trail professionals, advocates, volunteers, and users with a venue for sharing practical, up-to-date trail management and advocacy skills; as well as a forum for networking and building support for accessible, inter-connected, sustainable non-motorized trail systems. Alta is a proud sponsor of the 2018 California Trails and Greenways Conference.

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Mar 22

FHWA Releases New Interim Approval for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons

FHWA Releases New Interim Approval for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons On March 20, 2018, the Federal Highway Association (FHWA) released a new Interim Approval 21 (IA-21) for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) as a tool to enhance pedestrian crossings. Since the termination of Interim Approval 11 (IA-11) on December 21, 2017, professionals have been coming to […]

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Mar 15

2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

The Street Trust is hosting the 2018 Oregon Active Transportation Summit in Portland, OR, on March 15-16. The Summit will include mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking with innovators, thought leaders, and passionate professionals from the Pacific Northwest. Alta Planning + Design will be participating in workshops and sessions during the Summit on SRTS, […]

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Mar 13

2018 National Shared Mobility Summit

  The Shared-Use Mobility Center is hosting the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago, IL on March 12-14 to discuss the latest developments in carsharing, shared autonomous and electric vehicles, bikesharing, e-hailing, microtransit and more. Alta’s New Mobility Group will be facilitating the Implementer Workshop: Grassroots Shared Mobility Strategies for Rural and Low-Density Environments. Lisa Nisenson, New Mobility […]

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Mar 6

FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity Released

At the National Bike Summit, U. S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the publication of the Federal Highway Administration’s new resource on Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity. The guidebook focuses on pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity and provides information on incorporating connectivity measures into state, metropolitan, and local transportation planning processes. 

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Feb 27

Urbanism Next 2018

Advances in technology such as the advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs), the rise of E-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy are having profound effects not only on how we live, move, and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development. While there has been a focused effort on […]

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Feb 27

National Bike Summit 2018

  The National Bike Summit will be hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, D.C. March 5-7. Alta Planning + Design will be participating in two sessions during the event. Senior Associate Charlie Denney will provide expert advise on choosing the best bike share options for communities and campuses. Vice President Steve Durrant, FASLA, […]

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Feb 20

Small Town Forum: 2018 Ontario Good Roads Association Conference

Alta Planning + Design will be leading a training workshop on the FHWA Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide at the 2018 Ontario Good Roads Association Conference, February 25th, 2018. The guide, which Alta co-authored, presents compelling photographs, visual illustrations, and technical diagrams to communicate design issues, network analyses, and solutions in a small town […]

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