RK Engineering Group, Inc. (RK) provides traffic engineering planning services that include traffic impact studies, transportation planning and demand management studies, parking demand studies, engineering and speed surveys, traffic calming studies, safe routes to school plans, and trip generation analyses.
Traffic Impact Analysis
The RK Team has prepared several thousand traffic impact studies throughout Southern and Central California, as well as Southern Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. RK evaluates both existing conditions and the effects of future development upon infrastructure requirements and has prepared numerous studies in compliance with Congestion Management Program (CMP) and Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) requirements.
RK services include the preparation of neighborhood traffic management plans to reduce volumes on residential streets, minimize vehicle speeds, and address “cut through” traffic issues. Traffic calming solutions which have been addressed include roundabouts, street closures, speed humps, chokers, and access restrictions.
Transportation Demand Management
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategies designated for local government action have taken on increased importance in light of federal conformity requirements. Many local governments have adopted trip reduction ordinances to comply with the state and federal mandates. RK has prepared TDM plans for industrial, office, retail and residential projects throughout Southern California. RK services include the determination of appropriate transportation control measures as well as project-specific implementation and monitoring strategies.
RK has provided assessments of the location, design and travel patterns associated with commuter rail stations in Orange County, San Bernardino County and Kern County. Accommodations for public transportation services, such as bus turnouts and pedestrian access linkages, have been incorporated into many large and small development projects based upon RK inputs.
RK responsibilities can include providing complete traffic engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates; evaluating existing traffic conditions, including traffic control devices; recommending appropriate speed limits based upon radar speed studies, accident history and existing physical conditions; reviewing the need for traffic control devices; sight distance evaluations, including before and after project implementation; evaluation of the need for speed humps as an appropriate roadway design feature and other traffic engineering functions.