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RK Engineering Group, Inc. (RK) provides traffic engineering planning services that include traffic impact studies, transportation planning, and transportation demand management studies, parking demand studies, parking management plans, engineering and speed surveys, traffic calming studies, safe routes to school plans, trip generation analyses, etc.
RK Engineering Group, Inc. (RK) provides traffic engineering planning services that include traffic impact studies, traffic demand modeling, 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
RK staff have prepared thousands of traffic impact studies throughout Southern and Central California, as well as Southern Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. Work products provided by the firm includes conceptual planning/feasibility studies or detailed design recommendations. The firm can evaluate both existing conditions and the effects of future development upon infrastructure requirements. RK staff have also prepared numerous studies in compliance with Congestion Management Program (CMP) requirements.
RK Engineering Group, Inc. responsibilities can include representing clients at Board of Supervisors, City Council and Planning/Traffic Commissions meetings; serving as a liaison with company/public agency representatives on technical matters involving traffic impacts; working with County, regional and state agencies to secure government approvals and funding for projects; and interfacing with other firms to provide coordination of engineering/planning and design of projects.
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 has a broad range of experience including city general plan circulation elements, specific plans, traffic control assessments for special attractions or major events, site access evaluations, VMT (vehicle miles traveled), traffic management plans and fee program studies.
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 transportation 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.
The increasingly intermodal aspects of regional and local transportation are being addressed by RK on an integrated basis.
RK has completed a number of parking studies for residential, commercial and industrial developments. Studies have included evaluating existing parking demand and the assessment of “shared parking” through the use of ULI shared parking evaluation procedures. Parking Management Plans have been developed to control parking for high parking generators (i.e. large institutional uses and special events including raceways and concerts).
RK develops creative and innovative methods for maximizing the efficiency of available parking resources. In addition, RK works to evaluate existing parking facility designs to improve circulation, safety, modify control operations and maximization of parking spaces for land uses currently in operation.
RK provides a full range of traffic engineering capabilities including traffic impact studies, traffic signal warrant studies, weaving analysis, parking area design, signing and striping, traffic signal design, pedestrian/bicycle studies, and traffic control plans. Work products provided by the firm can include concept plans, improvement plans, construction documents, traffic safety/traffic control studies and recommendations with respect to evaluating traffic control devices and other roadway design features. Traffic design plans are prepared using AutoCAD software to easily interface with other project plans. RK can prepare engineering studies to identify appropriate speed limits based upon radar speed surveys. Field review of existing conditions is an important element of the RK design process.
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.