TJKM New Ownership
Nayan Amin, TE, joins TJKM as President of the firm, along with Ruta Jariwala, PE, TE as a Principal. TJKM and Nayan have a long-standing relationship, as he was an employee from 1996-2000. In the time between his roles at TJKM, Nayan has held key leadership positions with private consulting firms, most recently at URS, where he was responsible for traffic and transportation projects in northern California. Ruta has more than 14 years of professional experience, during which she has also been responsible for traffic and transportation projects.
The change in leadership is an exciting new chapter for TJKM as we look to expand our service offerings in the field of Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning. The addition of Nayan and Ruta to our management team will augment our capabilities to meet the technical and managerial challenges encountered on a broad range of traffic and transportation engineering projects. With the added expertise, TJKM will be expanding our service offerings in the following categories:
* PS&E for Roadway and Overhead Signs
* PS&E for TOS Elements
* Preparation of Lane Closure Reports
* Preparation of Transportation Management Plans
* Traffic Operation Studies for Express Lanes
* Intelligent Transportation System Planning, Design and Construction Support
Chris Kinzel will remain with the company as Vice President, dividing his time between projects and Client services. “TJKM has meant the world to me and I was excited to turn over control to Nayan while remaining in the day-to-day life of TJKM. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued business partners, clients and friends - for your repeated confidence in and loyalty towards TJKM over the years.”
Founded in 1974, TJKM has a long tradition of providing quality, dedicated and committed services in a wide- range of traffic engineering and transportation categories. Moving forward, we aim to continue our current expert services while further expanding into emerging traffic-engineering fields. We are proud of the traffic solutions we have provided in over 8,000 transportation projects at the local, regional and statewide levels.
The TJKM management and our employees are fully dedicated to the future progression of our company. You should not experience any changes in your current interaction with us as a result of this change of ownership. However, should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at (925) 463-0611.
We are excited about this new chapter for TJKM and we look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the services they have come to rely on over the years.
TJKM was effectively aquired by Nayan Amin on September 1, 2012. At that time he became President of TJKM and Ruta Jarawala began serving as a Principal.
City of Parlier
Circulation Element Update
TJKM has been selected to prepare the traffic analysis for an update of the City of Parlier’s Circulation Element. The City of Parlier proposes to expand its current Sphere of Influence (SOI) west to Bethel Avenue and south to Dinuba Avenue, while removing from the SOI the area southeast of Manning and Zediker Avenues.
TJKM’s primary objective in this traffic study is to test the land use and circulation concepts through the use of a sophisticated transportation forecasting model. TJKM’s modeling staff has in-depth knowledge of Fresno COG’s regional model, the basis of the model that TJKM will develop for the City of Parlier Circulation Element update. TJKM will use the transportation model results to make specific recommendations for implementation of the proposed changes to Parlier’s circulation plan.
TJKM conducts circulation studies for a range of projects from smaller, private developments to the Circulation Element of General Plans and EIRs. To learn more about TJKM’s services for circulation studies, please contact TJKM President, Chris Kinzel, P.E., at email@example.com. If your project is located in the Central Valley region, please contact Fresno Branch Manager, Jose Benavides, P.E., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Vacaville Downtown Parking Study Update
City of Vacaville Selects TJKM to Complete an Update of their Downtown Parking Study
TJKM is undertaking an update of the City of Vacaville’s Downtown Parking Study and Transportation Master Plan. TJKM’s study process will include:
- A complete inventory of the downtown area’s public parking supply, including on- and off-street parking
- Developing projected supply and demand based on current inventory
- Identifying long-term parking needs and peak demands
- Developing, conducting and analyzing results of a Downtown stakeholders survey
- Reviewing and analyzing the current Land Use data and Development Parking Codes
TJKM will present its findings and recommendations for the Vacaville Parking Study and Transportation Master Plan to members of the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District, the City of Vacaville Development Team, the Housing & Redevelopment Commission, the City Council and the Vacaville Planning Commission.
To learn more about TJKM’s parking study and transportation planning services, please contact TJKM President, Chris D. Kinzel at email@example.com.
Davis & Mason Streets, Vacaville, California
Pleasanton Traffic Development Impact Fee Update
TJKM Selected for City of Pleasanton’s Traffic Development Impact Fee Update
TJKM is preparing an update of the City of Pleasanton’s Traffic Development Impact Fee (TDIF) structure. As part of this fee study, TJKM will:
- Select specific projects to be included in the 2008 TDIF
- Determine other available funding sources for the specific projects included in the 2008 TDIF
- Calculate the Traffic Development Impact Fees by Land Use category
- Prepare both Draft and Final reports
- Present the nexus finding and recommendations of the study to the City Council, Planning Commission and other stakeholder groups
TJKM has conducted similar traffic impact fee studies for the Cities of Lathrop, Livermore, Los Altos, Menlo Park, and the Counties of Contra Costa and Mendocino. To learn more about how we can help your agency remain compliant with code requirements of AB 1600, please contact TJKM President, Chris D. Kinzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Project - SR 53 Corridor Study in Lake County
TJKM Selected to Conduct a Corridor Study of SR 53 in Lake County, California
The Lake County/City Area Planning Council (APC) selected TJKM to conduct a critical SR 53 Corridor study, as SR 53 is poised to become part of the future interregional traffic route between I-5 and US 101 in the SR 20 corridor. TJKM’s study approach includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
• Organization and statement of the overall project goals/objectives
• Establishment of evaluation criteria by type of facility and mode, including non-quantifiable criteria; data collection
• Identify current deficiencies
• Generate forecasts of future traffic volumes and corridor characteristics
• Application of evaluation criteria to identify future deficiencies by time period
• Development, evaluation and selection of preferred improvement alternatives
• Cash flow and financial analysis, including benefits and costs
• Report study findings and recommendations for inclusion of improvements in the Capital Improvement Program.
To learn more about TJKM’s role in this project, or our experience with other Corridor studies, please contact Senior Associate, Christopher Thnay, P.E., AICP, at (925) 463-0611, or via email at email@example.com.
City of South San Francisco Turns to TJKM for critical Traffic Impact Study and Model for Expanding Biotech Region
The City of South San Francisco has selected TJKM to perform the critical East of SR 101 Traffic Study.
The approval of the Genentech Master Plan calls for six million square feet of development in the area roughly bounded by East Grand Avenue, Allerton Avenue, Forbes Boulevard, and The Bay, and continues the land use intensification in South San Francisco. The new development will affect and impact most South City streets in the East of 101 area, the 101 Corridor, and other nearby areas.
- Measure existing conditions at 30 intersections
- Create a dual function, updatable, generation and gravity traffic model to generate, distribute, and assign traffic from new development for multiple land use scenarios
- Analyze the combined traffic
- Determine and prioritize mitigation measures
TJKM will also design systems for updates of the traffic model and for collection of data for Caltrans for 101 Corridor improvements. TJKM will also prepare a Truck Route Study to assist the City with development of restricted truck routes in the
SR 101 area.
Project Manager Rich Haygood states:
We are eager to develop the new traffic model as a valuable traffic analysis tool that will be used to inform the decisions of South San Francisco City leaders regarding future development in the East of 101 area, the cradle of the exciting and expanding biotech industry. We expect the traffic analysis will help the City of South San Francisco to shape and prioritize the transportation improvements that will be needed to accommodate future growth, including productive coordination with Caltrans to improve freeway ramp connections in the 101 corridor.
To learn more about TJKM’s role in this project, or our experience with other critical Traffic Studies, Traffic Models, and Corridor Studies, please contact Senior Associate, Rich Haygood, P.E., at (925) 463-0611, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Menlo Park Selects TJKM to Perform
Willows Area-Wide Traffic Study
The City of Menlo Park has turned to TJKM for solutions to the complex,
long-standing traffic issues surrounding the Willows neighborhood.
Cut through traffic volumes and speeding throughout the sector are major concerns for Willows Area residents. TJKM project objectives include identifying the most effective traffic calming strategies, managing vehicle speeds and volumes, and improving safety in the area for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. TJKM understands the importance of involving the residents and the public, and gaining community support.
- Engage the community through a series of surveys, interview and meetings, and summarize results
- Develop publicity and “meeting in a box” materials that will include electronic newsletters, fact sheets, presentations, feedback forms, and website materials
- Collect and analyze new traffic data
- Develop and prioritize specific traffic calming strategies for the study area
- Prepare the Final Willows Area-wide Traffic Study
TJKM conducted a traffic study for the same area in 1991. Since that time, new development, the closure of a US 101 on-ramp, and increased crime in surrounding neighborhoods have all had a substantial impact on the study area, and have resulted in significant transportation issues.
Project Manager comments:
“We will work with the community and City staff to implement traffic calming measures in the Willows neighborhood to improve the residents’ quality of life. Residents have been looking for a solution for more than 15 years, and we intend to bring that solution to them. Our approach emphasizes community engagement and with support and input from the community, we will have a final consensus implementation plan.”
TJKM has provided traffic calming solutions for dozens of neighborhoods. For solutions to your neighborhood and residential traffic challenges please contact us.
ACCMA Selects TJKM for the Webster Street
SMART Corridor Project
The Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (ACCMA), the City of Alameda and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) have chosen TJKM for the implementation of the Webster Street SMART Corridor Management Project.
Future development and redevelopment plans along the western estuary and within the cities of Alameda and Oakland will significantly increase traffic demand in the Posey and Webster Tubes, the two parallel underwater tunnels connecting the cities of Oakland and Alameda. A study of expected 2030 conditions anticipates traffic volumes in the Posey Tube will increase by 45 percent during the p.m. peak hour and traffic in the Webster Tube will increase by 75 percent in the a.m. peak hour. Current traffic conditions within the tubes result in significant traffic congestion as traffic backs up into both Alameda and Oakland.
The primary goals of the project are to address current traffic congestion, improve transit service, enhance emergency access, be proactive in planning for the future, provide better traveler information, and improve air quality through reduction of vehicle emissions – without widening roadways. The Webster Street SMART Corridor project will achieve these goals through implementation of advanced signal system technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategies.
To enhance the efficiency of the existing transportation network, including both the Posey and Webster Street Tubes, TJKM will:
- Develop a Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system to reduce travel time along five AC Transit lines
- Design traffic signal coordination systems along Webster Street and for Constitution Way/Lincoln Avenue
- Design a new traffic signal at Webster/Pacific Avenues and signal modifications at five intersections
- Design and implement a Vehicle Counting Device system (VCD) to monitor traffic conditions along the corridor and alert the public of current travel conditions
- Design and implement a closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) system to assist with incident removal or equipment failures
- Implement Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) to disseminate traveler information via http://www.smartcorridors.com/, and
- Implement Incident Management System (IMS).
“We are pleased to have started work on the Webster Street SMART corridor project, which is a multi-modal ITS project including signal optimization, CCTV monitoring, ATIS, Changeable Message Signs, Transit and Emergency preemptions along the three major corridors of Alameda. The Smart Corridor will use advanced technologies and real-time system management techniques to help keep the City of Alameda corridors and the Posey/Webster tubes operating at maximum efficiency, even after a major incident. The SMART corridors with coordinated signals, transit priority and other ITS features will reduce traffic congestion and travel times, but will also prevent millions of pounds of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere each year.”
Contact Nayan Amin, to learn more about the ITS strategies of this project, or to learn about dozens of additional high-tech strategies available to improve all modes of travel in your community.
TJKM To Help Ease Traffic along Corral Hollow Road in Tracy
Corral Hollow Road, a key corridor spanning the entire length of the City of Tracy, connects residents to schools, businesses, retail centers, the West Valley Shopping Mall, entertainment venues, and dining establishments throughout the City. Congestion along the corridor has resulted in intolerable delays, and an improvement plan is now underway.
The City of Tracy selected TJKM to design corridor improvements that will include adding a travel lane in each direction along a portion of Corral Hollow Road by modifying the median. Implementation of improved traffic signal timing and ITS strategies will achieve the goal of enhancing the portion of Corral Hollow Road from Schulte Road to Clover Road.
As part of the project consultant team, TJKM’s traffic engineering services include:
- Traffic signal designs or modifications for nine Corral Hollow Road intersections, including signing and striping, emergency vehicle pre-emption, street lighting design, and signal interconnect
- Development and implementation of signal timing plans
- Preparation of a Precise Plan Line study for the proposed Kavanagh Avenue extension to establish the street alignment and access necessary to best serve the parcels on the west side of Corral Hollow Road to plan for future development. TJKM completed the initial study in 2007 and the final design for the segment of Corral Hollow Road north of Grant Line Road to the West Valley Mall is scheduled to be completed in Summer 2010
The design for this project will be completed in 2010, with phased construction anticipated to begin in early 2011. Completion of this project will result in improvements for traffic signal timing at the nine intersections, pedestrian safety, traffic circulation and safety, air quality, and will also stimulate the development of commercial properties adjacent to Corral Hollow Road.
“We are working closely with the City of Tracy project manager and we share the same vision to provide the best design for efficient traffic operations along the Corral Hollow Road Corridor,” says TJKM Project Manager Stephen Au, P.E.
TJKM has provided traffic engineering solutions for dozens of major arterials throughout California. For solutions to your traffic delays, please contact Stephen Au, P.E. at 925-463-0611 or at email@example.com.
TJKM Continues to Provide Traffic Engineering Services for the Pacific Commons Development in Fremont
TJKM has provided traffic engineering and design services for the Pacific Commons mixed-use development since the project’s entitlement phase began in the 1980s. TJKM performed all traffic analyses for what developed into a series of environmental impact studies covering several different versions of the proposed project. TJKM worked with a large team of professionals on the project EIR and traffic master plan.
TJKM wrote the initial Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan for the development, to identify and encourage the use of carpools, transit, and pedestrian activity. TJKM designed ten signalized intersections and prepared signing and striping plans for all phases of the development.
Pacific Commons subsequently evaluated a major change in land use for the Area 5 portion of the site that was planned for office use previously. Working directly for the developer ProLogis (formerly Catellus Development Corporation), TJKM prepared a traffic impact study report for Area 5 that meets California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, including those for air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Area 5 project consists of a 139,500-square foot discount superstore, a 16-screen movie theater, and over 117,000 square feet of additional supportive retail and restaurant uses.
In addition, TJKM provided a shared parking analysis, demonstrating that an onsite parking supply serving all Area 5 land uses collectively could be provided at less than aggregate City code requirements for individual uses. Through the shared parking analysis, TJKM demonstrated that the project could provide 150 fewer spaces than would be required by City code. Finally, TJKM designed four new traffic signals and two signal modifications to serve the Area 5 project.
To learn more about this project, or to inquire about TJKM’s traffic impact study, parking, or signal design services, please contact Associate Andrew Kluter, P.E. at (925) 463-0611, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.