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Women Taking the Lead Podcast Featuring Karen Jehanian

KJ Taking the Lead PodcastPhotoKaren Jehanian recently shared her inspiration, motivation and leadership style with Jodi Flynn of Women Taking The Lead PodcastListen Here

 

 

 

 

Karen Jehanian receives ITS- NY Board Services Recognition Award

ITS-NY- 2016 195Saratoga Springs, NY – June 2016 – Karen Jehanian was recognized for her nine years of service on the ITS-NY. Since its inception over 20 years ago, ITS-NY has been a leading advocate for utilization of technologies, systems and services that improve mobility, safety, security and efficiency of New York State’s Transportation network.

 

Pictured from Left to Right: Dr. Issac Tayki (Immediate Past President), Jeff Randall (ITS-NY President), Karen Jehanian (KMJ), Chris Jones(ITS-NY Vice President) 

 

 

 

I-95 Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Conference

i95 2Justin Ferri, IT Specialist II, participated in  the I-95 Corridor Coalition (I-95 CC) Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Conference in Baltimore, MD on June 21-22, 2016. More than 200 attendees from 112 agencies in the I-95 CC region and beyond convened to discuss Connected and Autonomous Vehicle benefits, recent progress, and next steps. Topics ranged from NHTSA regulations to Mobility-on-Demand financial feasibility, and everything in-between.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is a partnership of transportation agencies, toll authorities, public safety, and related organizations, from the State of Maine to the State of Florida, with affiliate members in Canada. The Coalition provides a forum for key decision makers to address transportation management and operations issues of common interest. This volunteer, consensus-driven organization enables its myriad state, local and regional member agencies to work together to improve transportation system performance far more than they could working individually. The Coalition has successfully served as a model for multi-state/jurisdictional interagency cooperation and coordination for over two decades.

 

Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station District Plan Revealed

DSC_0054AMTRAK, Drexel University, SEPTA and Brandywine Realty Trust joined together to complete a District Joint Master Plan for 30th Street Station. This Plan lays the ground work for development, connectivity, and community. Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station serves as a gateway for millions of transit users each year. KMJ, as part of the WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff consulting team, evaluated the existing and future traffic conditions in the District. Learn More about the Plan Here

 

Bridget Postlewaite Recognized as GVF Top TDM Professional!

Video Courtesy of: Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association

 

KMJ’s Lunch & Learn Series

L&L7KMJ’s Lunch & Learn series offers an opportunity for employees to present on subjects they are passionate about, while educating the staff. Justin Ferri, IT Specialist II, led the team through a discussion about Connected and Automated Vehicles. Justin provided updates and insight on the advancements of this technology and how it will shape the future of transportation.

 

Karen Jehanian featured on Starters Review Podcast

DSC_0054Ardmore, Pennsylvania (April 8, 2016)– Karen Jehanian recently sat down for a conversation with Donna DeCarolis, founding Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University. Dean DeCarolis launched her podcast series, ‘The Starter’s Review,’ as a forum for discussion with Philly’s top innovators and entrepreneurs. A Drexel University Engineering alumna herself, Karen has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but honed her skills in the Drexel Executive MBA program. Karen made her dreams of starting her own business a reality in 1998, when KMJ Consulting, Inc. (KMJ) came into play. KMJ has flourished into a premier transportation engineering, planning and consulting firm.  As an entrepreneur, Karen has developed her business intellect to create a collaborative culture at KMJ. The atmosphere at KMJ is generated from Karen, promoting a supportive camaraderie among the staff. Quality content, writing, and communication skills are paramount in all of KMJ’s efforts. “As one of the youngest in the firm, Karen has enabled me with the tools and confidence to, as she would say, ‘Make it Happen’ “- Emily White, Marketing Coordinator. Employees are encouraged to explore their passion, while achieving individual and team goals. Watch & Listen to hear as Karen explains her mantra: get out of your comfort zone and take the risk!

 

KMJ Shares Experiences and Insights with Drexel Engineering Students

Drexel GroupArdmore, Pennsylvania (March 2, 2016) – Drexel Class of 1982 Alumni, Karen Jehanian and Darin Gatti (Chief Engineer and President of the Board of Surveyors for the Philadelphia Streets Department) along with several KMJ staff members brought their expertise and work experience to Drexel’s CIVE 585 class. It was a learning experience for both KMJ’s staff and Drexel’s students.

The guest lecture session was broken down into several categories, each relating to a different facet of Urban Transportation Engineering.

Darin began the class with an overview on Complete Streets and how the Philadelphia Streets Department is adapting to an ever-changing urban landscape. Marty Williams spoke on his experience with curb ramp design specifically with the Historic Street Project in Philadelphia. Marty engaged the students in a real-world conversation on ADA Ramps. He noted – “anyone can become disabled and rely on ADA ramps for mobility. It is our responsibility as civil engineers to provide accessibility to all members of the community.” Justin Ferri gave students insight on Transit Signal Priority and how it improves mobility and assists the shift toward a more universal multimodal transportation. Bridget Postlewaite brought real-life urban traffic engineering issues to the students by exploring the 30th Street Station Master Plan.

The students were also given vital tips on communicating in a professional setting. Joanna Reagle emphasized the importance of communications with clients, colleagues and peers to get positive results. Darin demonstrated two methods of presenting to the public, the ineffective way and the much more effective manner showing that it is not just the data/analyses you provide but how you do it that matters. The session was engaging and interactive with several students staying after to ask further questions.

 

KMJ Takes a Trip to Signal Service, Inc.

Signal Services Group 2Ardmore, Pennsylvania (February 23, 2016) – KMJ visited Signal Service, Inc. of West Chester, PA. for a tour and information session. Signal Service representatives gave KMJ staff an update on Synchro Green Adaptive Signal Management Software, FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer) detection for vehicles/pedestrians/bicycles, Trafficware Pod Magnetometer, and Campbell Audible Pedestrian Stations for crosswalks.This session provided a collaborative forum on traffic signal design and traffic engineering.

 

KMJ Team goes to Transportation Camp & TRB

Karen_Justin @TRB On January 9-12, 2016, KMJ team members participated in Transportation Camp then TRB in Washington D.C.! These few days provided a very informative discussion on automated and connected vehicles and the future of transportation.

“Transportation Camp was a unique experience with the attendees creating the sessions themselves. It worked beautifully and there was an incredible variety of topics, panels and idea sharing with innovative transportation minds.” — Martin Williams, EIT, Traffic/Design Specialist II

Justin Ferri, IT Specialist II, presented at Camp on the web-based application (the Transportation Information Gateway) that he is currently working on as part of the project team for the New York Metropolitan Council (NYMTC). KMJ fosters constructive dialogue between NYMTC Stakeholders and the Cambridge Systematics development team.