Experience

KMJ Consulting, Inc. is an innovative WBE/DBE-certified transportation consulting firm founded by Karen Jehanian in 1998. The firm is certified as a WBE in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina. Read more about our focus areas here.
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KMJ Consulting, Inc. has rich experience in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning and Intelligent Transportation Systems . Below are some of KMJ’s past and ongoing projects with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation and the I-95 Corridor Coalition.

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Low Cost Safety Improvements KMJ is responsible for three work orders: WO#1 -Intersection Safety Implementation Plan (ISIP), WO#3 – New Falls Road and WO#5 – Levick Street. PennDOT District 6-0 is seeking innovative low cost safety approaches to improve high crash locations and corridors within the district. Types of low cost safety countermeasures include, improved signage, pavement markings, traffic signal design and pedestrian signal installation.
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American Street Improvement Project – Public Involvement The City of Philadelphia Department of Streets teamed with the Philadelphia Water Department to design the American Street Improvement Project. The project extends nearly two miles from Girard Avenue to Indiana Avenue. KMJ provided public and stakeholder engagement, Traffic Control Plans and ADA Curb Ramp Design Services for this contract. It was truly a team effort with Gilmore and Associates, Inc. leading the way as the prime and JMT and KMJ alongside. KMJ’s role in the stakeholder engagement aspect was to provide effective and efficient coordination for the City Project Team, multi-agency Project Steering Committee and the public by facilitating all meetings which include Lunchtime Business Meetings and six Public Open Houses. KMJ ensured strong communication by creating an online collaborative tool for file sharing, calendar management, and project updates. More than 20 stakeholder-related meetings were held during the 15-month project duration. Read More

American Street Improvement Project – Design KMJ was responsible for the Traffic Control plans for this 1.8-mile roadway segment. KMJ developed a sequence of construction with consideration for both roadway and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) improvements, as well as ensuring pedestrian and truck access to businesses throughout construction. KMJ developed Traffic Control plans adhering to PennDOT and City of Philadelphia standards along with detour plans where necessary. In addition, KMJ designed 24 ADA Curb Ramps at the intersections of Cumberland Street, Dauphin Street, and Susquehanna Street on American Street. The curb ramps are designed to meet PennDOT and City of Philadelphia standards. Read More

City of Philadelphia Traffic Signal Design Lincoln Drive Resurfacing and Restoration KMJ prepared final traffic signal permit plans for six intersections along Lincoln Drive from Ridge Avenue to Wayne Avenue and along Wissahickon Avenue from Lincoln Drive to Rittenhouse Street as part of the broader roadway reconstruction project. The project is a collaborative and integrated effort between the consultant team (Baker/KMJ/Gilmore) and the COP Department of Streets. Success of this project is based upon the integrated approach to design within the constraints of the budget. Read more

City of Philadelphia Roosevelt Boulevard Multimodal Corridor Program  The City of Philadelphia Department of Streets has taken on the robust effort to transform the bustling yet problematic Roosevelt Boulevard to a modern multimodal transportation corridor. This project aims to envision a new corridor which will ensure that travelers on the Boulevard as well as the surrounding communities have safe, reliable, and diverse opportunities to access neighborhood and regional amenities. KMJ is responsible for preparing the Synchro Model for 38 complex intersections along the Roosevelt Boulevard Corridor, between Broad Street and Devereaux Street. Read more

City of Philadelphia Department of Streets Historic Streets Curb Ramp Design  Three historic streets were reconstructed (Maiden Street in Manayunk and American Street and Waverly Street in Center City). KMJ is responsible for designing a total of 12 ADA curb ramps, to comply with both PennDOT and the City of Philadelphia standards. The historical nature of the roadways and adjacent buildings presented a number of design challenges that are being addressed to provide access in these areas. Read more

City of Philadelphia Transit Signal Priority System Performance  The City of Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and PennDOT seeks to improve transit vehicle running time and reliability as well as improve traffic flow along capacity constrained arterials. KMJ is collecting travel time data along four key SEPTA bus routes (6, 52, 60 and 66) using the KITS mobile app to evaluate corridor performance. Read more

City of Philadelphia Traffic Operations and ITS (TOITS) Bustleton Avenue South  The City of Philadelphia Department of Streets sought to identify, plan, design and construct improvements to make streets and intersections safer for all roadway users. This program was the design and implementation of traffic signal and operational safety improvements along several corridors in the City of Philadelphia through a federal TIGER3 Grant. KMJ was responsible for preparing the safety review report for the entire Bustleton Avenue South corridor along with preliminary and final design plans for 11 signalized intersections. This fast-tracked effort required significant coordination between and among the team as well as across projects being completed for different city departments to ensure a seamless design and implementation. Read more

City of Philadelphia Historic Street Condition Study  The City of Philadelphia Department of Streets requested a comprehensive update and assessment of more than 500 blocks of historic streets to facilitate repairs. KMJ established a rating system and conducted field visits to document conditions, take measurements, and enter data. The collected data was then used to determine the integrity of each historic block and to assist the Department of Streets in its prioritizing and budgeting process. Read more

City of Philadelphia Citywide Traffic Signal Retiming Initiative  The City of Philadelphia seeks to improve mobility and the flow of traffic along 21 major corridors within the City. There are a total of 612 traffic signals along these corridors. Ineffective traffic signal timing could account for a significant percentage of delay along arterial streets. Retiming the traffic signals remains one of the most cost effective ways to improve traffic flow, increase capacity, and reduce congestion. KMJ introduced the City to the Bluetooth™ approach; thereby saving time and money for the before and after studies. Read more

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I-95 Corridor Coalition, ITS Program Management, Administrative and Technical Support – The I-95 Corridor Coalition is an alliance of more than 50 transportation agencies, toll authorities and related organizations stretching from Maine to Florida, with affiliate members in Canada.  The Coalition has a mission to improve multi-modal transportation services through information sharing and coordinated management and operations with the goals of improving mobility for people and goods, enhancing safety for all travelers, and improving the economic vitality of the region. Read more

I-95 Corridor Coalition Vehicle Probe Project (VPP) The VPP is a groundbreaking initiative and collaborative effort among the Coalition, University of Maryland and INRIX and has been providing comprehensive and continuous real-time travel information since 2008. The VPP enables Coalition member agencies to monitor and manage their transportation network, provide accurate traffic information to their users, and assess network performance. As part of the VPP, a set of performance measures tools, the PDA Suite, was developed and is available to agencies for analyzing and presenting archived operations data in preparing performance measures. KMJ coordinates with the Coalition, data provider, validation team, and UMD to facilitate information sharing and collaboration, including webcasts, white papers, special work sessions and specific interest topics.
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National Performance Management Research Data Set The Center of Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland, along with INRIX, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, KMJ Consulting, Inc. and IDAX Solutions, is providing transportation administrators with data and technical support to accurately pinpoint where infrastructure improvements are needed most. The CATT Lab, as the primary contractor, will operate the data portal and analytics suites that provide users with data. The Map-21 rule-making features easy-to-use tools and dashboards to understand implications of each proposed requirement for each agency’s local area. INRIX is providing historic-time location and speed data, while TTI conflates traffic data shapefiles with GIS elements from the national highway system (NHS) Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) dataset. KMJ is responsible for Tier I technical support and several project management tasks. NPMRDS is used by various states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to monitor system performance. NPMRDS provides free extensive and dependable data for passenger and economic freight roadway work across the National Highway System.
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amtrak copyAmtrak 30th Street Station Master Plan  AMTRAK, Drexel University, and Brandywine Realty Trust joined together to have a 30th Street Station District Joint Master Plan. The Master Plan will take into account development in and around the 30th Street Station area, including Drexel University’s Innovation Neighborhood. The consulting team evaluated both the existing and project future conditions with emphasis on multi-modal transportation in hopes to lessen congestion in the future. KMJ was responsible for collecting and evaluating the current vehicular traffic conditions in the area surrounding 30th Street Station; as well as comparing the current conditions to several studies previously conducted in the area. Read more  

NYMTCNew York Metropolitan Transportation Council: Transportation Information Gateway The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is a member agency-guided MPO that serves as a planning forum for NYC, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. To help address transportation-related needs and forecasting future conditions, NYMTC sought a specialized web-based transportation application (the Transportation Information Gateway). As a liaison between the NYMTC stakeholders and the Cambridge Systematics development team, KMJ fostered constructive dialogue to meet project requirements and address test-user feedback. Read more