RKA’S CHARLOTTE OFFICE HAPPENINGS & HIGHLIGHTS

RKA’s Charlotte office, after a year of strong growth, is looking to greater things in 2018. With more experience and greater diversity, RKA Charlotte is looking towards doing even greater things in service to our clients. Let’s take a look back at a few highlights from the past year and what we have planned in the near future.

ITS CAROLINAS
RKA was pleased to be a friend sponsor at the ITS Carolinas 2018 Annual Meeting at the Charlotte Convention Center earlier this month. RKA believes that it is important to learn about the latest in Intelligence Transportation devices, operations, and policy so we can provide our clients with the highest level of service.
PENC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 
As part of the PENC Leadership Institute class of 2017-2018, Mr. Andrew Eagle, P.E., PTOE Senior Transportation Engineer, learned that a leader stands up to make a difference and inspires others to stand with them. The PENC Leadership Institute is a career-building program that uses hands on training to teach leadership styles, emotional intelligence, and public speaking. The 2017-2018 class will present their culmination projects at the South Carolina Engineering Conference & Trade Show which runs from June 7 to 11 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Eagle will be presenting his culmination project and hopes to take what he has learned from this class and mentor/inspire others in our Charlotte office and the industry to stand up and become leaders.
SOUTHPARK CHURCH & APEX DEVELOPMENT | CHARLOTTE, NC
 
The SouthPark Church and Apex Development Project (formerly The Sharon United Methodist Church Redevelopment project) proposes to redevelop the current “ski-slope church” property as well as some adjacent undeveloped property to create a mixed use development which will include a mixture of residential, retail, office, and institutional uses. The development plan includes a new sanctuary for the church by 2020, as well as 170,000 square feet of commercial space, 500 residential units, a hotel, and a performing arts center.
RKA provided transportation consulting services for the proposed development, including completion of a traffic impact study, internal circulation analysis, and conceptual design of proposed external roadway improvements. The proposed project, being located in a high growth, high traffic area of Charlotte, required significant coordination with developers of the directly adjacent properties (The Colony Development) as well as with high level staff at the Charlotte Department of Transportation. RKA led an effort to coordinate multiple high-level traffic studies to ensure that the simultaneous mitigation plans remained compatible and served the travelling public from a multi-modal perspective.
ATTENDING THE ICSC CAROLINAS CONFERENCE & DEAL MAKING?
Stop by booth #617 and see how RKA can help you meet your transportation consulting needs.

 

NOW OFFERING ADDITIONAL SERVICES!

We offer traffic engineering, traffic operations, and roadway design from our Charlotte office location. Please see the complete list of services we offer below.

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

traffic impact studies
traffic data collection
trip generation
parking lot traffic circulation
speed studies
signal warrant studies

 

TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

cable routing plans
electrical detail plans
signing plans
temporary signal design
“red light” camera plans
signal timing implementation
intelligent transportation systems
coordinated traffic signal design
isolated traffic signal design
traffic control plans
pavement marking plans
coordinated signal system studies

ROADWAY DESIGN

roadway and sidewalk design plans
intersection improvement design
transit/bus stop design
highway and interchange design
anti-terrorism/force protection gate projects
roundabout design
construction administration
hydraulic design

 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

environmental impact statements
environmental assessments
categorical exclusions
feasibility studies
corridor studies
access management studies
public involvement
air quality analysis/permitting
traffic noise impact studies
comprehensive transportation plans
master plans
collision data studies
forecasting/modeling

Contact us for your transportation consulting needs! 704-549-4260

ABOUT RKA
 
RKA is an EMPLOYEE-OWNED firm founded in 1992 with a MISSION to provide a professional transportation consulting experience that satisfies our clients and ourselves. Our SUCCESS is due to our focus on client needs and our ability to deliver a quality experience for everyone involved. Our CULTURE is one of ownership – ownership in our company, ownership in our profession, and ownership in our personal lives.
Our firm has provided quality services throughout the Southeast for over 25 years. 

 

The Southeast's preeminent transportation engineering, planning, and design firm.