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Smart Mobility and Emerging Transportation Technologies

Making Travel and Transport More Efficient, Safe and Reliable Through Custom Mobility and Operational Technology Services

Technology has made its way into every part of our lives, and the convergence of transportation technologies represents a significant opportunity for infrastructure owners, operators and the traveling public to experience safer roadways, more reliable drivetimes, less congestion and greater transportation equity. Our experts can help you develop a smart path forward, advancing your transportation infrastructure in:

  • Connected/Automated Vehicles and Smart Mobility
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Tolling and Alternative Revenue
  • Zero Emissions and Electrified Mobility

For more info contact

Ben Pierce
Mobility & Operational Technology Services Director
Ben Pierce

Connected and Automated Vehicles and Smart Mobility

Smart mobility requires responsive, flexible and intelligent designs that use technology and data to improve transportation for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and transit users of all ages and from every walk of life. Our team of connected and automated vehicle experts is here to support the evolution of your network through transportation system operations plans that optimize existing infrastructure with improved integration, coordination and systematic implementation of key operational designs and strategies.

Key service areas:

  • Emerging Technology Strategic Planning
  • Technology Alternatives Development and Impact Assessment
  • Technology Advisory Services
  • TSMO Education, Planning, Implementation and Technology Integration

CAV and Smart Mobility Overview and Projects

Intelligent Transportation Systems

We design roadside infrastructure and technology systems to inform travelers and assist in transportation system management. Our ITS experts improve how transportation networks move people and goods using the latest communications and information technology. Typical systems include dynamic message signs, video cameras, Wi-Fi mesh networks, fiber and more. Our experience, technical skills, quick response times and ability to manage resources leads to successful project delivery.

Key service areas:

  • System Engineering Analysis and Concept of Operations
  • Detailed Design, Plans and Specifications for Highways and Roads
  • Program Management and Owner's Representative
  • ITS Testing, Commissioning and Integration Planning

ITS Overview and Projects

Tolling and Alternative Revenue

Traditional funding sources are evaporating or not keeping up with the needs of our aging infrastructure and increased roadway capacity demands. Meanwhile, higher safety and mobility standards are requiring more efficient use of our transportation networks. Working together to address those challenges, our experts can develop and implement a practical and actionable plan to meet your unique revenue generation and improved mobility objectives.

Key service areas:

  • Support for Establishing Toll Systems and Agencies
  • Toll Feasibility Assessments and Planning
  • Toll System and Back Office Consulting
  • Congestion Pricing, Road Usage Charging and Alternative Funding

Tolling and Alternative Revenue Overview and Projects

Zero Emissions and Electrified Mobility

Demand for zero emission cars, buses and trucks, along with the infrastructure needed to support them, is rising exponentially. Our experts help develop a clear roadmap for adapting to new technology and avoiding missteps in the transition to a sustainable future. As industry-recognized experts in transportation, energy and facility design, HDR can help you achieve your zero emissions goals from planning and design through implementation and operations.

Key service areas:

  • Strategic and Readiness Planning for EVs
  • Fleet Transition Planning
  • Charging Network Infrastructure Design and Planning
  • Facility Design and Modifications for EVs

ZEM/EM Overview and Projects

Our People

Ben Pierce
Mobility & Operational Technology Services Director
Joey Yang
Advanced Technologies for Surface Transportation Director
Rob Mowat
Zero Emissions Mobility Practice Lead

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