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Inc. 5000 Award

BIG RED DOG is pleased to announce that we’ve ranked #1316 on of the Inc. 5000 list. Each year for 36 years, Inc. has recognized the fastest-growing […]

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BIG RED BLOG - TRAFFIC

“Share the Road” and Help Decrease Motorcycle Fatalities

To raise Motorcycle Safety and Awareness, the Texas Department of Transportation recently launched a campaign called “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles.”  The campaign emphasizes […]

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Fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 8-14, 2017)

Worldwide it is estimated that 1.25 million people are killed each year on road traffic related incidents.  Crash fatalities are among the leading causes of […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

SynchroGreen Adaptive Traffic Control System

Our Dafne Valle attended the 2017 Texas ITE Spring Meeting in Frisco, Texas last week.  This is one of her updates from the meeting. During […]

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City of Frisco Vehicle to Infrastructure Implementation (V2I)

Our Dafne Valle attended the 2017 Texas ITE Spring Meeting in Frisco, Texas last week.  This is one of her updates from the meeting. The […]

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The Expanding Definition of Transit

When we talk about transit, we often think of buses on a roadway or trains on a set of rails. But the trips for individuals […]

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Measuring the Mobility of People, Not Cars

For decades, transportation agencies in the United States have prioritized the movement of motor vehicles in planning and designing their transportation networks. Almost all performance […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

The Grove at Shoal Creek approved, TDM comes to Austin

Last Thursday, Austin City Council approved zoning for The Grove at Shoal Creek, a mixed-use development that could add more than 1,500 residential units, 200,000 […]

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BIG RED BLOG - TRAFFIC

The Subtleties of Trip Generation

This is the third in a three-part series regarding rough proportionality and its effect on development projects.  Here are links to Part 1  and to […]

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How Impact Fees are Determined

This is the second in a three-part series regarding rough proportionality and its effect on development projects.  Here’s a link to Part 1 .  Check […]

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BIG RED BLOG - TRAFFIC

Rough Proportionality: What’s the Impact?

This is the first in a three-part series regarding rough proportionality and its effect on development projects.  Check back for updates to the BIG RED […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

What is the Difference Between Asphalt and Concrete?

In Texas, we have more than 1,300 different types of soils, all of which react uniquely to environmental conditions.  In order to determine the proper […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

Proposed Traffic Code Changes in the City of Austin

We all agree that Traffic has become one of the biggest civic issues in our great City. The City of Austin Transportation Department is currently […]

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BIG RED DOG Launches new Traffic Engineering Practice

Fast Growing Award-Winning Texas Engineering Leader Starts Traffic Engineering Practice to Serve Private and Municipal Clients; Names Dan Hennessey and James Schwerdtfeger as company Vice […]

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BIG RED BLOG - SAN ANTONIO

Parking Made Easy in Mixed Use Development

[Zoning districts and code requirements in this post are specific to the City of San Antonio] Aside from traffic, the second most frustrating thing about driving […]

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BIG RED BLOG - HOUSTON

City of Houston's Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Process

While today’s Houston hasn’t quite reached the level of traffic notoriety as some of its metropolitan peers (we’re looking at you, Austin), most Houstonians know […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

What is a Traffic Impact Analysis?

What is a Traffic Impact Analysis? As the cities of Texas continue to develop and more and more automobiles enter the regions roadways, traffic concerns will […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

What is the typical parking ratio for Restaurants or Fast Food?

What is the typical parking ratio for Restaurants or Fast Food? (Answer specific to the City of Austin) The principal design objective for any parking […]

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BIG RED BLOG - AUSTIN

Do I need a Traffic Impact Analysis?

Do I need a Traffic Impact Analysis? (Answer specific for City of Austin projects)   A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is a study which assesses […]

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BIG RED BLOG - SAN ANTONIO

Complete Streets: What does it mean for San Antonio's Hemisfair Park

We’ve written before that Hemisfair Park is going to be experiencing some big changes in the coming years.  But there are so many moving parts […]

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