RTE | PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Roundabouts & Traffic Engineering (RTE) started in 2004 and has been leading the nation in roundabouts for nearly 20 years. Devoted to pioneering the roundabout revolution, RTE has over 500 roundabout projects in the United States. Scott Ritchie started with roundabouts in 1994 and personally has circa 300 multi-lane, 200 single lane, and 40 mini roundabouts of project design, planning, and review experience in the U.S. with nearly a hundred more outside North America. Mr. Ritchie has support staff including specific state Principal Engineer (Paul Porell, P.E.), administration personell (Tamara Blanton, E.A.), and drafting / visualization assistance staff to carry us into the next generation.
Over the past few decades, Mr. Ritchie has developed innovative design techniques substantially improving modern roundabout operations and field safety. RTE specializes in producing exceptional roundabout designs with an emphasis on smooth operational flow (better public acceptance), unique site-specific size/shapes layouts, accommodation of trucks in lane (multi-lane roundabouts), unique high speed approach techniques, and cohesive multi-modal facilities. RTE staff also have capabilities in addressing extremely close roundabout spacing and urban roundabout corridor systems for increased urban mobility, accessibility, access management, and aesthetically pleasing multi-modal roundabout projects. RTE projects may be found in both rural communities and urban city centers.
Scott Ritchie spearheaded the development of sustainable roundabout corridors, accommodation of freight trucks, mini roundabouts, high speed approaches and enhanced multi-modal transportation facilities. These innovations have been transferred into many roundabout design guidelines in use today by federal, state, and local municipalities. As a roundabout specialist, Mr. Ritchie has written and/or been involved with dozens of roundabout publications and roundabout design guidelines, taught many educational roundabout design courses, and is viewed as a leader in the industry capable of handling and conveying expert modern roundabout design theory and practices. RTE staff have been involved in the evaluation, design, modification, audit, redesign, and presentation of thousands of transportation projects and hundreds of roundabouts throughout the United States. We are confident RTE staff can assist you in your next project. Please contact us to request a list of recent projects, firm description, qualification information, and/or key staff resumes.
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