What is Transportation Engineering?

Transportation engineering is a field of civil engineering that focuses on designing, planning, building, and managing transportation systems and infrastructure. It involves optimizing the movement of people, goods, and vehicles while considering factors such as safety, efficiency, sustainability, and accessibility. Transportation engineering develops solutions for roadways, highways, railways, pedestrian and cyclist routes, airports, and other modes of transportation to ensure effective movement within communities and regions.

At Wilson & Company, we specialize in helping transportation clients solve complex problems to keep people and goods moving while ensuring the safety of the traveling public. With extensive experience and capabilities, we provide a solid foundation for projects in both urban and rural environments, ranging from municipal arterial street systems to intricate highway corridors and interchanges.

From concept to project completion, we collaborate closely with public and private clients to create integrated solutions. Our clients include state departments of transportation (DOTs), local agencies, tribal nations, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, as well as partnering engineering firms. Our expertise spans the entire project lifecycle, encompassing planning, environmental studies and documentation, design, and construction-related services. We excel in delivering projects using both traditional and alternative delivery methods, ensuring that our transportation solutions are safe, fiscally responsible, and effective in improving the mobility of people, goods, and services.

We are committed to staying at the forefront of transportation innovation. We keep up with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices to deliver cutting-edge solutions that meet the evolving demands of our clients and the communities we serve.

RELATED PROJECTS

I-15 Technology Corridor Design-Build

Platte Avenue Bridge Replacement above Sand Creek

C-470 Corridor Improvements

“Your dedication and commitment were the support and foundation of this process. The quality of work we have done thus far is remarkable.”
Maysa Hanna, PE, State Traffic Engineer, Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

Bridges

With a proven track record in engineering excellence, our team has worked on numerous award-winning bridge projects catering to the needs of multimodal travelers, including motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. From design inception to meticulous inspections and timely emergency repairs, we collaborate with our clients to address complex challenges on a range of structures. Our commitment to innovation empowers us to deliver cutting-edge techniques that meet the unique needs of our clients. Leveraging techniques such as Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), allows bridge construction to be completed offsite and out of traffic, and then move the structure into place, reducing the time of road closures and improving the safety of motorists and workers.

Our services include:

  • Bridge and structural engineering
  • Rehabilitation
  • Inspections and load rating
  • Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC)

RELATED PROJECTS

Los Alamos County Canyon Rim Trail 

SR-18 Bluff Street and Red Hills Parkway Interchange

Central Park Boulevard over I-70

Highways and Streets

Whether rural roads, urban streets, or highways, our multi-disciplinary team provides the solutions our clients need to keep people and goods moving. Our projects include a wide variety of roadway projects, from local roads to complex interstate corridors. With a team of experts in planning, design, and construction administration, we collaborate closely with our clients to provide optimal transportation solutions that align with community needs, budgets, and schedules. We support our transportation clients in paving the way for reliable infrastructure development.

Our services include:

Planning

  • Feasibility studies
  • Master plans – Community and statewide
  • Travel demand modeling, and operational analysis
  • Access and safety plans
  • Complete streets planning
  • NEPA studies and PEL studies

Design

  • Highway and interchange – Urban and rural
  • Bridge and structure
  • Managed lanes/Toll lanes
  • ITS, ATMS, signals, and lighting
  • Signing, pavement marking, and Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)
  • Pedestrian facilities – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Trail facilities
  • Environmental permitting
  • Stormwater conveyance
  • Stormwater quality
  • Erosion control
  • Right-of-way acquisition plans

Construction Administration

  • Contract administration
  • Construction inspection
  • Construction materials testing
  • Construction schedule review
  • Public communication
  • Program management
  • Environmental compliance
  • State and federal funding compliance

RELATED PROJECTS

Paseo del Norte Extension

SR-18 Bluff Street and Red Hills Parkway Interchange

Central Park Boulevard over I-70

Trails

We understand the importance of multimodal transportation and its impact on accessibility, mobility, and sustainability. Our expertise lies in creating multi-use trails that prioritize safety while accommodating the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

Our trail projects are designed to seamlessly connect existing trail systems, incorporate dedicated bike lanes, provide well-designed sidewalks, and create safe pedestrian crossings. We ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through design, compliance evaluations, and transition plans, making certain that our trails are accessible to all individuals.

Whether in urban areas or natural environments, our team collaborates closely with clients to optimize user travel experiences through improvements on existing trails or by authoring comprehensive pedestrian and cycle master plans. We take pride in our ability to create trails that enhance connectivity, promote active transportation, and provide enjoyable experiences for users.

Our services include:

  • Multimodal design (Bicycle and pedestrian accommodation)
  • Pedestrian crossing design
  • ADA compliance evaluation and design
  • ADA transition plans
  • Bicycle and pedestrian master plans

RELATED PROJECTS

La Tierra Trials Master Plan

I-25 and Cimarron Street (US-24) Interchange Design-Build

Southern Blvd

Get In Touch

Discover how our expertise can benefit your project. Contact us today to discuss your needs and explore how we can collaborate to create a safer, more efficient transportation system for all.