Interesting Facts in Transportation History
In 1871, San Franciscan Andrew Smith Hallidie patents the first cable car. The cars moved along a cable, which ran continuously in a slot beneath the ground. It was powered by a steam engine in a powerhouse.-
Philadelphia is the 8th most congested city in the nation. Improved mobility is one driver to the economic engine in a region. KMJ has been an innovative contributor on transportation engineering assignments that improve mobility in the region and beyond. We have successfully completed projects in the realm of traffic engineering and signal design, transportation planning, and stakeholder engagement for PennDOT, The City of Philadelphia, DelDOT, NJDOT, the Philadelphia International Airport, and others.Read more
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems play a key role in reducing congestion, increasing safety, and improving mobility. KMJ Consulting, Inc. has exposure to national and regional-level ITS programs from which to draw state of the practice solutions. The relationships and knowledge gained through our work on the national ITS program plan and the I-95 Corridor Coalition travel information consulting activities add value to our offerings in the ITS arena.Read more
Meet Karen Jehanian
Karen is the president and owner of KMJ Consulting Inc. She is an innovator and thought leader in the transportation community. With more than 30 years in the transportation consulting business, she is a direct stakeholder in her clients’ successes. Karen focuses on understanding their needs, working proactively to sort out issues, anticipate problems, and identify viable solutions. Her specific interest areas are ITS and travel information, stakeholder services, traffic calming, transportation planning and strategic planning. Karen earned both a BS in Civil Engineering and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Drexel University and is a very active alumna. Karen is a guest lecturer for the College of Engineering, is a member of the Alumni Association Board of Governors and the External Board of the Close School of Entrepreneurship. She is on the Board of ITS-NY. In 2009, she was named Transportation Engineer of the Year by the Philadelphia Section of ASCE.