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Kimley-Horn Eliminates the Guesswork of Electric Vehicle Charger Site Selection

September 12, 2023

Kimley-Horn Eliminates the Guesswork of Electric Vehicle Charger Site Selection


U.S. Needs Millions of New Public EV Chargers by 2030


Kimley-Horn’s TREDLite EV Helps Retailers, Restaurants, Hotels, and Governments Pinpoint New Charger Locations



RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 12, 2023 — Private businesses and governments can now choose their new electric vehicle (EV) charger locations with data-driven precision. Kimley-Horn, the national engineering, planning, and design consulting firm, today launched TREDLite EV, a cloud-based tool that helps organizations develop and optimize their EV charger deployment strategies based on the organization’s unique priorities.

The U.S. has 145,000 public Level 2 and direct-current (DC) fast charging ports. To meet 2030’s EV charging needs, the U.S. will need 2.3 million combined Level 2 chargers and DC fast charging ports—16 times today’s number—according to S&P Global Mobility.


“Businesses and governments will play key roles in developing a national network of public EV chargers,” said Jenna McDavid, practice director, zero emission vehicle strategy at Kimley-Horn. “Their challenge is selecting the right sets of sites to meet their unique needs – and doing so quickly and cost-effectively. TREDLite EV makes a science out of site selection.”

TREDLite EV’s vast dataset includes:

  • Aggregated and anonymized data on vehicle trips including trip distance and trip density.
  • Geographic information spanning EV market share, sociodemographic data on drivers and residents, and building types, business types, and housing density.
  • Proximity to high-traffic roadways, highway on-ramps and off-ramps, and existing public chargers.
  • Eligibility maps for state, regional, and federal incentives, including the Justice40 Initiative, which identifies historically disadvantaged communities.
  • Customized client-specific data.

Kimley-Horn has planned, designed, or permitted more than 15,000 EV chargers nationwide. Services include site selection, site feasibility assessment, site design, permitting, utility coordination, and more. Clients include restaurants, coffee shops, movie theaters, retailers, fleet operators, hotels, and local, state, and regional governments.

About Kimley-Horn
Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s premier engineering, planning, and design consulting firms, serves a wide range of markets, including transportation, aviation, development services, energy, transit, urban design, landscape architecture, and water/wastewater. With more than 7,000 employees in more than 125 offices nationwide, Kimley-Horn is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of People Magazine’s Companies that Care. For more information, please visit www.kimley-horn.com. Follow Kimley-Horn on LinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

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Kimley-Horn: Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Launches Parking Study to Develop Long-Term Improvements

February 06, 2020




Kimley-Horn: Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Launches Parking Study to Develop Long-Term Improvements


OCEAN GROVE, NJ – The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) has retained anational parking expert to mitigate parking congestion in the beachfront community.


The national firm, Kimley-Horn, will identify issues and develop workable parking options informed by fieldobservation and industry best practice. Parking experts will be analyzing parking fluctuations as the town accommodates visitors and service trades over the peak summer months, as well as how to best handle influxes within Ocean Grove.


The consulting firm, with local offices in Princeton and Hoboken, will consider the impact of OG parking availability on the entire town of Neptune. The study will specifically address zones such as the northeast corner that abuts Asbury Park, the Main Ave shopping corridor, beachfront, and area surrounding the Great Auditorium. Targeted solutions may be suggested for various neighborhoods, as a “once-size-fits-all” strategy may not be a sustainable solution.


“This study is not being done with any pre-conceived solutions,” explained OGCMA President Mike Badger. “The Association is deeply concerned about the struggles people are having. My hope is to make improvements which will benefit everyone.”


“This team of parking professionals will be analyzing the parking situation this winter and evaluate how it evolves as we move into the summer months,” he said. “Kimley-Horn is approaching this project as a clean slate, and will build their recommendations based on their direct experience working in other communities around the country who have sharedsimilar parking issues as Ocean Grove.”


A key part of the project scope is community engagement. OGCMA will be conducting public workshops to glean information and ensure any recommendations take into account the needs of various constituencies. For example, it is important that any recommendations do not negatively affect the local hotels or merchants who rely on summer tourism to maintain a vibrant business center.


Badger said he has informed Neptune Mayor Robert Lane, Jr. about the ongoing parking study and has pledged to keep township officials informed of the process, as well as public opportunities to provide comment and participate.


Kimley-Horn will also be providing comment on an informal community proposal that would create residential parking permits. The firm will analyze the feasibility and benefits of such a proposal, as well as “order-of-magnitude” cost estimates to sustain it. OGCMA has provided Kimley-Horn with previous parking recommendations.


Kimley-Horn will provide an assessment of additional spaces that could be added to the current parking inventory based upon granting access to currently-underused land and reconfiguring to diagonal spaces for specific areas. The firm will provide concept functional design diagrams to show expanded parking, if applicable.


“Nothing is off the table,” Badger said. “We are very open to see what can be learned through expert technical analysis. This study is a substantial investment for us. But we believe this professional guidance is needed. We look forward to having the community play a key role in the process and sharing the results for all to consider.”


Kimley-Horn Partners with Madison International Realty to Improve Parking at Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NY

March 28, 2019




Kimley-Horn Partners with Madison International Realty to Improve Parking at Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NY



Raleigh, North Carolina – March 28, 2019 – Kimley-Horn is working with Madison International Realty and their property manager, Cushman Wakefield, to develop parking access and revenue control bid specifications as well as supply construction administration services for the Atlantic Center Mall directly across from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.



Kimley-Horn also will develop bid specifications and provide bidding support for garage management at the Atlantic Center Mall and Queens Place Mall, also owned by Madison International Realty. Work on both projects will begin in early April 2019 and is expected to be complete sometime in July 2019.


Kimley-Horn is a 3,600-person firm with more than 85 offices nationwide. It has been named 12 times as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and is ranked among the top 50 design firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. Kimley-Horn provides planning and design consulting services related to transportation, aviation, the environment, development services, transit, urban planning/landscape architecture, and water resources. For more information, please visit www.kimley-horn.com.