Jim Daisa


Senior Project Manager, Kimley-Horn & Associates

Jim Daisa, P.E., a senior project manager for Kimley-Horn and Associates, has a national practice in the fields of Smart Growth, and Transit Oriented and urban infill development with over 22 years of experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and transportation research. Jim has authored books on designing and evaluating complete streets; some of these publications include Metro Portland’s “Creating Livable Streets: Street Design Guidelines for 2040,” which received an award from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) Recommended Practice “Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach”, as well as contributed to Santa Clara Valley Authority’s Manual on Best Practices in Integrating Transportation and Land Use – Community Design & Transportation. He is currently preparing a 50-year public transportation plan for Fresno County which includes a study of applications for Personal Rapid Transit. Probably the nation’s only municipality to do so, Fresno’s ½ cent sales tax allocates nearly $40 million to explore and develop new technologies, specifically PRT.

Mr. Daisa will present an aspect of the work he is preparing for Fresno County; the development of criteria for suitable applications of PRT in Fresno based on a prototype PRT system Kimley-Horn developed using California State University Fresno as a case study.