Corporate Info


Urban Systems, Inc. has specialized in traffic and transportation solutions since its inception.

This specific focus for over thirty-five years has made the company a recognized leader in this field.

The transportation elements of each project are unique and sometimes controversial. Urban Systems has worked with a diverse array of clients and is experienced in all aspects of traffic planning and engineering including master planning, access management, public safety, parking layouts, internal circulation, traffic control and signal operations.

Urban Systems was contracted by the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to work with the Governor’s Task Force and State Police pre Hurricane Katrina in developing the state’s Emergency Evacuation Plan.

During which event, Urban Systems evaluated the current evacuation plans through data and field observations. Computerized modeling was used to study alternatives to revise the plans.

Urban Systems worked with the State to develop the contra-flow reverse lane operation and signage plan.

Additionally, Urban Systems developed the incident management plans for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans Metro Area for the DOTD.

Urban Systems Associates, Inc. believes that being involved in the community is part of its social responsibility, that’s why the CEO, Michael Palamone, participates actively in numerous civic organizations, some of which are listed below:

East Bank Council of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana Chapter of the Urban Land Institute
Strategic Planning Committee – Jefferson Parish School System
Citizens Hospital Task Force
Jefferson Business Coalition – Business Oversight Committee
Bring back New Orleans Commission