Member Spotlight: BETA Group, Inc.

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BETA Group, Inc., founded in 1982, is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary consulting firm based in New England. With a team of over 160 engineers, planners, scientists, landscape architects, construction managers, and support staff, BETA specializes in providing sustainable and innovative solutions. They are dedicated to improving communities through their integrated services, including planning, analysis, and design for municipalities and agencies. BETA serves communities throughout New England and is proud to have a local office right in Manchester, NH.

With a wealth of experience spanning four decades, BETA is a trusted provider of traffic, transportation, and planning services. Their skilled team excels in safety studies, traffic volume assessments, capacity analysis, traffic management, road safety audits, and more. BETA’s expertise extends to various road types and intersections, including complex geometries and roundabouts. Furthermore, they have a strong track record in designing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, such as rail-to-trail projects, on-road lanes, ADA-compliant sidewalks, and more, offering comprehensive services from initial assessment to final design and contract documentation.

Joining Plan NH gives us the opportunity to help improve more communities by working closely with them to achieve their goals.
John Byatt
Vice President

Quick Q&A

with John Byatt

Why did your firm join Plan NH?

" Our tagline is 'Improving Communities Together', and Plan NH does that too.  Joining Plan NH gives us the opportunity to help improve more communities by working closely with them to achieve their goals. Our experience and depth in transportation planning, traffic and safety analysis, and design and landscape architecture, makes working with Plan NH a great fit for us. "

What is your favorite part of Plan NH?

" We are relatively new to Plan NH and had the opportunity to participate in our first Plan NH Charrette in Manchester earlier this year. Kien Ho, our most senior traffic engineer, joined the charrette team and really enjoyed the experience. He enjoyed working with community leaders and members to try to improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations in an underserved neighborhood where vehicular travel is not always an option. Through Plan NH, we also enjoy the opportunity to meet others engaged in planning and engineering who are similarly passionate about the impact the built environment can have on local communities. "

Is there anything else we should know about your firm?

" Our employee owners are our greatest asset. Their dedication to their craft, to our clients, and to the communities we serve is an inspiration. In addition to the work they perform, they regularly volunteer time on local committees and participate in charitable events to help support their own communities. "

Read more about BETA’s experience with the Manchester Community Design Charrette on their blog here. To learn more about BETA Group, call their New Hampshire office at 844-800-2382 or visit¬†their website at

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