Instructors and Affiliates

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Charles Alexander P.E., Associate and Bicycle/Pedestrian Design Specialist, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Alexander is one of Fehr & Peers' foremost bicycle and pedestrian planning, engineering, and safety experts and is a registered civil engineer in California and Washington. He is the deputy leader of Fehr & Peers' pedestrian and bicycle practice. Charlie's project experience includes serving as the project manager or staff lead for over 50 bicycle- and pedestrian-related projects in the past four years and covers a breadth of subjects from long-range planning to innovative bikeway designs. He is an elite-amateur cyclist and has a lifetime of experience bicycling for recreational and utilitarian purposes.

Bruce Appleyard PhD, AICP Principal, CFA Consultants Pedestrian Safety Evaluator, Technology Transfer Program, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Appleyard has over 20 years of experience working as a transportation planner and urban designer specializing in multimodal street design for safety, access and livability. He has extensive experience working as a consultant in pedestrian and bicycle planning and design, and has been project manager for numerous street safety design studies for cities and counties across California and the US.

Joy Bhattacharya PE, PTOE,Principal, Stantec

Mr. Bhattacharya leads Stantec's Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning team for the US Pacific North. He has expertise in traffic engineering, traffic simulation, traffic signal systems with traffic simulation, traffic signal timing, traffic operations and ITS. He is an ITE fellow and has approximately 20 years of traffic engineering experience.

Johnny Bhullar PE, TE, Senior Transportation Engineer

Mr. Bhullar is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in California and has 29 years of transportation engineering experience with Caltrans. This experience ranges from national and statewide traffic operations policy and standards issues in Headquarters, to their application and field implementation in rural and urban settings. As the engineer on California Highway Patrol's Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team, he also has accident reconstruction experience. He is a member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), participating on Temporary Traffic Control Technical Committee, which partners with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to recommend changes to National MUTCD. For 14 years, Mr. Bhullar was the technical advisor to the California Traffic Control Device Committee (CTCDC). He was an advisor to Caltrans & FHWA on evaluating new signs and pavement markings through the Traffic Control Devices Pooled Fund Study Consortium. He has partnered with FHWA, CPUC and Caltrans instructors in developing and providing training to practitioners on traffic control devices issues. He is also a liaison with California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors on the Traffic Engineer Examination. Mr. Bhullar is one of Caltrans' most knowledgeable experts on traffic control device issues due to his 14-year role as Editor of California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), during which he transitioned California from the Traffic Manual to adopting FHWA's MUTCD. He also had statewide authority and responsibility for CA MUTCD Part 6, Temporary Traffic Control.

Andre Boutros PE, Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

Mr. Boutros retired from public service in December 2014, as the Executive Director of the California Transportation Commission. Andre concluded a career of more than 30 years of direct involvement in the development and preservation of California's transportation infrastructure with extensive focus on program and project delivery, and transportation policy and finance. Andre had staffed the Commission since 2007, holding the positions of Chief Program Delivery Officer and Chief Deputy Director, leading to his appointment to the Executive Director in January 2013. Prior to joining the Commission, Andre spent over 23 years with the California Department of Transportation, holding numerous technical and leadership positions, with extensive involvement in bridge and highway engineering, and program and policy development and implementation. Andre currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, a member of the Steering Committee for the Annual UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on Transportation, Land Use and Environment, and a member of the Board of Directors of the California Transportation Foundation.

Matt Burris AICP, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Raimi + Associates

Mr. Burris, AICP, is a community planner with more than a decade of experience. Mr. Burris specializes in the preparation of General Plans, Climate Action Plans, neighborhood plans, and the implementation of community-scale health and sustainability principles that address the complex interrelationships of land use patterns and transportation systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning and a Master of Science in Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Kristin Calia P.E., TE, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Kristin Calia is a Senior Associate in Fehr & Peers' Roseville office. Ms. Calia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is a Registered Civil Engineer and Traffic Engineer in the State of California and a Registered Civil Engineer in the States of Washington and Nevada. She has over 18 years of traffic engineering experience and has been working for Fehr & Peers for 15 years. Ms. Calia provides effective and innovative solutions to projects from the planning stage through construction. She directed the development of the Fehr & Peers "Quality Assurance Plan for Design Activities" and has been responsible for projects from conceptual engineering through the development of plans, specifications and estimates and into construction. She manages the traffic engineering design for streetscape projects that focus on improving corridors for different modes of travel. Examples include the Mariposa Avenue Safe Routes to School Project, Auburn Boulevard Improvement Project, Del Paso Boulevard Streetscape Project, and Roseville Town Square and Downtown Infrastructure/Streetscape Improvements. She recently completed the Colorado Esplanade Project in Santa Monica which included the design of a two-way cycle-track and improved pedestrian and bicycle connections near the Santa Monica Pier. Ms. Calia's professional experience also includes traffic operations analyses, traffic impact studies, safety studies, and access and circulation studies.

Kevin Chen Senior Transportation Engineer, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Mr. Chen is a licensed Civil Engineer with fifteen years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. He has completed many freeway corridors, interchange and arterial projects throughout California and across US. He has completed many Traffic Operations Reports to support PSR and PA/ED documents for Caltrans District 4 projects. He was a lead staff for several express lane/managed lane projects and corridor system management plans. He is currently a project manager for several ramp metering implementation plans working with MTC and Caltrans District 4 in the Bay Area. He has been serving as an instructor for the Berkeley Tech Transfer Program's Synchro and SimTraffic course since 2012.

Fred Choa PE, Principal, Fehr & Peers Associates

Mr. Choa has more than 15 years of experience in traffic engineering and operations analysis. Fred serves as a National Traffic Operations and ITS Expert due to his expertise in operations (Synchro, Tru-Traffic, PASSER, and TRANSYT) and simulation (SimTraffic, CORSIM, Paramics, and VISSIM). Fred has successfully completed numerous major projects throughout California involving a wide variety of modes and operational issues such as Multi-Modal Signal Coordination, Transit Operations (BRT, LRT, and Shuttle Systems), Transit Signal Priority, HOV / HOT lanes, Interchanges, and Freeway Corridors. He has published several professional papers on issues related to traffic operations and simulation for the ITE and TRB.

John Ciccarelli Owner, Bicycle Solutions; LTAP Field Agent (Planning) - Technology Transfer Program, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

John Ciccarelli is a transportation planner / designer with 20 years experience specializing in bicycle and pedestrian modes, with particular expertise in rapid-assessment safety analysis. As an Evaluator with Tech Transfer since 1998 he has conducted over 60 Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, and Bicycle Safety Assessments throughout California, several involving streets and intersections serving tribal lands. John produced the 2006 Bishop Paiute Reservation Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Plan. John serves on the California Traffic Control Devices Committee representing non-motorized travelers. He is a certified bicycling instructor who teaches adults, teens and children. John holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Bill Cisco PE, Senior Associate / PTV Group

Bill Cisco has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering and planning. Bill's areas of expertise include traffic operations, transportation planning, traffic impact analysis, travel forecasting, congestion management, parking analysis, and training. At PTV, Bill's duties include software sales, account management, product development, training and support. Previously, Bill worked as a consultant for Dowling Associates, CCS Planning & Engineering, and Kaku Associates. Bill is registered as a professional engineer.

Steve Colman PTP, Semi-retired

Steve Colman is a professional transportation planner (PTP) with more than 36 years of experience in all modes of surface transportation, including the preparation of EIR transportation sections and more than 75 traffic impact studies, general plan circulation elements, bikeway plans, and transit system plans. He was a Principal at Dowling Associates in Oakland for more than 20 years. He chaired the Institute of Transportation Engineer's (ITE) technical Coordinating Council 2012-2014, and is currently working on a history of Bay Area transportation. In 2016, he received the Western ITE District's Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award given by the District.

Raymond Davis PE, PTOE, President and Principal Engineer, RED3 Consulting

Mr. Davis has over 35 years of public and private sector experience developing solutions to complex and politically sensitive transportation related problems. He has experience with the planning, design, implementation, day to day operations and maintenance of all aspects of Complete Streets including bicycle and pedestrian facilities, traffic calming and road diets, and other aspects of Context Sensitive Streets. He has served as a Director of Public Works, Transportation Administrator, and a City Traffic Engineer. Mr. Davis is a registered professional Traffic Engineer and is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Philip Demosthenes Consultant, Principle Planner

Mr. Demosthenes has over 38 years of experience in transportation planning, investigation and application of solution strategies, creating programs and policies, access related litigation support, corridor planning, roadway design elements, training and highway safety. He is a recognized national and international authority in the field of access management. Most recently he has been involved in both rural and urban corridor improvement projects in Idaho, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Alaska and Tennessee. He teaches access management courses frequently. He has prepared access management policies and standards for Colorado, Arizona, Alaska, and Abu Dhabi and assisted with access program development in Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Michigan, New Jersey, Louisiana, Florida, British Columbia and Greece. He has been involved in roundabout research and application since 2000. He currently serves as the Chairman for Research on the TRB Roundabout Committee. He is an Emeritus member of the TRB Access Committee. He co-authored the access management chapters in two recent ITE publications: "Urban Street Geometric Design Handbook" (2008) and the "Traffic Engineering Handbook" (2009). He is one of four co-authors of the second edition of the TRB Access Management Manual, 2014.

Adrian Engel PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers
Adrian is the Fehr & Peers Active Transportation Market Leader for the Sierra Region. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering. He has planned and designed numerous complete street, bikeway, and highway interchange projects. Mr. Engel specializes in complete streets, active transportation and sustainable civil engineering projects. In addition to be being a Registered Engineer, he is a LEED-Accredited Professional and currently the Chair of Mission Advancement for the Sacramento District Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Frank Farshidi PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

Dr. Farshidi serves as the project manager for pavement and bridge capital improvement projects team at the City of San Jose, infrastructure management group. He has over 10 years of pavement engineering experience including pavement design and evaluation, material characterization, and training in the state of California. At City of San Jose, he is in charge of planning, designing, and delivering pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects for approximately 6,000 lane miles of pavements. Previously, Frank served as the principal researcher on multiple Caltrans and federally-funded projects including warm mix asphalt, rubberized asphalt binder, and performance-related specification development for pavement projects. Frank is also an adjunct lecturer at San Jose State University department of civil and environmental engineering.

John Fisher PE, PTOE, Traffic Engineer for the City of Culver City, Retired Assistant General Manager Principal, LADOT

Mr. Fisher has over forty-one years of transportation engineering experience, including thirty-nine years with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation and thirteen years as Assistant General Manager. He is a voting member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) and leader of the Delegation of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, which advises the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on traffic management innovations for the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. He is also an advisor to the FHWA on evaluating new signs and pavement markings through the Traffic Control Devices Pooled Fund Study and Institute of Transportation Engineers on connected vehicle technology. Mr. Fisher is a past chairman and a current member of the California Traffic Control Devices Committee (CTCDC) which advises Caltrans on traffic management innovations for the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Raul Galvez PE, Engineering Division Manager, Department of Public Works - City of Fountain Valley

Mr. Galvez has over seventeen years of professional engineering and management experience in the private and public sector. He has eleven years of leadership experience as manager of the Engineering Division at the City of Fountain Valley Department of Public Works. He manages for the City of Fountain Valley a multi-million dollar capital improvement program, including roadway rehabilitation, traffic/transportation, sewer, water, park and development projects. He also works closely with field services managers and superintendents to ensure the City’s Engineering program is fully synchronized with field services. He is also an authoring member and Co-Chairman of WATCH Manual Committee and has taught college and university courses for over fifteen years.

Leonard Gilliana Lead Signal Technician, City of Walnut Creek

Mr. Gilliana is the Lead Signal Technician for the City of Walnut Creek. During the past 32 years, he managed the implementation of four signal master upgrades, participated in the design and implementation of the upgrades of communications systems, traffic signal controllers and all related choice of signal cabinet equipment. He developed a routine maintenance program which almost eliminated all malfunction calls.

Joseph Goldhammer Consultant, Retired from San Diego County Department of Public Works

Mr. Goldhammer has extensive experience in public works projects, having worked for over 20 years at the County of San Diego Department of Public Works with responsibilities over a wide range of street and highway construction and design work. He has also taught soils engineering at Southwestern College and has served as a consultant to Paramount Petroleum Corporation.

Eric Gonzales Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in urban traffic operations and large-scale multimodal transportation systems. He teaches transportation engineering and transportation planning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has also assisted with the instruction of courses on civil engineering, transportation systems engineering, and worked on developing a course in public transit systems. He is a member of ASCE and ITE, and his research includes work to understand the dynamics of urban traffic congestions through theoretical and applied studies.

Geoffrey Gosling Principal, Aviation System Consulting, Berkeley, CA
Christopher Gray AICP, Senior Associate Professor, WRCOG

Mr. Gray is a Senior Associate with 18 years' experience in transportation planning, Sustainable Transportation, Complete Streets, climate change studies, travel demand forecasting, parking studies, transit studies, and Smart Growth. Chris has worked extensively in California, other areas of the United States, and internationally. He earned a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida and a Master's of Science in Planning from Florida State University.

Irwin Guada Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley

Mr. Guada serves as the Laboratory and Field Operations Manager at the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC), Berkeley. He supervises the nationally accredited laboratory specializing in pavement materials testing for highways, ports, and airfields. As project manager and engineer for statewide implementation and research projects, Irwin has led and conducted numerous field investigations to sample materials, conduct feasibility analyses, and monitor and inspect construction projects. A professional civil engineer with 20 years of laboratory, construction, maintenance, and design experience, his recent work includes surface characterization of concrete pavements for noise, friction, and texture. Irwin has lectured at San Jose State University, presented at national conferences, and been published in several peer reviewed journals.

Matt Haynes P.E., AICP, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Matt Haynes has over ten years' experience and is a Senior Associate managing Fehr & Peers' San José office. As a member of Fehr & Peers' Smart Growth Discipline Group and CoolConnections initiative team, he is an expert in sustainable transportation and mobility strategies. He has an extensive background in integrated transportation and land use studies, bicycle and pedestrian planning, multimodal corridor studies, and in non-motorized travel demand forecasting. Matt has served as project manager on numerous multimodal transportation studies and station area plans, including the Diridon Station Area Plan, Warm Springs / South Fremont BART Station Area study and the transportation element of the San Jose Envision 2040 General Plan. Recent experience includes leading a multidisciplinary team of planners, urban designers, and engineers as part of the Ventura Citywide Mobility Plan and managing the US-101 Greenbrae Multimodal Corridor study in Marin County.

Robert Himes PE, President, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.
Mr. Himes has over 30 years of experience in municipal and transportation engineering with Mark Thomas. Rob is a President of the firm and specializes in all aspects of transportation projects ranging from transportation studies to construction documents. Rob's experience in managing studies includes, project reports, project study reports, and concept approval reports.
Jay Holombo PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J

Mr. Holombo has nearly 20 years of experience at consulting companies and Caltrans that includes bridge structural design, construction support, and research. He has also taught bridge design courses to bridge design engineers in California.

Larry Horsman Civil and Materials Engineer, San Diego County Department of Public Works

Mr. Horsman teaches building construction and technology at Mesa College in San Diego. His expertise includes construction materials, building inspection, construction management, and construction practices. At the San Diego County Department of Public Works, he runs the county DPW Materials Lab and works with geotechnical, materials, hazmat, and constructability issues.

David Jones PhD, Associate Director, University of California Pavement Research Center, UC Davis

Dr. Jones is the Associate Director of the University of California Pavement Research Center. At the UCPRC, he manages research projects on a range of topics for Caltrans, CalRecycle, FHWA and FAA, with a personal interest in sustainable pavements. His current research focus is on pavement recycling and the use of recycled materials in pavement applications. Dr Jones has more than 30 years of pavement engineering experience and has worked on projects in 25 countries. He has published more than 130 peer reviewed journal articles, guidelines, books, and more than 180 technical reports, specifications, guidelines and protocols. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board and a past chair of the TRB's Committee on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials.

Victor Kamhi Director of Transit Programs, Ventura County Transportation Commission

Mr. Kamhi has extensive transportation planning experience in northern and southern California. He teaches planning and transportation courses at Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In his current position, Kamhi manages and supervises the transit activities of the Ventura County Transportation Commission, including operation of the VISTA fixed route and dial-a-ride services, the guaranteed ride home program, countywide ADA transit certification, and the county's participation in Metrolink.

Obaid Khan PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 23 years of professional experience in the fields of civil and transportation engineering. He has a Master of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Civil and Transportation engineering. Since 2012, he is overseeing the Transportation Division at the City of Dublin. His Division is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of transportation capital projects as well as the operation of over 93 traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and management of all transportation facilities. Mr. Khan also manages the review of new development applications and construction permits. As part of his responsibilities, he oversees the City's Pavement Management Program.

Crystal Killian PE, City of Los Angeles

Ms. Killian is a Professional Civil Engineer and a Traffic Engineer with more than 20 years of transportation engineering experience with the City of Los Angeles in the Department of Transportation. She has been involved in programs for parking, special events, emergency response, liability management, neighborhood traffic calming, school safety and pedestrian safety.

Jeremy Klop AICP, Principal, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Klop brings an effective blend of experience in multimodal transportation planning, modeling, and operations analysis. With this integrated understanding of both the multimodal planning and operation implications, he provides a wide range of services including complete streets policy and design, multimodal transportation planning in campus, medical, and downtown settings, transit operations and signal priority, corridor studies and livable street design, and smart growth modeling and forecasting. In addition to project experience, he publishes and presents on the relationship between urban form and trip generation, complete streets, and bicycle and pedestrian facility planning, including a co-author role for the Bicycle and Pedestrian chapter in the ITE Transportation Planning Handbook (2009). He is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Michael Kodama Executive Director, Eco-Rapid Transit

Mr. Kodama is the Executive Director for Eco-Rapid Transit, a joint powers authority with 13 members, including 12 cities and Bob Hope Airport. He is also an Adjunct Professor teaching transportation planning at the University of Southern California and has his own consulting practice. Mr. Kodama is leading the effort to develop a new rail transit line in Southeast Los Angeles County that would serve over 70,000 riders per day along a 20-mile alignment. He recently led efforts to develop a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Corridor Guidebook. He has over 25 years of professional transportation planning experience and has been involved in TOD and parking management throughout the country. Mr. Kodama has a M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Joseph Kott PhD, AICP, PTP, Principal, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities

Dr. Kott has over thirty years of experience in transportation planning, including as Chief Transportation Official for the City of Palo Alto. He has a B.A. from Wayne State University, master's degrees in urban and regional planning from the University of North Carolina, and in transport planning and traffic engineering from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a PhD in urban and regional transport planning from Curtin university in Perth, Australia. Dr. Kott's 2011 doctoral dissertation, "Streets of Clay: Design and Assessment of Sustainable Urban and Suburban Streets," dealt with complete streets. Dr. Kott was directly involved in the planning of two complete streets projects in Palo Alto.

Nazir Lalani PE, President- Traffex Engineers Inc., Ventura, CA

Mr. Nazir Lalani is the President of a transportation consulting firm that provides consulting services to local agencies, ranging from the complete responsibilities of traffic engineering functions to specialized operations, such as synchronized signal systems, as well as studies designed to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Nazir is currently the Contract City Traffic Engineer for the City of La Quinta in Southern California. In 2009, Nazir completed ten years of service with the County of Ventura, California where he was the Deputy Director of the Transportation Department in charge of the Traffic and Transportation Division of the Public Works Agency. Nazir has also held local government positions with the City of Ventura and the Santa Barbara County, California; the City of Lakewood, Colorado; the City of Phoenix, Arizona; and the Greater London Council in England.

Richard Lee PhD, AICP, Director of Innovation and Sustainability, VRPA Technologies, Inc

Dr. Lee has 30 years of experience as a transportation consultant and academic, mainly in California. He has taught transportation planning and led research projects at UC-Berkeley (2007-2009), Cal Poly SLO, UC-Davis, Massey University (New Zealand) and San José State University (where he has taught for 10 years). As a consultant he has led Regional Transportation Plan and General Plan studies, transit projects, and project level EIRs. This broad experience has given him first-hand experience with complete streets, from policy development to implementation. Richard enjoys working with local, regional and state agencies as well as the private sector to develop feasible circulation solutions tailored to specific community needs. He is Director of Innovation and Sustainability at VRPA Technologies, Inc. and a Principal at the non-profit research and policy institute, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities.

James Lightbody Senior Project Manager, Lightbody Consulting

Mr. Lightbody is a Senior Project Manager with extensive experience working in transportation and community development. He is currently managing transportation projects for the City of Mountain View and recently served as Interim Chief Transportation Official with the City of Palo Alto. Mr. Lightbody has also managed transit and corridor planning projects for AECOM. He has been lead instructor and course developer for the Bus Rapid Transit training course sponsored by the National Transit Institute. Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Lightbody served for 33 years as a senior manager with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), most recently as Deputy Director for Planning and Development. Mr. Lightbody also represented VTA on the BRT Consortium established by FTA and participated on TCRP panels conducting BRT research.

Tim Lipman PhD, Co-Director, UC Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Timothy Lipman, PhD, is an energy and environmental technology, economics, and policy researcher with the University of California - Berkeley. He is serving as Co-Director for the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), based at the Institute of Transportation Studies. Dr. Lipman's research focuses on electric vehicles, fuel cell technology, renewable energy, and electricity and hydrogen infrastructure. He is Chair of the Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, a member of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Gordon Lum PE, Project Manager, Willdan Engineering

Mr. Lum has been a registered traffic engineer in California for over 25 years, splitting time equally between the private and public sectors. He has been directly involved in many aspects of traffic engineering, including reducing correctable collisions, conducting speed surveys, implementing parking restrictions, relieving congestion, making public presentations, coordinating signals, and analyzing future traffic impacts. Gordon is an ITE Fellow.

David Mahama PE, Senior Associate, DKS Associates

Mr. Mahama is the Design/Traffic Group Leader at DKS Associates. He is one of three Project Managers selected by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to retime approximately 550 Traffic Signal annually throughout the Bay Area. His professional experience includes traffic operations, signal design, traffic signing and striping design, intelligent transportation systems design (ITS), and transportation studies.

Michael Mauch PhD, Research Engineer, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Mauch has over 25 years of experience in academic research and consulting practice. He specializes in transportation performance metrics, data analytics, applications programming, mathematical model building and statistical analysis. Mike's prior academic research experience includes serving as a Senior Development Engineer for UC Berkeley's ITS and PATH programs. On the consulting side, he currently serves as a Senior Analytics Consultant with for the Iteris Performance Analytics division. Previous consulting experience includes serving as: Senior Consultant for System Metrics Group; Senior Data Analyst for DKS Associates; and Travel Demand Modeler for Crain & Associates.

Ryan McClain P.E., Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Ryan McClain has worked in the transportation engineering field for over ten years, with extensive experience in transportation design and traffic operations analysis, working on projects ranging in size from single intersections to complex, multi-highway interchanges. He provides multimodal conceptual design, operations analysis and alternative evaluation. Leveraging his background in detailed design, Ryan works with public agencies to provide feasible solutions to transportation issues that work from an operations and design perspective and meet the needs of the community. Recent complete streets projects that Ryan has been involved with include Telegraph Avenue and 20th Street in Oakland, Hearst Avenue and Bancroft Way in Berkeley, and Citrus Fair Drive/US 101 Interchange in Cloverdale. Ryan is also currently overseeing Active Transportation Plan implementation projects in Albany and Palo Alto.

Jeff McMullen Chief of ITS, City of Fresno

Mr. McMullen has over 30 years of experience in the maintenance, design and operation of signalized intersections. He retired from Caltrans, District 6 after 23 years and retired as an Associate Transportation Electrical Engineer in charge of the Signal Operations Branch. He was a co-chair of the Traffic Signal Operations Committee. McMullen also worked in the private sector as VP of ITS for Western Pacific Signal. While there he provided training and technical support for NEMA and 2070 controllers and cabinets, as well as the controller and central system software. Currently, in charge of the Traffic Operations Center at the City of Fresno, he is responsible for the City's signal timing and coordination of over 500 signalized intersections.

Sami Megally PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

Mr. Megally specializes in bridge structural design, and for nearly 20 years has worked as a bridge engineer and researcher. He has published numerous research and practice publications in national and international forums. He has also taught prestressed concrete design classes at the University of California San Diego.

Thomas Mericle PE, PTOE, City Traffic/Transportation Engineer, City of San Buenaventura

Mr. Mericle has handled local traffic engineering issues in both city government and private consulting. He has served as President of ITE Central Coast Section and on local and national ITE committees. His experience includes traffic operations, traffic laws, local transit, traffic studies, neighborhood traffic management, and automated traffic enforcement strategies. A recent transit center project managed by Mericle won the 2003 Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award.

Ronald Milam AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers

Mr. Ronald T. Milam is a certified planner (AICP) and professional transportation planner (PTP) with more than 25 years of experience in all modes of surface transportation. His project assignments routinely involve CEQA legal defensibility while his research time is spent on big data applications, VMT analysis, multi-modal metrics, and land use/transportation interactions. His work on VMT analysis includes contributions to the FHWA Handbook for Estimating Transportation Greenhouse Gases for Integration into the Planning Process and the CAPCOA Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures plus direct consulting to OPR, Caltrans, MPOs, and local agencies on SB 743 implementation.

Rock Miller PE, PTOE, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering, Stantec Consulting

Mr. Miller is a registered engineer in California and is recognized as a leader in planning and design for complete streets and active transportation, with nearly 40 years in the transportation profession. Rock is expert in working through issues posed by working with legacy design guidelines while providing for innovative transportation improvements. He has served as the International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and has served on Caltrans and National Traffic Control Devices committees. Rock is also an expert on engineering liability defense and has assisted Caltrans in litigation of design conditions on State Highways. Rock is also an excellent instructor and has delivered popular classes for Tech Transfer for many years.

Amjad Obeid PE, Construction Safety Coordinator & Traffic Advisor, State of California - Caltrans

Mr. Obeid has over 26 years of experience in highway transportation and is a registered Civil Engineer with the State of California. He was a Resident Engineer who oversaw the construction of multi-million dollar projects and state highways. As a Resident Engineer, Mr. Obeid oversaw the contractor's implementation of the Traffic Management Plans and compliance with the project and Standard Plans pertaining to traffic control. Mr. Obeid coordinated multiple closures for various contracts and contractors within the same corridor of construction zones, reviewed and resolved conflicting closures, and provided optimal solutions for motorists to safely maneuver thru construction zones. As the Lead Safety Coordinator/ Traffic Advisor for the Division of Construction, Mr. Obeid provided Annual Safety Refresher training to construction staff, conducted safety reviews of job sites within the district, responded to incident and accident situations, updated Caltrans safety protocols, and enforced traffic safety with contractors to provide a safe environment for the workers, inspectors, and the public motorists.

Norma Ortega Chief Financial Officer, California Department of Transportation

Norma Ortega was appointed Chief Financial Officer for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in August 2009. Ms. Ortega has been with Caltrans over 25 years and has served in a number of increasing responsible fiscal management positions including serving as Acting, Chief Deputy Director during 2013 and 2014, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to manage the internal operations of Caltrans. During her career at Caltrans, Ms. Ortega has lead a number of fiscal strategies designed to keep funds flowing for transportation, including serving as Caltrans lead on the Road Charge Pilot Program. Other strategies include aggressive cash management of funds during very challenging fiscal times, allowing projects to continue through numerous years of stops and starts of funding, federal approval of almost $5 billion in federal toll credits, reduction of federal inactive obligations, and capturing over $1.5 billion of additional federal funds from other states through the August Redistribution of funds.

Adolfo Ozaeta PE, TE, City Traffic Engineer, Department of Public Works, City of Westminster

Adolfo Ozaeta has 20 years of professional engineering and management experience in the private and public sector. At Westminster, Mr. Ozaeta is responsible for the City's Intelligent Transportation Systems Program, Traffic Management Center, and Parking Management System. Additionally, he oversees transportation policy and planning, environmental impact analysis, traffic signal operations, traffic engineering, special event management, transit planning and operations, and transportation safety. He is responsible for overseeing the City's Mobility Element and Active Transportation Plan. Mr. Ozaeta is the City's lead grant writer and legal expert on matters related to traffic/transportation engineering. Mr. Ozaeta is an authoring member of the Work Area Traffic Control Handbook (WATCH). He is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and Registered Professional Traffic Engineer in the State of California.

Jason Pack P.E., Principal, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Jason Pack began working for Fehr & Peers after receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis in 1999. He has worked on a wide variety of transportation projects, from general plans and specific plans to detailed corridor, interchange, and signal coordination studies. Most of his projects feature a complete streets element and many involve Caltrans. Additionally, he has applied or developed travel demand forecast models on over 50 projects in the State of California. Jason has had papers/presentations accepted to the TRB National Roundabout Conference, the ITE National Conference, and the California APA Conferences. Jason has worked on a variety of complete/livable street projects, including the San Marcos General Plan Mobility Element, Holt Boulevard Corridor Plan, Carlsbad General Plan Mobility Element, and the award winning Carlsbad Livable Streets Assessment.

Josh Peterman PE, TE, Senior Associate, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Peterman is an Associate in the Walnut Creek office of Fehr & Peers. He has 15 years of experience in the design and implementation of traffic signals and signal systems, ITS, striping and signing, as well as pedestrian and bicycle improvements. Josh has completed designs for dozens of agencies, public and private entities and institutions. He has been responsible for the development and implementation of specialized communications systems for transportation projects, including a wide array of hardware and software. He is a registered Civil and Traffic Engineer in CA. Mr. Peterman graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996, obtained a M.S. degree from University of Texas at Austin in Civil Engineering in 1999, and also holds a certificate in Telecommunications and Network Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Rafat Raie PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek

Mr. Raie has nearly 25 years of Traffic Engineering experience including design, operation, planning, and maintenance. As an instructor with ITS Tech Transfer for the past nine years, he has shared his professional experience in pedestrian facility design and operations in communities throughout California. He has a well rounded experience in traffic signal systems, parking systems, innovative pedestrian facilities, and ADA standards.

Ahmad Rastegarpour PE, Consultant, AECOM Company
Retired, Caltrans (32 years)

Ahmad Rastegarpour has over 33 years of experience in Intelligent Transportation System, National and State Standards for Signalized Intersections, Traffic Signal Software Development, Integration, and Deployment, Caltrans Model 170 Traffic Signal Control Software C8 Operations Manual, Traffic Signal Optimization for Local and Arterial Systems, Central Traffic Signal Surveillance and Management System, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), California MUTCD, Bicycle and Motorcycle Detection Standards and Accessible Pedestrian Signal Systems.

Matthew Ridgway AICP, Principal, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

Mr. Matthew Ridgway has been involved in many of Fehr & Peers' highest visibility and most complex multi-modal projects. He is the leader of the firm's pedestrian and bicycle practice, serves as part of the team developing/maintaining the FHWA Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, is a member of the Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee, and is past Chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers' (ITE) Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. He has developed hundreds of multi-modal plans and designs. He has also contributed to a variety of publications, including ITE Planning Urban Roadway Systems (2012); UC Berkeley Technology Transfer, Guide for Conducting Pedestrian Safety Assessments in California (2008); AASHTO Guide to the Development of Bikeways (2012); UC Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering (16th Edition in2007); and ITE Informational Report on Bicycle Innovations (2002).

Charles Rivasplata PhD, Senior Transportation Planner, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency SFMTA

Dr. Rivasplata has 25 years of experience in transportation planning. In addition to the SFMTA, he is a lecturer at San Jose State (SJSU) and the University of California (UC). His professional portfolio features work on modal strategies, including the Transportation Element of the San Francisco General Plan, a bike-transit catchment study, and the development of transit integration policy in the Bay Area.

Dave Royer TE, CE, Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer, Retired Principal Engineer, LADOT

David Royer is a 35 year instructor and affiliate of Tech Transfer. Dave co-created and teaches our Work Zone Safety, our Roadside Safety & Barrier Systems, and our Maintaining Retroreflectivity at Required Levels course. He also served as an LTAP Field Agent during the period that Tech-Transfer served as the California LTAP Center. He retired at the position of Principal Transportation Engineer from LADOT after 35 years of service, and for the past 18 years he has been a Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer. Because of his extensive experience and teaching in the field of work zone safety, he voluntarily represents Tech Transfer on the WATCH Manual Committee and on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (Part 6 of the MUTCD).

Gian-Claudia Sciara PhD, AICP, Professional Researcher, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies

Gian-Claudia Sciara is a researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis. Her portfolio addresses institutional questions in transportation planning, policy, and finance across national, state, regional and local levels, and her current work examines implementation of SB375 in California, which makes greenhouse gas reduction a central policy goal for regional transportation. Her publications address funding for advance environmental mitigation of infrastructure projects; Congressional earmarking's impacts on regional decision making; revenue generation for metropolitan infrastructure; and HOT-lane equity and planning.
Dr. Sciara earned the Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and is active member of the Transportation Research Board and its Transportation Programming and Investment Decision-Making Committee.

Bill Shao PE, TE, PTOE, City of Los Angeles

Mr. Bill Shao is a senior transportation engineer with the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Currently a program lead in systems operations and capital planning for signal systems/ITS, he has over two decades of experience with the City, both in capital outlays and operational/safety projects that span across highway, transit, rail, ITS, and non-motorized modes. Previously an instructor for the Los Angeles METRO, he is experienced in signal timing, signal design, and construction traffic handlings; and he has served in research panels for TRB-NCHRP and FHWA. A California registered civil engineer and traffic engineer, he holds a M.S. in transportation systems engineering and a B.S. in civil engineering from University of California, Irvine; and a M.S. in transportation management from San Jose State University.

Donald Shupp Principal, Western Pacific Signal

Mr. Donald Shupp is the founder and CEO of Western Pacific Signal (WP Signal), a regional integrator of Adaptive Signal Control-based, Model 2070-based Advanced Traffic Management Systems, based in the Bay Area. Mr. Shupp began his transportation industry career in 1990, while led to establishing the system integration firm, WP Signal, in 1997. Since that time, Mr. Shupp has been involved in upgrading various NEMA, Type 170, Type 2070 traffic controllers, and central-based ATMS software for > 50 local agency clients throughout California and Washington States. Mr. Shupp served as a former chair of the Arterial Operations Committee (AOC) of the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC). Mr. Shupp is a Level II Traffic Signal Technician, certified by the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA), and an active member of ITS California. He is active with several Connected Vehicle Initiative projects, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.

James Signore PhD, PE, Associate, NCE

Dr. Signore is an Associate at NCE in Richmond, CA. He has over 25 years of engineering experience including 20 years in the pavement field. He is responsible for design, rehabilitation, and material issues for pavement projects for numerous California local agencies, Caltrans Pavement Program, and San Francisco International Airport. He specializes in pavement design and evaluation, rehabilitation and maintenance, materials assessment, and training. His work for Caltrans includes managing the On-Call Engineering contract and formerly included involvement with the development of Superpave mix designs, next generation mechanistic pavement design, and long life AC performance designs.
Dr. Signore is a Member of the TRB Committee AFD70 - Pavement Rehabilitation, AFD70-1 - Pavement Interlayer Systems, and FAA Airport Pavement Technical Working Group. He has published and presented for 20 years at TRB and at many international conferences. He has taught at San Jose State University and for the National Highway Institute and continues to teach for ASCE.

Roger Smith Consultant on Asphalt Pavements

Roger Smith is a consultant specializing in asphalt pavement and materials. In addition to his asphalt consulting services, he has provided training services through the state Technology Transfer (T2) Centers in California and Nevada. He also creates and delivers pavement training classes for the Institute of Transportation Studies (U.C. Berkeley) and the California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA), and is a part-time Pavement Specialist with the California Pavement Preservation Center at Chico State University. Roger began his career with Caltrans, ending up as the Senior Engineer in charge of the asphalt materials section of Caltrans' Transportation Laboratory (Translab) in Sacramento. After leaving Caltrans, he worked for 10 years as a field engineer for the Asphalt Institute and later served as Executive Director of the Northern California Asphalt Producers Association (NCAPA). He is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Aleksandar Stevanovic PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic is a member of TRB AHB25 Committee for Traffic Signal Systems and member of ITE, TRB, ASCE, and other professional societies. He has authored more than 80 journal and conference papers and 20 technical reports for various national and state transportation agencies. Dr. Stevanovic has hands-on experience with multiple Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. He is the author of NCHRP Synthesis 403 - Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: Domestic and Foreign State of Practice and numerous papers and reports about Adaptive Traffic Control Systems and traffic signals in general. Dr. Stevanovic has been involved in multiple procurement processes and field evaluations of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. He has also designed interface logics between those systems and micro-simulation models and customized fine-tuned adaptive operations on his own. He has organized, and participated on, multiple industry panels and sessions about Adaptive Traffic Control Systems.

Gordon Wang PE, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA ; Former Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Expert, Caltrans

Mr. Wang is a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience. He served as the expert on TTC for California State DOT (Caltrans). He was in charge of the Standard Plans and Specifications for TTC Systems. He supported the California Traffic Control Devices Committee on TTC issues and adopting Part 6, Temporary Traffic Control of the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). He initiated and completed action items in the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). He also provided statements and depositions as the most knowledgeable person from Caltrans in legal cases involving work zone traffic accidents. Twice a year he organized Work Zone Traffic Safety Conferences between Caltrans, Flasher Barricade Association (FBA) and UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Tech Transfer Program (Tech Transfer). They were platforms for hundreds of regulators, professionals, educators, and industry experts to meet, to learn and to discuss TTC & work zone safety. Recently he transferred to Cal/OSHA in order to gain expertise in safety, enforcement and legal proceedings. Currently, he is serving as board members at Maintenance Superintendent Association (MSA) and FBA.

Richard Willson PhD, FAICP, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona

Dr. Willson is a professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Willson is an expert on transportation planning, parking supply and management, and climate change planning. His 2013 book, Parking Reform Made Easy provides a method for reforming minimum parking requirement. Parking Management for Smart Growth (2015) provides a strategic approach to parking management in the context of a sharing economy. Dr. Willson consults on parking issues with regional and local agencies such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, local cities, and developers of urban infill projects. Dr. Willson holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Margot Yapp PE, Vice President, NCE

Ms. Yapp has over 25 years of experience in the area of transportation engineering specializing in pavement design, asset/pavement management and research for roads, highways and airfields. She has also implemented many Pavement Management Systems for cities, counties and airports in California, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. She has taught workshops on pavement management systems for the National Highway Institute. She has been the Project Manager for the California Statewide Local Streets and Roads Needs Assessment since 2008 and recently completed the 2014 update. On this project, she directed the development of a website, online database and data collection from all 540 cities and counties, the development of the needs and scenario methodologies for both pavement and non-pavement assets, and the funding analysis. She was also responsible for communicating the results to a wide variety of audiences, including state legislators.