Instructor Information


Thomas Mericle PE, TE, Traffic Engineer, Interwest Consulting Group

Mr. Mericle is a Traffic Engineer with Interwest Consulting Group providing traffic engineering and municipal services to local agencies. He previously was a Principal with Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates and was the Transportation Manager for the City of Ventura for over 20 years. He is currently President of the ITE Central Coast Section and has served on local and national ITE committees as well as the past committee chair that put on the 2012 Annual ITE Western District Meeting in Santa Barbara. His experience includes traffic operations, parking, bicycle facilities, traffic laws, local transit, transportation planning and traffic impact studies, neighborhood traffic management, and automated traffic enforcement strategies. He was on the steering committee for the NACTO publication, Urban Street Stormwater Guide and co-wrote a recently released book titled Parking and the City. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. His is a licensed Traffic Engineer in California and a licensed Civil Engineer in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington.

Joy Bhattacharya PE, PTOE, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Group

Mr. Bhattacharya serves as the Director of Innovative Transportation Solutions at Advanced Mobility Group's (AMG). He provides innovative Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, and ITS solutions for the Global Market. He has expertise in traffic engineering, traffic simulation, traffic signal systems with traffic simulation, traffic signal timing, traffic operations, ITS, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, and Smart Cities. He is an ITE fellow and has approximately 25 years of transportation engineering experience.

Obaid Khan PE, Transportation & Operations Manager, City of Dublin, CA

Mr. Khan is a registered Civil Engineer in California with over 24 years of professional experience in the fields of civil and transportation engineering. Since 2012, he has been 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 all traffic signals, intelligent transportation systems, and management of all transportation facilities. Mr. Khan also manages the review of new development applications and construction permits. He has in-depth knowledge in transportation planning, engineering and operations. Mr. Khan has worked on numerous local and regional transportation projects that enables him to bring a real-life perspective to the class.