ITE’s Third General Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Vanessa Muñoz

Vanessa MunozITE’s third meeting is this Thursday, Oct 31st during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Vanessa Muñoz as our guest speaker. She will be presenting on the City of Rolling Hills Estates – Palos Verdes Drive North Bike Lane Project. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Ms. Vanessa Muñoz is a Deputy Director of Engineering at Willdan with 15 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Her area of expertise includes traffic impact studies, engineering and traffic surveys, design and operations, municipal engineering, and operational analyses. She has designed over 300 signalized intersections for client cities, outside agencies, and Caltrans. Ms. Muñoz is an accomplished engineer for multi-discipline and multi-agency traffic and transportation projects and has supervised the completion of more than 1,000 projects, for a variety of large- to small-scale projects. She understands the importance of meeting schedules and developing the most cost-efficient project in order to meet budgetary constraints. She is responsible for analysis, coordination, and preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for traffic signals, signing, striping, traffic control, flashing beacons, street lighting, interconnect, parking lots, street widening and resurfacing projects.

Ms. Muñoz has secured funding through the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grants and has managed projects that include federal funds such as SRTS, HSIP, ARRA, STIP and STPL. Ms. Muñoz is extremely familiar with the Local Assistance Procedures Manual and has coordinated the approval of NEPA/CEQA, understands the procedures for allocation of construction funds and issuance of the E-76 form.

Ms. Muñoz has performed the street lighting inventory for Master Plans and has developed design plan and performed energy audits for street lighting conversions and upgrade street lighting project.  Most projects have consisted in converting HPS to LED or induction fixtures.

Currently, Ms. Muñoz serves on an on-call basis as the City Traffic Engineer for the City of Rolling Hills and has served on a traffic engineering capacity or as the City Traffic Engineer for the Cities of Arcadia, Camarillo, and Fontana. Prior to joining Willdan, Ms. Muñoz worked as an Assistant Engineer for KOA Corp. and served for one year as an intern in the parking division for the City of West Hollywood. Ms. Muñoz is bilingual, fluent in the Spanish language.

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