ITE’s Second Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Vikas Sharma

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ITE’s second meeting is this Thursday, Oct 17th during U-hour (12-1PM), in the Transpo Lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Vikas Sharma as our guest speaker. He will be discussing what it means to have a career in traffic engineering, and will be reviewing the Crown Valley Parkway TSS Project. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Vikas is an experienced engineer/project manager with over 6 years of progressive experience in traffic signal synchronization, traffic microsimulation, transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, parking studies, safety assessment of transportation facilities, ITS design and planning, statistical and accident modeling and general traffic engineering. He has worked on several traffic signal synchronization projects (over 1000 signals) throughout Orange County, Los Angeles County, Caltrans and San Bernardino County in Southern California and also assisted with previous PASS (Santa Clara) projects. His responsibilities on these projects included signal timing optimization, field finetuning and deployment of optimized signal timing at agencies’ Traffic Management Centers as well as field deployment of timing into various signal controllers. He is proficient in variety of software packages including Synchro 8, VISSIM 5.4, SIDRA, Tru-Traffic TS/PP 10.0, Traffix, Cube and AutoCAD. He is a faculty at California State University at Fullerton and has instructed several courses and ran workshops on traffic engineering, signal synchronization and Synchro/Simtraffic and Microsimulation Modeling at local universities and even at California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona in the past.

ITE’s First Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Alyssa Reynolds

Alyssa ReynoldsITE’s first meeting is this Thursday, Sept 27 during U-hour (12-1 PM), in the Transpo lab (17-2646). We will be hosting Alyssa Reynolds as our guest speaker, who will be discussing how to relate the maintenance aspect of our Traffic Infrastructure to Traffic Engineering. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Come and see what ITE has to offer! Continue reading

Vanessa Munoz on Traffic Engineering

WilldanMs. Vanessa Muñoz PE, TE, PTOE – Willdan, Deputy Director of Engineering

Ms. Munoz graduated from Cal Poly in 1997 with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Ms. Munoz is a Deputy Director of Engineering at Willdan with 14 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering.  Ms. Muñoz duties include the supervision of engineers and technicians providing traffic engineering design and construction services to cities, counties and transportation agencies throughout California.  Ms. Munoz areas of expertise include the preparation of  plans specification and estimates for street widening, street resurfacings, storm drains, traffic signals, street lighting, traffic control, signing and striping projects as well as providing municipal engineering and traffic analysis and operations services.  To date Ms. Munoz has designed over 300 traffic signals and has supervised the completion of over 1000 projects ranging from larger to smaller scale projects.  Ms. Munoz serves as the city traffic engineer for the City of Rolling Hills, prior to joining the Willdan team Ms. Munoz worked for 2 years as an assistant engineering at KOA Corporation.

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