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Transportation and Traffic Engineering for Litigation, Regulations, Environment-Expert and Consultant

Technical Consultant #2434


Expertise

  • Transportation Engineer and Litigation Consultant providing legal and technical support to major municipalities: subways, railroads, airports, ferry, bus fleets, and traffic operations management.
  • Transportation accident and safety analysis.
  • Evaluation and report transportation studies.
  • Industry and government rules, regulations, guidelines, controls, training, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Pedestrian and passenger injuries and fatalities (subway, commuter rail, AMTRAK, light rail, transit bus, commuter bus, intercity bus, ferry, cruise ship, bicycle, motorcycle, commercial vehicle, roadway and intermodal terminals.
  • School bus and student safety (bus stop, walking and occupant).
  • Vehicle speed, time and braking distance analysis.
  • Railroad-grade crossings (vehicle and pedestrian); slips, trips, missteps and falls.
  • Walking area: Pathway, escalator, elevator, ramp, stairway and height; passenger terminal, station and platform safety, human factors in pedestrian and vehicle interaction.
  • Vehicle operator human errors and mishaps.
  • Environmental issues; lighting. Geometric design (highways and streets); information technology, signage and communication systems.
  • Work zone and workplace safety: Traffic regulations and controls (intersection, signage, roadway markings), traffic signals and access management.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Platform to railcar gap accidents
  • Pedestrians on railroad right-of-way (passengers falling from platform onto active track, passengers struck by train while standing on platform, pedestrians struck by train while standing on or near railroad track.
  • Pedestrian and train collisions.
  • Vehicle and train (light rail, commuter rail and motor vehicle) collision.
  • Pedestrian and vehicle collision, railroad grade-crossing safety and sight distance; vehicle operator and sight distance.
  • Railroad right-of-way fence collapse; metal plate in curb cut; train and light rail jerk while in station and in motion; failure to follow job rules and regulations; premature railcar door closing and opening.
  • Terminal and station crowd management; information technology and communication systems; operation of terminals, stations, parking and intermodal facilities.
  • Human factors and errors in operating vehicles (train, light rail, commercial vehicle, bus, school bus, cog train).
  • Highway intersection and crosswalk safety; bicycle master planning and safe operations.
  • Work zone and work place safety (pedestrians, workers, vehicles, OSHA, FELA and Jones Act).
  • Safe bus stops and shelter locations and design.
  • Accommodations for the elderly and disabled; vehicle securement systems for the disabled, school bus passenger safety and security, school bus stop location, safety, routing, roles and responsibilities.
  • Testimony: Accident and safety analysis, report-evaluation and study, interpretation of industry government regulations, rules, guidelines, control policies, and procedures.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Transportation Consultants, Owner and Expert Witness,1988 - Present

Cases and Activities

  • Platform to railcar gap accidents; pedestrians on railroad right-of-way.
  • Passenger platform fall - active track. Passenger train strike while standing on platform. Pedestrian strike by train while standing on or near railroad track.
  • Railroad track; pedestrian and train collision; vehicle and train (light rail, commuter rail and motor vehicle) collision; pedestrian and vehicle collision, railroad grade-crossing safety and sight distance.
  • Vehicle operator and sight distance, railroad right-of-way fence collapse, metal plate in curb cut.
  • Train and light rail jerk while in station and in motion. failure to follow job rules and regulations.
  • Premature railcar door closing and opening; terminal and station crowd management.
  • Information technology and communication systems.
  • Operation of terminals, stations, parking and intermodal facilities.
  • Human factors and errors in operating vehicles, (train, light rail, commercial vehicle, bus, school bus, cog train).
  • Highway intersection and crosswalk safety; bicycle master planning and safe operations.
  • Work zone and work place safety (pedestrians, workers, vehicles, OSHA, FELA and Jones Act).
  • Safe bus stops, shelter locations and design; accommodations for the elderly and disabled.
  • Vehicle securement systems for the disabled, school bus passenger safety and security, school bus stop location, safety, routing, roles and responsibilities.

New York City Department of Transportation, New York, NY, 1970 - 1988

  • Chief of Transit Planning and Administrative Engineer, 1984 - 1988
  • Bureau of Ferries and Aviation, Administrative Engineer, 1982 - 1984
  • Assistant Commissioner and Executive Director, 1976 - 1982
  • Director of Planning and Research, 1970 - 1976
  • Transportation Planning Engineer, 1963 - 1967

New York State Office of Planning Coordination, New York, NY, 1967 - 1970

  • Associate Transportation Planner

New York City Transit Authority, New York, NY, 1962 - 1963

  • Junior Engineer, Construction Division

New York City Department of Health, Environmental Division, New York, NY

  • Engineering Technician

Essential Demolition Company, Brooklyn, NY

  • Field Supervisor

Specific Focus

Consulting

  • Leading expert and educator in transportation and logistics planning, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations and management.
  • Urban and regional transportation, intermodal transportation, passenger and freight terminal facilities, traffic impact, trip generation, trip distribution, parking, bus and rail transit.
  • Highways, air transportation, economics, performance standards, modeling and simulation, transportation algorithms and network analysis, hazardous materials, traffic and environmental.
  • Safety, health and safety, commuter rail, human factors, construction technology, infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation, international transportation management.
  • Facility and supply chain management, goods movement, marine transportation, port development and operations, airport development and operations.
  • Conduct corridor analyses, transportation feasibility studies, and environmental impact assessments. Planned and managed capital construction projects.
  • Establish new transportation technologies and systems.
  • Platform to railcar gap accidents.

Transportation Management

  • Organize, bureaus, divisions, units, project teams and task forces, as well as a private practice with full profit and loss responsibility.
  • Developed short and long-range strategic and business plans. Formulated policies, procedures, systems and controls.
  • Reviewed and streamlined operations to improve overall productivity and efficiency.
  • Directed up to 800 managerial, professional, and technical and support personnel.
  • Recruited, hired and trained all levels of staff and consultants.
  • Forecasted and developed operating and capital budgets.
  • Organized and monitored special events and other projects.

Business Development

  • Customize programs and strategies to suit the objectives and requirements of diverse clients, including corporations, governments and academic institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Advisor on privatization, asset management, and resource utilization.
  • Expert witness providing technical expertise in courtroom complexities.
  • Identified new business opportunities, joint ventures, through extensive market research, comprehensive interviews with clients, analysis and forecasting.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Suffolk County Planning Commission, Commissioner
  • Transportation Research Board, University Representative
  • National Academy of Science, National Committee on Tunneling Technology
  • Engineering Foundation, Conference on Urban Goods Movement Committee
  • Advisor, World Bicycle Week, United Nations
  • Israel Advisory Committee, Pedestrian/Bicycle Transportation
  • Staten Island Borough President's Transportation Committee
  • Advisory Board, Richmond Memorial Hospital
  • Staten Island Planning Board
  • Distinguished Professor, Intermodal Exposition

Licenses

  • Professional Engineer-P.E. New York and New Jersey

Languages

  • English,
  • Spanish

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American National Standards Institute
  • American Physical Society
  • American Planning Association
  • American Public Transit Association, (Public Safety, Rail Safety and Security, Rail Safety, Bus Safety and Rail Standards Policy and Planning)
  • American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association
  • American Society for Transportation and Logistics/Merged with APICS
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Fellow, Transportation Security Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • American Society of Safety Engineers
  • American Traffic Safety Service Association
  • Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
  • ASTM, International, Member Technical Committee
  • Biomechanical Engineering Society
  • Charter Institute of Logistics and Transport (Great Britain)
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Surface Transportation
  • International Society of Biomechanics
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Vehicle Technology Society
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • International Marine Transit Association (Inter-ferry)
  • National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Rubber Pavement Association

Publications

  • Author and Joint Author of numerous publications for: Presentations, conferences, educational text and video recordings.

Education

  • Ph.D. Transportation Planning - Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, NY
  • Ph.D. Management and Operation Research , Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, NY
  • M.S.T.P. Transportation Planning Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, NY
  • M.B.A. Industrial Management - Engineers, Bernard Baruch School of Business, New York, NY
  • B.C.E. Civil Engineering, City College, School of Engineering, New York, NY
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