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M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla, 1997
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
Terra Associates, Inc., Houston, TX
Trafficware, LLC, Houston, TX
HDR Engineering, Inc., Omaha, NE & St. Louis, MO
Burns & McDonnell, St. Louis
Wells Engineers, Inc., Omaha, NE
Over 23 years of experience as a transportation engineer with experience in the areas of traffic operations, transportation
planning, roadway, and traffic design. I have served as a project manager/engineer for transportation corridor studies, route
location studies and traffic impact studies for residential, commercial and mixed-use centers. My traffic related computer
experience includes Synchro, HCS+, SIDRA, SimTRAFFIC, CORSIM, and VISSIM. Traffic simulation experience includes
signalized arterials (including pedestrian and transit), roundabouts, DDI, CFI, SPUI, and freeway corridors. I have also
managed transportation planning project involving travel demand models. Supervisory skills include managing a small traffic
section, mentoring of mid-level staff, business development activities, project scoping and contract negotiations.
Adjunct Professor at Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly Rolla) & Washington University in St. Louis –
Courses included Traffic Flow Theory, Advanced Traffic Signal Operations, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, &
Airport Planning & Design
SH 288 Partnership
Simulating Oversaturated Freeway Conditions Using VISSIM, 2010 PTV Users Conference
K Values Along Parallel Construction Routes, MOVITE 2010 Annual Meeting
Using VISSIM to Analyze the Effect of Lane Balance, ITE 2008 Midwestern District Meeting
Implementing MoDOT’s Access Management Guidelines Along Route 763, 8th Conference on Access Management, 2008
Airport Curbside Modeling Using VISSIM, ITE 2006 Annual Meeting
Queue Management Strategies to Improve Traffic Flow/Access in Manhattan, ITE 2005 Annual Meeting
The Effects of Operational Parameters in the Simulation of Roundabouts, ITE 2004 Annual Meeting
Simulating Toll Plazas With VISSIM, ITE 2004 District 4 Meeting
Simulating Roundabouts with VISSIM, 2nd Annual TRB Urban Street Symposium
Simulation Helps Engineers Assess Traffic Needs: Case Studies for SimTraffic, CORSIM & VISSIM, HDR TransportLine 2004
Traffic Simulation From Anchorage to Manhattan, ITE 2003 District 4 & 7 Annual Meeting
GIS Applications within Traffic Simulation Projects, ITE 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibit.
A Comparison of CORSIM and SimTraffic, ITE 2001 Annual Meeting and Exhibit.
GIS Applications within Traffic Simulation Projects, ITE 2002 Annual Meeting and Exhibit.
CORSIM… SimTraffic… What’s the Difference? PCTRANS Spring 2001 Journal
The Link Between Context-Sensitive Design and Neighborhood-Oriented Hospitals, ITE 2006 Technical Meeting
What’s in that Silver Box Anyway? A Layman’s Guide to the Various Types of Traffic Signal & ITS Hardware, MOVITE 2009
Summarizing Left Turn Phasing and Detection, ITE 2004 Annual Meeting
Black Hawk Signal Optimization Project: Coordination Along Many Different Fronts, MOVITE 2003 Fall Meeting.
Apples and Oranges…or Splitting Hairs? It depends. PC-Trans Winter/Spring 2003
Trip Generation Characteristics of Small to Medium Sized Casinos, ITE 2001 Annual Meeting and Exhibit.
Lindbergh, Lewis and Clark: Exploring the Options for Route 367 in St. Louis, Missouri, Missouri Valley Institute of
Transportation Engineers Spring Meeting.
RELEVANT PROJECT RELATED EXPERIENCE
The following includes a few projects that highlight Mr. Trueblood’s experience:
Traffic Operations/Planning Analysis, Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Rehabilitation- Atlantic Avenue to Sands
Street, Brooklyn, NY. Project Engineer for the operational analysis related to the traffic impacts associated with the
Rehabilitation Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. As part of the study, several maintenance and protection of traffic maintenance
schemes will be analyzed to determine the preferred constructability plans. Tasks for this ongoing project include the
development of a data collection plan, travel time runs, traffic projections, traffic impact analysis, traffic simulation utilizing
Deer Creek Drive Expansion, St. Charles County, Missouri. Project Engineer for the traffic operational analysis of the
Deer Creek Drive Expansion project. Future ADT and peak hour forecasts were developed based on the extension Deer Creek
Drive to Highway P. VISSIM was used to analyze a variety of roadway alternatives, including roundabouts, SPUI, and DDI
configurations due to the close proximately of the I-70/Bryan Road interchange.
Mid-Bay Bridge Toll Analysis, Destin, Florida. Lead Traffic Engineer for the analysis of the Mid-Bay Bridge Toll Plaza.
VISSIM was used to simulate the existing conditions as well as several future year toll plaza concepts. The analysis was
conducted to determine the future layout of the tollbooths and what design year a new parallel bridge would be required to
accommodate the future increase in traffic volumes. Both SunPass and Cash vehicles were modeling in order to accurately
reflect existing and future conditions at the toll plaza.
Missouri Avenue Traffic Analysis, St. Robert, Missouri. Project Engineer for a traffic analysis along Missouri Avenue
located in St. Robert, Missouri. The project studied a three-mile roadway section beginning north of I-44 and ending at the
entrance of Fort Leonard Wood Army Base. The study was conducted to determine the future roadway cross-section for the
corridor and provide recommendations at the existing signalized intersections. Projected future traffic volumes were developed
that indicated the need for a possible six-lane facility along Missouri Avenue. In addition to the six-lane signalized alternative,
analysis was conducted for a four-lane alternative, replacing signalized intersections with two-lane roundabouts. A traffic
simulation model was developed for each alternative to visualize the system as a whole. SimTRAFFIC was used for the
signalized alternative, while VISSIM was used for the roundabout alternative.
Development Related Traffic Studies
On-Call Services Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Project Manager for a variety of projects ranging from
parking studies, pedestrian studies, and signal warrant studies. These services have been provided for over five years for the
University. Extensive coordination with the City of Clayton has been crucial to the success of these projects.
Route 79/Riverdale Drive Traffic Study & Signal Design, St. Paul, Missouri. Project Engineer for the completion of a
traffic study for a new housing development proposed by T.R. Hughes. The design of a traffic signal was also completed at the
entrance to the subdivison. The design incorporated video detection and advance detection due to vehicle speeds along Route
I-70/I-270/I-170 Transportation Analysis. Project Manager for the transportation analysis of two potential development
areas located near Lambert International Airport. The primary focus of the study is within the approximate boundaries of I-270
to the north, Lindbergh Blvd to west, McDonnell Blvd to the south, and I-170 to the east. The transportation analysis will
consider two new industrial parks under development. The “Airport West Redevelopment Area” within the City of Hazelwood is
an estimated 233 acres, while the “Airport East Redevelopment Area” consists of roughly 472 acres located east of I-170 and
north of I-70. The East-West Gateway Coordinating Council’s Travel Demand Model will be refined with the new land use data.
CORSIM simulation models will also be developed for various roadway corridors.
Various Parking Studies Hospital Site Master Planning. Lead Traffic Engineer for several hospital wide master plans.
Michael analyzed both traffic operations and parking capacity issues at several hospitals across the United States. The hospitals
ranged in size from under 100 beds to over 400 beds that included both surface and parking structures on-off the main
campuses. The studies consisted of the typical traffic engineering analysis steps including trip generation, trip distribution and
trip assignment as well as various analyses related to future parking needs. All of the projects included data collection and
extensive coordination with various review agencies, including City Planning Departments, Public Works, and Traffic Engineering
Departments. Some of the master plans included the construction of new medical office buildings, new parking garages, and
hospital bed expansions.
Traffic Signal Design and Timing
SH 288 Managed Lanes, Brazoria County, TX Project Manager for the design of three signals and SW3P plans. Project
consisted of adding managed lanes to SH 288 from CR 58 to Brazoria/Harris County Line. The signals were located along
Discovery Bay and Hughes Ranch Road. The elevated “T” ramp signal created several design challenges that required extensive
coordination among several consultants. SW3P plans were also created along the 5.09 mile project. Multiple traffic control
stages were included in the SW3P plans.
Wiilowick Apartments and Townhomes TIA, Houston, Texas Project Engineer for a TIA due to the expected traffic
generated by the Willowick Apartments and Townhomes near the intersection of W Alabama & Weslayan. The Traffic Impact
Analysis Report included analysis of the existing conditions and future traffic operations for two separate phases using
SYNCHRO software, ITE Trip Generation Manual, Level of Service (LOS) analysis and recommendations pertaining to signal
timing, intersection layout, signage and striping. Signal modifications were required to mitigate future traffic conditions.
Extensive coordination was required with the City of Houston.
Hungry Neck/I-526/US 17 Interchange, Town of Mount Pleasant, SC. Lead Traffic Engineer for an operational analysis
comparing a SPUI and Diamond Interchange. Future traffic volumes were developed and analyzed for both interchange
concepts. The SPUI was selected as the preferred alternative by the Town. Signal plans were developed along with the
installation of two InSYNC Adaptive Traffic Signal Systems.
Route 231/267/366 Signal Interconnect and Route 21/30 Signal Interconnect, St. Louis County, Missouri. Project
Manager for these two signal interconnect projects consisted of design using both fiber optic and wireless communication
devices. A total of four roadway corridors were interconnected, which included more than 35 traffic signals. The Route 267
(Lemay Ferry Road) Roadway corridor was designed using a combination of wireless and fiber optics to minimize construction
costs due to the separation of the existing traffic signals and build on the existing communication network.
Missouri Route 367, St. Louis, Missouri. Project Engineer for the traffic analysis portion of the reconstruction of Route 367
between New Halls Ferry Circle and Lindbergh Blvd. The existing facility featured both an at-grade divided highway that
incorporated very close two-way frontage roads north of Interstate 270 and a four lane undivided arterial south of Interstate
270. Eight traffic signals, including fiber interconnect, were designed along the proposed roadway. The proposed roadway
would consist of an expressway with grade-separated interchanges with one-way outer roads north of I-270, while the at-grade
intersections would remain on the southern portion of Route 367. Both CORSIM/FRESIM/VISSIM were used to analyze the
existing conditions as well as the proposed traffic operations of the proposed facility.