Projects

Security Credit Union Traffic Impact Study
Security Credit Union – Flint, Michigan
May 2015 to August 2015

Prepared a traffic impact study for the development of the Security Credit Union Headquarters Campus development in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, Michigan. Data collection on existing traffic conditions included hourly traffic volumes, turning movements, tabulation of traffic gaps, and percentage of commercial vehicles. Trip generation, traffic assignment, and capacity analysis studies were included. Provided support for public agency review of traffic impacts and evaluation of roadway improvements needed to accommodate the traffic from the development

Pine Creek Ridge Traffic Survey – Livingston County, Michigan
Pine Creek Ridge Homeowners Association
October 2013 to April 2014

To control traffic volumes and reduce speeding on its streets, the Pine Creek Ridge Homeowners Association requested approval from Genoa Township to convert streets in the subdivision from public ownership to private ownership.  To gain an understanding of how these streets are currently being used, Beaubien Engineering was retained to gather information on traffic volumes, speeds, and direction of travel

Traffic Safety Analysis of Gasoline Retail Traffic Operations – Costco Wholesale
August 2013 to February 2014

Provided traffic engineering expert witness services to defend Costco in litigation involving an injury sustained by a customer at their Shelby Township, Michigan retail operation.  Analyzed the gasoline retail operation to determine if the design of traffic operations provided a reasonably safe environment for gasoline retail customers.

Davison Pedestrian Safety Study
June 2012 to Present

Worked with Focus Hope in Detroit to improve the safety of pedestrians crossing Davison, a seven lane state arterial along the southern border of Focus Hope Village. This arterial has a daily traffic volume of 40,000, so it is difficult for pedestrians to find a gap in traffic to cross the seven lanes safely.

Statewide Road Safety Audits for Michigan Department of Transportation
June 2010 to October 2011

Facilitated interdisciplinary teams reviewing proposed safety improvements in different parts of the state. The audits included briefing meetings, field reviews, benefit/cost analysis, and preparation of findings report for each location.

 
ITS Design Build for North and Superior Regions of Michigan
May 2009 to April 2011

Engineer of Record for a project to design and build 10 dynamic message signs in northern lower Michigan and in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. The project also include design and build services for 12 environmental sensor stations in the northern lower peninsula.

 
Metro Detroit Traffic Incident Management
September 1991 to Present

Organized the Metro Detroit Traffic Incident Management Program to develop recommendations regarding detection, response, removal, information to travelers, and legislation. The resulting Blueprint for Action laid out a program of activities to improve traffic incident management in Metro Detroit.

 
Connected Vehicle Demonstration
April 2010 to November 2011

Michigan Department of Transportation project to demonstrate wireless communications between a test vehicle and traffic signals. Traffic signal timing information has the potential to reduce right-angle crashes at intersections. The wireless communications provided an in-vehicle display of traffic signal timing at the upcoming intersection and the recommended speed to arrive at the signal during the green phase