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Vaishali Thiruvengadam, Transportation Engineer

Education:
M.S., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2004
B.E., Civil Engineering, DSCE, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA, 1999

Professional Experience:
Ms. Thiruvengadam has been with Adler since 2005. In her role as transportation engineer she conducts Traffic Signal Optimization studies, Traffic and Parking Impact Studies, and Signal Design associated with property/corridor development. Ms. Thiruvengadam is responsible for the following engineering efforts:
  • Data collection
  • Traffic signal optimization using Synchro and SimTraffic software Parking and traffic projection using the ITE Trip Generation Manual and Trip Generation and Parking handbooks
  • Signal timing and phasing optimization for improved traffic flow and project mitigation using Highway Capacity Software (HCS) and SYNCHRO
  • Report writing
  • Signal design
  • Parking and queuing analysis
  • Safety studies
  • Sight distance studies
  • Signal Warrant analysis using methodology outlined in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Design of circulation using truck turning templates
Major project on which Ms. Thiruvengadam has worked include:

Rock Hill Center, Rock Hill, NY - Evaluation of the potential traffic impacts associated with the proposed development of approximately 1600 residential units and 60 KSF of Commercial space.

The Stanwich School, Greenwich, CT - Evaluation of traffic, parking, queuing and on-site circulation impacts for the a proposed 750-students K-12 school.

Concord Resort Community, Thompson NY - Assisted in the evaluation and preparation of a traffic impact study for the proposed 1700-acre Concord Resort Community development, including the preparation of construction plans for three roundabouts and conceptual plans redesigning Exit 106 on NY Route 17.

US Route 9, Tarrytown, NY - Performed cumulative traffic impact study as well as Congestion-Mitigation-Air-Quality analyses to identify and secure federal funds for US Route 9 using Synchro software, SimTraffic simulation and a PowerPoint presentation.

Signal Retiming Project, Mount Vernon, NY - Performed traffic signal co-ordination, optimization and emissions reduction analyses for 115 signals using Synchro software.

Professional Organizations:
Institute of Transportation Engineers - Associate Member