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Tom Bertulis Joins KTUA as an Active Transportation Engineer

Tom Bertulis joined KTUA in May, 2019 as a Senior Active Transportation Engineer at KTUA. He manages conceptual design projects, corridor studies, and active transportation projects. With a background in both traffic/civil engineering and transportation planning, Tom has authored dozens of transportation planning studies as well as led roundabout designs, traffic calming projects, and dozens of walkability audits. His skills include writing reports, analyzing traffic flow, calculating levels of service, researching pedestrian and signal warrants, leading charrettes, and developing conceptual designs. He has developed local and national guidelines and taught bicycle/pedestrian planning classes in Boston, Medford and in South America. Tom has presented on sustainable transportation in half a dozen countries from Scotland to Brazil. He has worldwide experience and a global perspective that was cultivated through the four-hemisphere approach to sustainable transportation. He holds an M.S. Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2013; and a B.S. Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, 1996 and is licensed as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

Tom is involved nationally with the National Committee of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), Bicycle Technical Committee (BTC) Member; the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and a Board Member for the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals at the National Level.

Mike Singleton, Principal Transportation Planner, says “although KTUA has been conducting transportation and complete streets planning and design for over 20 years, having Tom on board provides additional credibility to our services. His focus on bicycle and pedestrian transportation is built on a great understanding of how a street can be made to function more completely, and his passion for getting involved in the national level discussion on making changes to the rules and regulations that govern changes in our street environments bodes well for our company and clients.”