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John Bruggeman Attains California Traffic Engineer License

by Jessica Pairrett 6. June 2016 11:55

John Bruggeman

John Bruggeman, P.E., PTOE, traffic engineer and project manager, has attained his California Traffic Engineer license.  This license is needed to use the title of “traffic engineer” while working on projects in California and is a requirement to perform traffic studies for several municipalities throughout the state.

Bruggeman has 12 years of traffic engineering experience, specializing in traffic operations and traffic signal design.  Bruggeman has completed numerous traffic impacts studies, including his most recent project for the At Mateo Retail & Office Development in Los Angeles.  His signal design experience includes over 100 traffic signal designs over the past seven years.  Bruggeman is experienced in the use of Synchro, SimTraffic, HCS and SIDRA software. 

In addition to his California Traffic Engineer license, Bruggeman holds a Professional Engineer license in Wisconsin and is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).  Bruggeman is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

R.A. Smith National’s Brad Severson Promoted to Project Manager

by Jessica Pairrett 19. May 2016 08:59

Brad Severson of R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm —in Appleton, Wis., has been promoted to project manager in the transportation division.
In this role, Severson is responsible for the design of transportation facilities for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), county highway departments and local units of government. Additionally, he is responsible for professional development and mentoring staff members.     

Severson has more than 12 years of experience as a lead project engineer. Severson’s expertise is the design and analysis of roundabouts, having completed the design of more than 125 single-, dual- and triple-lane roundabouts. A few of his projects include the I-39/WIS 59 interchange with three convertible single-/multi-lane roundabouts in Rock County; WIS 32/Happy Lane, a single-lane roundabout in Sheboygan Falls; and the award-winning WIS 145 in Washington County that consists of five single- and multi-lane roundabouts.

Severson holds a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and also is a certified Level 2 Roundabout Designer by WisDOT. He joined R.A. Smith National in 2003.

Severson currently resides in Freedom, Wisconsin.

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