Principal Transportation Engineer/Plannerbill - vasite

Professional Engineer in VA, NC, and FL

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (ITE Certification)

BSCE University of Central Florida, 1992

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA)

2014 President of the Virginia Section of ITE

Adjunct Instructor at UVA (Placemaking and Transportation) 2010-2013

SUMMARY

Bill’s expertise is primarily focused in the area of traffic engineering, multimodal transportation planning and community planning. Over the past 22 years, he has led or managed multi-modal corridor plans, traffic impact studies, corridor traffic operations studies, access management studies, design of traffic control devices, corridor location studies, and bicycle and pedestrian facility studies. Bill is an experienced regional and community planner and has worked with agencies across VA, NC, FL, and CT providing these services.

Representative Traffic Operations and Design Projects:

  • Twenty Two Traffic Signals in Lynchburg (past 12 years)
  • Maintenance of traffic plans for Downtown and Highway Projects
  • Old Forest Road at Lakeside Drive Roundabout Signing and Marking
  • Traffic signal retiming in Charlottesville and Lynchburg
  • 200+ Traffic Impact Studies in VA and NC
  • Five Miles of Bicycle Markings on Rivermont Drive and Fort Avenue, Lynchburg
  • Design of adaptive signal control improvements for the City of Charlottesville, in coordination with VDOTs Route 29 Solutions project.
  • 100s of traffic signal designs in Virginia and Florida
  • Numerous interchange traffic control device design projects in Orlando and Hernando FL.
  • Area, Street, Highway, and Bridge Lighting in VA and FL
  • SRTS Sidewalk and Pedestrian Improvement Projects (Lynchburg and Charlottesville)

Regional and Community Planning Projects

Central Virginia Long Range Transportation Plans (2035 update, and 2040 update – currently underway) - Bill is serving as the project manager and lead transportation planner/engineer for the 2040 update to the regional LRTP.  Building on progress made in the 2035 update effort, Bill is leading a team of planners and engineers through the process to develop MAP-21 ready performance measures and project evaluation framework.  The effort includes extensive outreach to the regional stakeholders and public, traffic technical modeling, and identifying a new constrained and vision project listings.  As an added measure of community outreach, the project is incorporating use of the MindMixer community involvement website platform.

Lynchburg Better Streets Design Manual – Bill is leading the development of the City’s multimodal network planning.  The design guidelines reflect the Virginia Dept. of Rail and Public Transit’s recently published  Multimodal System Design Guidelines.

Haymarket VA Parking and Signing Ordinance Revision – Bill managed a re-evaluation of the Town’s parking ordinance. The effort included a parking utilization study, stakeholder meetings, and summary of recommended parking standards, and assistance with adoption of a revised ordinance.  The contract was also amended to include development of a new signing ordinance.

Service District Plans for Opal, Bealeton, Marshall, and New Baltimore in Fauquier County, VA – Working as an on-call transportation consultant, Bill worked with community stakeholders and County staff to develop  land use and transportation plans for the update of the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

VDOT Urban Development Area Planning – Bill served as the project transportation engineer for four UDA studies in Montgomery and Fauquier Counties.

Cocoa Beach Route 520 Gateway Plan – Working with Dover Kohl, Bill lead the transportation planning effort for a sector planning effort for a new vision for the City of Cocoa Beach, Florida.

City of Lexington Downtown Masterplan – Bill served as the transportation engineer on a design team that developed a masterplan for the future vision of Lexington Virgina.   

Northeast Corridor Improvements (NECI), Charlotte, NC – Bill is leading the traffic study effort relative to the planning phase for a new light rail station.

Bill has managed or served as lead transportation engineer on numerous multimodal corridor plans.  These include:

  • Route 250 in NW Fluvanna/SW Louisa Counties, VA
  • Routes 20 and15 in the Town or Orange, VA (PM)
  • Route 29 in Greene County, VA. (Principal in Charge)
  • Route 11 in Rockingham County, VA (Principal in Charge)
  • NC54/I40 in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC (Deputy PM while with Renaissance Planning Group)
  • Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, VA (PM)
  • Route 221 in Forest and Lynchburg, VA (PM
  • Courthouse Road, Appomattox, VA (PM)
  • Route 419 Multijurisdictional Plan, Roanoke, VA (PM)

Downtown Mobility Study – Cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, Florida

Bill served as lead project traffic engineer for a mobility study for congested portions of Bradenton and Palmetto in southwest Florida. The goal of the study was to develop context sensitive strategies to relieve congestion through the central business districts and identify solutions to concerns generated by the local businesses.      

Liberty University Campus Transportation Plans – Bill led a campuswide transporation plan for LU’s 2010 conditional use permit to expand the campus to 15,000 students.  In 2014 he worked with a team of architects and engineers on a building program plan, through 2021.  A list of improvements, by year, was identified along with planning level costs.

Transit Center Studies

Bill has served as the traffic planner/engineer for transit facilities in Petersburg, Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Manassas, and Roanoke Virginia.  These studies examine multimodal access and traffic impacts as required per NEPA, VDOT, and the locality.

 

Billy WuenschWilliam Wuensch, P.E., PTOE