Monday, February 11, 2013

Resume Updated 2013

Professional Civil Engineer Licensed in Oregon and via the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying

MS Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1998
BS Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 1995

City of Portland, Bureau of Transportation, Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division Manager, November 2009-current
Manages the design, operations, and maintenance of the City’s traffic signals, street lighting, and ITS network. The position includes responsibility for 48 staff and a budget of $15 Million annually.
Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Principal Engineer, Portland, OR, 1998-2009
Participated in a variety of traffic operations, transportation planning, and transit operations projects across the United States and Canada, providing clients with a well-rounded perspective based on a diversity of expertise. Recognized leader in transit and signal systems specific issues, helping agencies plan traffic signal system and ITS improvements to make more sustainable communities. He is currently managing over $2M of consultant work activity and as many as 10 staff in Kittelson offices across the country. Managed the City of Portland’s Transit Signal Priority project (1999-2003), a $6M effort to upgrade over 250 traffic signals and the entire TriMet bus fleet (this project earned a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Consultants in 2003).
Portland State University, Adjunct Professor, 2002- current
Teaches a Summer Course in Transportation related to traffic signal timing and engineering applications and serves as an advisor to the PORTAL program, the regional data archive system at PSU.Developed PSU's first Civil Engineering Study Abroad program in partnership with the Northeastern University program at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands. 
Texas Transportation Institute, Graduate Research Assistant, 1997-1998
Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Transportation Analyst, Portland, OR, 1995-1997
TriMet, Intern, Portland, OR, 1994

Llewellyn Elementary School Foundation, Portland Public Schools, President, 2009
Accepted role as president for the Foundation to serve as organizer amongst the parents for supporting the academic programs focused on arts and music. Hosted activities ranging from a Remodeled Home Tour to Auction fundraisers.
Portland Bicycle Master Plan, Design Subcommittee, 2008-2009
Served as a technical representative throughout the past several months as the City worked on updating the Bicycle Master Plan. Activities included discussing policies with City staff about new traffic engineering applications and developing technical briefs for the Plan.
City of Milwaukie Budget Committee Member 2001-2005
Provided review of the City’s $35M annual budget as one of the 5-person citizen Committee that worked directly with the City Council and its City Manager. Reviewed work plans of every City department including Police, Public Works, etc asking questions related to the annual changes in capital programs and the asset management program the City employed.
Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association Chair 2000-2002
Served as Chair of the Neighborhood Association and applied for and managed grants for community events as diverse as neighborhood clean up days to concerts in the park. Worked with City leaders during the review of the Metro South Corridor planning process when the Portland to Milwaukie line was being reconsidered following the success of the Interstate MAX line. Was the primary author of the 14 points that lead neighborhood rail.

Transportation Research Board (TRB)
Traffic Signal Systems Committee, Chair 2012-current, Secretary 2009-2012
Bus Transit Systems Committee, Member 2005-2011
Institute of Transportation Engineers, multiple positions, currently serving on the Sustainiblity Task Force and the Public Agency Council. Currently serving as Past President of the Oregon Section.
Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Oregon Walks Member

National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 3-103 Update to the Traffic Signal Timing Manual, Panel Chair
National Bus Rapid Transit Institute, University of South Florida, Peer Review Panel
Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation, Strategic Planning Task Force
National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, Advisory Board

Outstanding Early Career, Oregon State University, 2009
Distinguished Young Professional Award, ITE Western District, 2007
Outstanding Service Award, Awarded by Oregon Section Student Chapter, 2001
Exceptional Student Award, Southwest University Transportation Center, 1998

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS (additional available upon request)
Koonce, Peter, "Portland's Designing for 8 to 80", Presentation at the Transportation Research Board Workshop on Innovative Pedestrian and Bicycle Accomodations at Roundabouts New Ideas and Surpassing Barriers to Innovation, January 14, 2013. 
Koonce, Peter, "Prioritizing Transit in a Connected Vehicle World", ITE Journal, December 2012.
Thompson, S.R., C. Monsere, M. Figliozzi, P. Koonce, and G. Obery, "Bicycle-Specific Traffic Signals: Results from a State-of-the-Practice Review", selected for publication as part of 2013 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting,

Kothuri, S., Reynolds, T., Monsere, C. and P. Koonce. Testing Strategies to Reduce Pedestrian Delay at Signalized Intersections: A Pilot Study in Portland, Oregon, Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board,  Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington DC, 2013.
Koonce, Peter, "Confessions of a Traffic Engineer: the Misuse of Level of Service and its Impact on Active Transportation", Presentation at the University of Oregon, October 12, 2012. 

Kothuri, S., Reynolds, T., Monsere, C. and P. Koonce. Preliminary Development of Methods to Automatically Collect Pedestrian Counts and Bicycle Delay at Signalized Intersections.  Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board,  Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington DC, 2012.

Koonce, Peter, "Improving Pedestrian Safety with Enhanced Treatments", Presentation to the Women in Transportation Seminar, Portland Chapter, May 10, 2012.
Koonce, Peter, "Priority for Trucks at Traffic Signals: Project Examples in Portland", Presentation to the Portland Freight Committee, February 3, 2011.
Koonce, Peter, "Bicycle Signals 2.0", Presentation at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Workshop on the National Association of City Transportation Officials, January 22, 2011
Koonce, Peter, “Remaking Traffic Signals in Support of Sustainability: Policy Based Transportation Operations”, Presentation at the Portland Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Portland, OR, November 9, 2010.
Koonce, Peter, “Reduction of Environmental Load by Signal Control Improvement: Experience from the USA”, Presentation at the Annual Meeting of UTMS Japan, Tokyo, Japan, September 30, 2010
Koonce, Peter, “Transportation Engineering Applications: A Course for Future Practitioners with a Focus on Signal Timing and Multimodal Policies”, Presentation at the Transportation Research Board Committee on Traffic Signals Systems Summer Meeting, Moscow, Idaho, July 19, 2010.
Koonce, Peter, “Sustainable Transportation System Management: Innovative Concepts, Projects, and Partnerships”, Presentation at ITS America Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 4, 2010
Koonce, Peter, “Transportation Operations Efforts to Reduce GHG”, Webinar presentation for AASHTO Transportation and Climate Change Resource Center, posted online:,  April 19, 2010
Koonce, Peter “Improving Traffic Signal Timing” Webinar Series for Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2009
Koonce, Peter, “Technology Evolution in Transit Signal Priority Applications”, Presentation at APTA Bus Rapid Transit Conference, Seattle, WA, May 5, 2009
Koonce, Peter, “An Overview of the FHWA Traffic Signal Timing Manual”, Presentation at the Institute of Transportation Engineers Spring Conference Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, March 23, 2009.
Koonce, Peter, etal, “Traffic Signal Timing Manual”, FHWA-HOP-08-02,  Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C. June 2008
Koonce, Peter, Lindstrom, Eric, Urbanik, Tom, Beaird, Scott. Improving the Application of Transit Signal Priority Using the NTCIP 1211 Standard. ITE Journal, Volume 78, Issue 4, pp 28-31, April 2008.
Yue Li, Peter Koonce, Meng Li, Kun Zhou, Yuwei Li, Scott Beaird, Wei-Bin Zhang, Larry Hegen, Kang Hu, Alex Skabardonis, and Z. Sonja Sun  “Transit Signal Priority Research Tools”,, Federal Transit Administration, May 2008.
Koonce, Peter, “Pedestrian Challenges to Traffic Engineers and How They Affect Traffic Signal Operations”, Presentation at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 15, 2008.
Koonce, Peter, “Signal Timing Policies and Practices”, Presentation and Paper in the Compendium of Papers for the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA August 5-8, 2007.
Koonce, Peter, “An Overview of the FHWA Traffic Signal Timing Manual”, Presentation and Paper in the Compendium of Papers for the Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 15-18, 2007.
Burchfield, Rob, Peter Koonce, and Kevin Lee, “Improving Red Light Running Camera Site Selection”, Presentation at the Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 15-18, 2007.
Wolfe, Michael, Christopher Monsere, Peter Koonce, and Robert L. Bertini, “Improving Arterial Performance Measurement Using Traffic Signal System Data”, Submitted to the 2007 IEEE Arterial Conference.
Koonce, Peter, Paul Ryus, David Zagel, Young Park, and Jamie Parks, “An Evaluation of Comprehensive Transit Improvements—TriMet’s Streamline Program”, Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 9, No. 3, 2006.
Koonce, Peter, “Performance Measures in Traffic Signal Systems – A Practitoner’s Perspective”, Presentation at the TRB Sunday Workshop, Washington, DC, January 2006.
Koonce, Peter “Using Standards for Signal Priority”, APTA/FTA ITS Standards Workshop, Orlando, FL, January 2005.
Byrne, Neil, Peter Koonce, Rob Bertini, Chris Panglianan, Matt Lasky, “Using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation to Evaluate Signal Control Strategies for Transit Signal Priority”, Paper presented to the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 2005.
Kittelson, Wayne, Peter Koonce, Sonia Hennum, Sagar Onta, and Tim Luttrell, “Volume V: Traffic Analysis Toolbox Case Studies – Benefits and Applications”, Federal Highway Administration, November 2004.
Koonce, Peter, “Traffic Operations for Bus Rapid Transit”, Presentation at the APTA/FTA/ITE BRT Symposium in Orlando, FL, October 2004.
Koonce, Peter, “Importance of Bus Stop Location on Signal Priority”, Presentation at the ITE District 6 Meeting in Sacramento, CA, June 2004
Ringert, John, Peter Koonce, Karen Giese, and Scott Beaird “Portland Transit Signal Priority Technical Report”, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, Oregon,, visited February 1, 2011, originally published January 2003

REFERENCES (available upon request)

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