Mehrdad is a Traffic Safety Engineer for the Kansas LTAP Program with extensive traffic engineering, highway engineering and civil engineering experience. Mehrdad coordinates the Roadway Safety Assessment Program for Kansas LTAP and provides training and technical assistance in roadway safety and traffic engineering. He has a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a Master degree in Traffic/Transportation and Structural Engineering from the University of Kansas with post graduate course works in the area of traffic operations. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the States of Kansas, Missouri, California and Michigan with over 30 years of experience. He is also an ITE certified Professional Traffic Operation Engineer (PTOE) nation-wide.
Mehrdad is instrumental in developing and teaching several roadway safety-related short courses including Road Safety Assessment (RSA), Low-Cost Safety Improvements, Intersection Safety Solutions, Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Lite, Traffic Impact Study, and Fundamentals of Traffic Signal Design. Moreover, he provides technical assistant to local public agencies throughout the state and to the Safety Circuit Riders (SCR); leads the Kansas LTAP’s RSA team in conducting road safety assessments as requested by local public agencies as well as assisting KDOT with their Practical Road Safety Assessment (PRSA).
He also serves on Traffic Safety and Operation Panel for the Kansas Transportation Research and New-Development Program’s (K-TRAN), representing the University of Kansas in the proposed research selection process.