Gary B. Thomas, P.E., Ph.D.

Senior Engineer
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Contact Information

Direct: (979) 431-3114
Cell: (979) 218-2655 g.thomas@armstrongforensic.com

Texas Office

404 Jane St.
Suite 100
College Station, Texas 77840
Phone: (979) 431-3114
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Dr. Thomas has worked in the field of traffic and transportation engineering for over twenty-five years. His specialties are in the areas of traffic control devices, traffic signal operations, intersection safety, temporary work zone control, and transportation planning. He has experience as a private consultant, city traffic engineer, university faculty, and research engineer.

Dr. Thomas is a registered professional engineer in Texas, Florida, and Arizona; a fellow and former director of the Institute of Transportation Engineers; an associate member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers; and a committee member of the Transportation Research Board. He is also a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute of the Federal Highway Administration.

Education

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer, State of Texas, #88914
  • Professional Engineer, State of Florida, #80237
  • Professional Engineer, State of Arizona, #27834
  • Certified Instructor, National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers, Fellow
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Associate Member
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Member
  • Transportation Research Board, Committee Member

Selected Presentations

Improving Safety Through Mobility Coordination
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Technical Conference, Miami, Florida, March 2014

Traffic Control on I-35
Texas Department of Transportation Short Course, College Station, Texas, October 2012

Addressing Needs of All Users: Results of an Intersection Safety Audit with AARP Members
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Technical Conference, Miami, Florida, March 2008

Effectiveness of Intersection Safety Improvements Using Crash Reduction Factors and Benefit-Cost Ratios
Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, DC, January 2002

The Relationship between Detector Location and Travel Characteristics
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal, October 1999

Effect of Non-Optimal Cycle Lengths and Traffic Volumes on Progression
co-authored with Jonathan E. Upchurch. Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Journal, May 1998