Paul Basha

Paul Basha

Traffic Engineer

Paul has a distinctive reputation for his thorough analyses and ability to solve complicated transportation safety and efficiency problems. He has been a valuable resource analyzing and solving transportation problems for numerous municipalities including Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Surprise, Carefree, and Scottsdale.

Paul is a nationally recognized trip generation expert. He served on the review committees for the 5th Edition of the Parking Generation Manual, the 10th Edition of the Trip Generation Manual, and the 3rd Edition of the Trip Generation Handbook. Paul was personally invited by the Trip Generation Handbook, 3rd Edition review committee chair to join him presenting the extensively revised handbook immediately prior to its publication at the 2014 International Conference of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Paul is also available for expert witness testimony in litigation involving traffic collisions. His preference is to assist the defense of public agencies. Early in Paul’s traffic engineering career, he provided analyses for plaintiff litigation resulting from traffic collisions against public agencies. This experience proved invaluable in depositions and testimony successfully defending similar litigation against the City of Scottsdale. As a consultant, Paul was instrumental in producing a low-dollar settlement of a large-dollar fatal-collision claim against a shopping center owner.

Paul has been since 1996, and continues to be, a Faculty Associate with Arizona State University instructing undergraduate and graduate traffic engineering courses. He also has regularly taught traffic engineering seminars for the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. More than 60 members of the Arizona Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers have studied with Paul’s direction.

Paul is an active member of both the Institute of Transportation Engineers and WTS, Advancing Women in Transportation.

*Paul is employed by Summit Land Management, a Rose Law Group related company, and contracted with Rose Law Group.

 

REGISTRATION

Professional Engineer: Washington – No. 19020; 1981, Arizona – No. 17711; 1984, Nevada – No. 15433; 2001

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer: No.    627; 2000

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION

2006 to 2020 –  Faculty Associate, One undergraduate course per year

1996 to 2002 – Faculty Associate, Two undergraduate or graduate courses per year

AWARDS

Arizona Pavements / Materials Conference, 2016 Community Service Award – Academia

WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter, 2016 New Member of the Year

American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona, 2007 Engineering Educator Award

Institute of Transportation Engineers, Arizona Section, 2007 Distinguished Member Award

Institute of Transportation Engineers District 6 2004 Wayne T. Van Wagoner Award for best ITE Journal Article written by an ITE District 6 member

Scottsdale City Manager Award of Excellence for Actions Based on Integrity, 1990

MEMBERSHIPS

Institute of Transportation Engineers

WTS, Advancing Women in Transportation

Program Director, 2015

Mentorship Director, 2016 to 2017

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

“A Study of Collisions with Lead Versus Lag Left-Turn Phasing: Additional Data and Analyses,” ITE Journal, August 2007.

“A Study of Accidents with Lead Versus Lag Left-Turn Phasing,” ITE Journal, May 2003 (with Paul Box).

“A Methodology for Computing Accident Rates,” ITE Journal, May 1993 (with Steve Ramsey).

“Left Turn Queues at Unsignalized Intersections,” ITE Journal, June 1992.

“Sight Distance Analysis at Railway-Highway Intersections,” ITE Journal, April 1985.

PRESENTATIONS

“Traffic Control Decisions More Complicated Than Criteria Envision”, Seven-hour Training for Maricopa Department of Transportation, 5 February 2020

“Signing and Striping Analysis and Design Workshop”, Seven-hour Training for Maricopa County Department of Transportation, 18 September 2019

“A Brief History of Transportation in East Phoenix” ACEC Phoenix Chapter, June 2019

“Traffic Control, Traffic Data, and Traffic Calming Workshop”, Seven-hour Training for Maricopa County Department of Transportation, 17 April 2019

“Public Servant versus Private Advocate” Institute of Transportation Engineers / International Municipal Signal Association Arizona, Spring Conference Workshop, February 2019

“Traffic Engineering Workshop”, Seven-hour Training for Maricopa County Department of Transportation, 18 April 2018

“1300-student Charter School in Residential Neighborhood” Institute of Transportation Engineers / International Municipal Signal Association Arizona, Spring Conference, February 2017

 “Lagging Left-turn Arrows for Safety and Operations” Institute of Transportation Engineers Learning Hub Webinar, June 2015

 “A Brief History of Transportation in East Phoenix” WTS Phoenix Chapter, June 2016

“Annotated History of Scottsdale Transportation” International Right-of-Way Association, Kachina Chapter, March 2016

“Public Servant versus Private Advocate” Northern Arizona University ITE Student Chapter, October 2015

“Public Servant versus Private Advocate” Phoenix Branch American Society of Civil Engineers Younger Member Forum, April 2015

“Public Servant versus Private Advocate” Arizona State University ITE Student Chapter, February 2015

“Trip Generation Handbook, 3rd Edition, A User’s Perspective” Institute of Transportation Engineers / International Municipal Signal Association Arizona, Spring Conference, February 2015

“Lagging Left-turn Arrows for Safety and Operations” Institute of Transportation Engineers Learning Hub Webinar, February 2015

“Annotated History of Scottsdale Transportation ”American Society of Highway Engineers Sonoran Section, December 2014

“Promoting Women Advancement in Transportation Industry Panel Discussion” WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Chapter, November 2014

“Public Servant versus Private Advocate” Arizona Section ITE Luncheon, October 2014

“Trip Generation Handbook, 3rd Edition, A User’s Perspective” ITE International Annual Meeting, August 2014

“Annotated History of Scottsdale Transportation” Arizona Roads and Streets Conference, April 2014

“Phoenix Light Rail Collision Analysis” ITE Western District Annual Meeting, July 2013

“McDowell Sonoran Preserve Parking Study” ITE Western District Annual Meeting, July 2013

“Phoenix Light Rail Collision Analysis” WTS Metropolitan Phoenix Section Luncheon, May 2011

“Speed Limits and Different On-Street Parking Configurations” ITE / IMSA Arizona, Spring Conference, March 2011

“Phoenix Light Rail Collision Analysis” Arizona Section ITE Luncheon, November 2010

“Dual Left-Turn Lanes with Opposing Single Left-Turn Lanes with Permissive and Exclusive Left-turn Arrow Operation” ITE International Annual Meeting, August 2010

“Right-Turn Lanes with and without Right-Turn Arrows” ITE / IMSA Arizona, Spring Conference, March 2009

“Dual Left-Turn Lanes with Opposing Single Left-Turn Lanes with Permissive and Exclusive Left-turn Arrow Operation” ITE / IMSA Arizona, Spring Conference, March 2008

“Collision Experience with Lead Versus Lag Left-Turn Phasing” Arizona Southwest Section ITE Luncheon, June 2004

“Collision Experience with Lead Versus Lag Left-Turn Phasing” Arizona Section ITE Luncheon, April 2004

PROFESSIONAL PEER REVIEW

Federal Highway Administration Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization Peer Review, September 2015

Transportation Research Board: Pedestrian Safety: 2007 to 2015

Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal; Education, Parking, and Trip Generation; 2012 to Current

2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Technical Meeting

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Parking Generation, 5th Edition, Evaluation Committee

Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition, Evaluation Committee

Trip Generation Handbook, 3rd Edition, Evaluation Committee

ITE Warehouse Trip Generation Expert Panel

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