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Traffic Operations Engineering Consultant Richard Beaubien

Richard F. Beaubien, PE, PTOE
1685 Ross Drive
Troy MI 48084
phone: 248-515-3628
Beaubien Engineering is a Transportation Design, Planning & Operations consulting firm. The firm offers services in the following areas of Traffic Operations:
  • Municipal Traffic Engineering
  • Traffic Impact Statements
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Traffic Incident Management
Richard F. Beaubien, PE, PTOE is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Managing Director at Beaubien Engineering. He was previously Transportation Department Head at Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Consulting Engineers for more than 23 years. Mr. Beaubien's employment experience includes 5 years as a highway engineer with the Federal Highway Administration and 14 years as the traffic engineer for the City of Troy, Michigan.

Mr. Beaubien is a past International President of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the past President of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan. He currently chairs the Metro Detroit Traffic Incident Management Coordinating Committee.

Mr. Beaubien is the author of numerous articles on topics within his area of expertise including Managing Traffic Incidents, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Traffic Safety. He has delivered presentation and seminars to such entities as the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Mr. Beaubien is the recipient of the President’s Award, Intelligent Transportation Society of Michigan, 2003 and the Burton W. Marsh Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, 1998.

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3/14/2016 · Engineering
When I was a boy, playing in the sandbox or building with blocks, I dreamed of building cities. I feel fortunate to be in a profession which allows me to fulfill that dream. To enjoy your job is a more important measure of success than the amount of money in your bank account. My favorite definition of success is borrowed from Ann Landers:

3/12/2014 · Transportation
At the 1981 ITE Annual Meeting in Boston a seminar was convened on the role of the urban traffic engineer. It featured some of outstanding veterans of the profession, and each offered their insights on the role of the urban traffic engineer. Speakers included Bill VanGelder from Seattle, Harold Michael from Purdue, and Bill Mc Grath who was once the Traffic Commissioner for the City of Boston.

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