Dewberry has hired Daniel W. Peterson, PE, PTOE, as the northeast regional manager for transportation planning and traffic engineering based in the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, office.
Peterson will oversee the transportation planning, traffic, electrical, and intelligent transportation systems group. With more than 25 years of experience, he is a specialist in transportation planning, traffic engineering, and project management.
Prior to joining Dewberry, Peterson served as the senior transportation engineer for various regional and international projects. He led the analysis and design of transportation alternatives to complete the draft environmental impact statement for the Tappan Zee Bridge and Interstate 87/287 corridor, and created concept designs for New York City’s Fulton Center and Denver’s Union Station.
He has developed many analysis tools including STATUS, an automated tool used by the New York City Department of Transportation that converts the latest traffic sign database into real-time maps of applicable parking regulations on a nightly basis; a long-range econometric model of operations at the toll facilities within the Niagara Frontier border facilities; and a landside simulation of John F. Kennedy International Airport. He created software to manage aircraft parking at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport in the United Arab Emirates and wayfinding capture software for Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia.
Peterson has undertaken doctoral studies in pedestrian simulation at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, earned a master’s degree in transportation planning and engineering from New York University, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the City College of New York, and a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the Pratt Institute. For more than 10 years, he has served as an adjunct associate professor for the School of Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Columbia University. He is a professional engineer in New York and New Jersey, a professional traffic operations engineer, a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and chairs the South Orange Transportation Advisory Committee.