Future firm leaders selected

Trans Associates Engineering Consultants, Inc. has designated Terence V. (Terry) Olesniewicz, PE, Nicholas J. (Nick) Schaefer, PE, PTOE and Clifford D. (Cliff) Eich, PE as direct shareholders of the firm. They represent the future leadership of the firm and were selected based upon their experience and loyalty to the firm.

Terry is a Senior Manager of Design Services for Trans Associates and has been with the firm for more than 20 years.  He oversees the design staff and is responsible for resource allocation, project management, cost estimates and construction consultation. He is licensed in PA and FL.

Nick manages the State College office for Trans and is responsible for all traffic engineering services performed in Central PA for the firm.  He has over 17 years of experience in transportation planning and traffic engineering including work for municipalities, PennDOT, and private development clients. He is licensed in PA, NY and NJ. 

Cliff manages the traffic design services group at the firm.  He has 12 years of experience in transportation engineering, specializing in traffic design.  His experience includes traffic signal and signal system design, complete street design, traffic control plans, signing and pavement marking plans.

Signalized Intersection Safety

Trans Associates has been successfully assisting clients with the ARLE application process since 2014. The Automated Red Light Enforcement Transportation Enhancements Grant Program (ARLE) was established with the intent to improve safety by reducing vehicle crashes and injuries due to red-light-running at signalized intersections.  ARLE is a reimbursement grant program and there is no local match requirement.  

The 2019 application period is open until July 1, 2019. Eligible projects include traffic control signal improvements, roadway capacity, mobility and safety upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) projects.

Trans Associates secured more than $1M in ARLE grant funding for clients in 2018 – nearly 15% of the total monies available to cities, townships and municipalities outside of the City of Philadelphia award.

Trans Associates would like to assist your community in improving safety at signalized intersections. Not sure where the best project fit is in your community?  Contact Trans Associates! We assist municipal clients with project identification, application preparation, design services and project management.  

Central PA – Nick Schaefer, P.E., PTOE (814) 231-4812 X101

Western PA – Cliff Eich, P.E., (412) 490-0630 X242

Cliff Eich Promoted to Project Manager

Senior Engineer, Cliff Eich, P.E., has been promoted to Project Manager for Trans Associates. Cliff will be responsible for managing traffic design projects including signal and signal system design, streetscape/complete street design, traffic control, signing and pavement marking plans. 

Cliff has performed admirably in work tasks of ever-increasing complexity since joining the firm in 2008.  His areas of expertise include analysis, signal design, drainage analysis and design, construction cost estimates, plans preparation and construction consulting.  Cliff’s experience has provided a solid foundation in transportation engineering and an understanding of the regulatory processes of PennDOT.

Cliff graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.  He currently holds a P.E. license in Pennsylvania.