Help us congratulate Justin Willis, PE, PTOE, on being promoted to Project Manager in our Oklahoma City office! During his seven years at Lee Engineering, Justin has managed and collaborated on several projects focusing on traffic operations studies, traffic signal designs, lighting design, and highway signing and striping. He is an active member of ITE, ASCE, and the Oklahoma Traffic Engineering Association. We look forward to watching you excel in this new role, Justin!
Congrats, Curtis, on earning your PTOE and RSP1!
Way to go, Curtis, on earning your Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and Road Safety Professional 1 (RSP1) certifications! Curtis is a Project Engineer with our Dallas office and has been with Lee Engineering for over six years. Since graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he has focused his career in traffic engineering and continues to grow professionally by reaching milestones just like this! Keep up the great work, Curtis!
Great Job, Ryan Henderson, on earning your PTOE certification
Let’s hear it for Ryan Henderson on earning his PTOE certification! Ryan is a Project Engineer with our Oklahoma City office and has been with Lee Engineering for over 2 years. We are excited to continue watching you grow!
Hetal Bhatt, PE, PTOE, promoted to Project Manager
Help us congratulate Hetal Bhatt, our newest Dallas Project Manager! Hetal has been with Lee Engineering for over six years and has over 15 years of traffic engineering and transportation planning experience in the public and private sectors.
Jonathon Kruse, PE, PTOE, becomes Lee’s newest Project Manager
Help us congratulate Jonathon Kruse, PE, PTOE, on his LinkedIn profile for recently being promoted to Project Manager! Jon started with Lee Engineering in 2012 and during that time has been involved with several groundbreaking and innovative projects throughout New Mexico. His traffic engineering specialties lie in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Traffic Engineering Studies, and Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs).
Most notably, Mr. Kruse leads several Active Traffic & Signal Monitoring/Timing efforts using ATSPMs for high-volume traffic signals impacted by critical construction projects. Additionally, he leads the New Mexico office’s traffic data collection program where he and his team collect more than 1,300 traffic counts each year. Keep up the great work, Jon!
We look forward to your continued success.
Congratulations, Jim! Now the fun begins!
It is with a mix of sadness and excitement that we announce Jim Lee’s retirement from Lee Engineering. After spending more than 20 years with several public and private agencies, Jim started Lee Engineering with a plan to provide the level of knowledge and experience needed for our increasingly complex traffic situations not typically found in a full-service firm. Over the last 32 years, this plan grew into an organization spanning four states and seven different offices, that is home to many leaders in the traffic engineering and transportation planning community.
Jim has always believed in “doing the right thing, the right way, the first time” and instilled his vision and values into each of his employees, projects, and offices. We are proud of the legacy that Jim created and want to assure our clients and colleagues that Jim’s legacy will continue in every project and endeavor we pursue. We offer a big Thank You to Jim for all he has done for the firm, our clients, and the profession, and we wish him the best of luck as he embarks on his newest adventure, retirement.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jody Short at or Dave Bruggeman .
James Robertson earns RSP2 certification!
Lee Engineering prides itself on finding uniquely qualified talent, and James Robertson is a perfect example. James recently earned his RSP2IB certification, an achievement that only 4 engineers in the country have attained.
This certification is geared towards professionals whose primary job functions are directed at improving the safety performance of surface transportation systems. It is for professionals responsible for developing and implementing engineering or behavioral programs aimed at reducing the number of fatalities and injuries due to road crashes. Great job, James!
Way to go, Jon!
Help us give Jonathon Kruse a HUGE round of applause for recently earning his PTOE certification! Jon is part of our Albuquerque team and among the 80 engineers who recently passed their PTOE exam.
This achievement is a powerful demonstration of requisite knowledge, skill, and ability in the specialized application of traffic operations engineering. Congrats, Jon, and to everyone reaching this professional milestone!
And the winner is…!
It was a fun and eventful conference at ITS AZ this year! Dave Bruggeman and John Prowse were there to represent Lee Engineering and accept the award for Best ITS Implementation Project alongside MCDOT for the Bell Road Adaptive Signal Control Technology Pilot Deployment Project.
The project deployed real-time adaptive signal control at 50 signalized intersections along Bell Road to improve traffic operations in the Cities of Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale. The adaptive capabilities added to the existing signal system will allow the signal timing to change automatically based on the changing traffic conditions on Bell Rd.
Great job, Curtis, on recently passing your PE Exam!
Help us in congratulating Curtis Hefner, EIT on his LinkedIn profile for recently passing his PE Exam! As a Senior Engineering Designer, Curtis has been an amazing addition to our Dallas, TX office. Keep up the great work!