BS Civil Engineering - 1986
MA Professional Engineer #40482
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Member
Massachusetts Chapter of the ITE
New Hampshire Chapter of the ITE
Mr. Müller has over 30 years of experience in the permitting of land development projects through the preparation of Traffic Impact and Access Studies and Environmental Impact Reports involving the design of site access and off-site roadway improvements. He has extensive knowledge in the procedures and politics of governmental permitting in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island and the approval of development projects and transportation improvements. He is capable of coordinating the permitting of development projects involving multiple consultants and numerous permitting issues.
Traffic Impact and Access Studies:
Traffic Impact and Access Studies are an essential component of almost any development project and Mr. Müller has prepared hundreds of these studies necessary for permitting through the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) process, the Connecticut State Traffic Commission (STC) process for major traffic generators, and the Departments of Transportation in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. In Massachusetts, these projects typically involve the preparation of an Environmental Notification Form (ENF), Draft and Final Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), and a MassDOT Section 61 Finding and Highway Access Permits. In Connecticut, these projects require an Application for STC Certificate and an Encroachment Permit from the ConnDOT. In New Hampshire and Rhode Island, these projects involve the preparation of Traffic Impact and Access Studies in conformance with applicable standards and close coordination with the respective DOT’s in securing access to state highways.
Traffic Feasibility and Site Sizing Studies:
Feasibility and due diligence studies are often required by proponents of potential new development projects to identify expected traffic impacts and likely traffic mitigation requirements early-on in the development process. Mr. Müller has prepared many of these studies, which often take the form of site sizing studies at locations where traffic impact and capacity are the constraining factors. In those instances, the studies identify the maximum level of site development feasible within the constraints of the surrounding roadway infrastructure. The studies typically provide preliminary construction cost estimates for potential traffic mitigation measures and identify the approval process likely to be required for the project.
Traffic Monitoring Studies:
Mr. Müller has prepared numerous Traffic Monitoring Studies that identify post-development traffic conditions and compare the results to the estimates made during the permitting process. Traffic Monitoring Studies are often required as part of local and state conditions for approval of land development projects.
Due to his extensive knowledge and reputation in the field of traffic engineering, Mr. Müller has also been asked to perform reviews of traffic studies prepared by other consultants. Such reviews are typically at the request of cities and towns who often require "third party" reviews of development applications for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with local and state regulations.
Roadway and Intersection Design:
Mr. Müller has prepared conceptual plans for the design of site access and off-site roadway improvements for many of the projects that he permitted. He is knowledgeable in the design of roadway widening and geometric modifications, traffic control signals and systems, signing and pavement markings, and traffic management during construction. Mr. Müller has also managed several highway design projects that involved the submission of construction, sign and pavement marking, traffic signal, and traffic management plans at the 25, 75, and 100 percent design stages as well as specifications and estimates in accordance with MassDOT submission guidelines. When required, Mr. Müller engages the services of subconsultants to prepare detailed construction documents for roadway and traffic signal improvements that may be required as mitigation for development projects.
Mr. Müller has provided expert testimony in several Land Court, Superior Court, and Housing Appeals Committee cases. These cases typically involve the defense of development projects whose local approvals have either been appealed, or that were denied by a city or town board.