Brian Stephen Bochner, P.E.

Bochner, Brian

Senior Research Engineer

Air Quality - Gilchrist, Room 360
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 458-3516 Ext. 83516 · fax (979) 845-7548
b-bochner@ttimail.tamu.edu

Short Biography

Mr. Bochner previously served as Manager of TTI's System Planning Program and Center for Air Quality Studies. Now working part time after retiring, he has over 40 years experience in transportation planning and engineering. Mr. Bochner has been involved in air quality since the Houston area's first transportation air quality planning in early 1980's, preparing transportation control measures analysis for the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Mr. Bochner led a joint Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) transportation air quality policy analysis aimed at assisting those agencies to evaluate possible transportation-related policies that would help to improve air quality in Texas. He also led a joint TxDOT/TCEQ statewide transportation-air quality public education and outreach program titled "Drive Clean Across Texas" to gain more support for taking actions to reduce mobile source emissions.

Mr. Bochner also served as research supervisor for land use-transportation research projects to introduce smart growth to the Texas Department of Transportation so it could support and respond to local smart growth initiatives. Mr. Bochner chaired the Institute of Transportation Engineers' committee that developed smart growth transportation guidelines, an ITE recommended practice. He has served as project manager for the development of the Federal Highway Administration/Environmental Protection Agency (FHWA/EPA) sponsored "Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach" which serves as a guide to be used in conjunction with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) green book in the design of urban street improvements.

Mr. Bochnerrecently led a National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project to develop improved procedures for estimating internal trip capture for mixed-use developments. He also led a project to determine impacts of major distribution centers on highways. Other recent projects include a traffic management center for the Texas Medical Center; guidelines on partnering between state DOTs and local entities; innovative financing,a national trip generation study, and projects for assessing sustainability performance measures.

Mr. Bochner has developed guidelines and procedure manuals for a variety of transportation applications, including traffic operations and safety monitoring and evaluation programs, development of urban street and highway systems, trip generation for traffic impact studies, access management, transportation planning activities for urbanized areas, and transit terminal management.

Mr. Bochner has also led a project for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to promote local partnering in transportation projects and recently completed a project that examined ways for TxDOT to expand its funding, including tolling and other user funding methods, to meet the departments' entire desired transportation program.

Education

  • M.S.C.E., Transportation Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1967.
  • B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1966.

Experience

  • Senior Research Engineer, Air Quality, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, January 2010 - Present.
  • Senior Research Engineer, System Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2010 - January 2010.
  • Senior Research Scientist, Transportation Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, June 2000 - June 2000.
  • Senior Research Engineer, Transportation Planning, Texas Transportation Institute, February 2000 - May 2000.
  • Senior Vice President, Parsons Transportation Group, Barton-Aschman Associates, 1969 - 2000.
  • Transportation Planner, DeLeuw, Cather & Company, 1966 - 1969.

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer in California, Registration No. 835, 1977.

Professional Engineer in Illinois, Registration No. 62-30895, 1973.

Professional Engineer in Texas, Registration No. 86721, 2000.

Certified Professional Transportation Planner, Registration No. 0126, 2008.

Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, Registration No. 0104, 1999.

Affiliations

  • Transportation Manager, 1982 World's Fair.
  • Committee Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Trip Generation, Parking Generation, Smart Growth, Design Criteria for Local Streets.
  • Seminar Instructor, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Traffic Access and Impact Studies, Trip and Parking Generation, Site Impact Traffic Evaluation.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board (TRB), Committee on Transportation and Air Quality, Smart Growth and Transportation Conference Committee.
  • Member, Transportation Professional Certification Board, 2000 - Present.
  • International President, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1998.
  • Executive Committee, Business Leaders for Transportation, 1998 - 1999.
  • Vice President, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1997.
  • Coordinating Council Chair, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1995 - 1996.
  • Chair, Council for Commercial Renewal, 1977 - 1978.

Honors & Awards

Burton W. Marsh Award for Distinguished Service, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1999.

Transportation Engineer of the Year, Texas Section, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1991.

Technical Council Award for "Traffic Access and Impact Studies for Site Development", Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1991.

Technical Council Award for "System Consideration for Balanced Urban Transportation on Urban Freeways and Arterials", Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), 1989.

Short Courses Developed

Pilot Workshop on Preserving and Enhancing the Functionality of Highways in Texas. Texas Transportation Institute. College Station, TX, September 2010.

Workshop on Corridor Management and Preservation in Texas. Texas Transportation Institute. College Station, TX, September 2010.

Selected Publications

E.N. Hard, B.S. Bochner, Y. Li. Delivery of Pilot Workshop on Preserving and Enhancing the Functionality of Highways in Texas. 5-6208-01-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2011.