Jeffrey David Miles, P.E.

Miles, Jeff

Assistant Research Engineer

Signs and Markings - TTI Headquarters and Research Building, Room 254
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-9880 Ext. 59880 · fax (979) 845-6006
jeff-m@tamu.edu

Short Biography

Jeff Miles has worked in the transportation field since 2001, and is currently an Assistant Research Engineer with the Operations and Design Division of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Mr. Miles received his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer (#102260) in the State of Texas.

Mr. Miles started in the transportation field in research while at TTI under the direct guidance of Dr. Gene Hawkins and Dr. Paul Carlson. He has gained practical field experience regarding transportation safety and operational performance issues by participating on several research studies for the Texas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. His research experience includes traffic control devices (TCDs) and access management, and he has experience with retrospective, observational, and experimental research studies.

With respect to TCDs, Mr. Miles experience is in testing materials both in the field and the lab for durability and retroreflectivity performance. He is knowledgeable on various types of data collection equipment and techniques, and in particular, he has experience with devices that measure:

* retroreflectivity (i.e., MX-30, 1200F, LTL-X, Laserlux, RetroSign, 930B, 940D);

* luminance/illuminance (i.e., CS-100, T-10, LMT-1009, PM-1600, TTI mobile field luminance camera system);

* color (i.e., BYK Color-Guide, MiniScan XP-Plus, LTL-Y, PR-650, GS-1290);

* traffic volumes/vehicle classifier (ADR2000, TRAX III Plus, Wavetronix SmartSensor HD);

* vehicle speed (ProLaser III), and

* lateral vehicle position (TRAX III Plus).

Mr. Miles has developed extensive experience with the various technologies that not only enables him to effectively use them, but also redevelop and even develop new equipment He has been instrumental in the redesign of video trailers at TTI and has recently added solar powered portable field surveillance units that can be wirelessly tethered to the video trailers, and/or record the data internally. He has worked with other researchers to also develop a GPS based distance measurement instrument (DMI) and data collection tool, and the TTI mobile field luminance camera system.

Mr. Miles has presented and published several papers through Transportation Research Board (TRB) and is an active friend of the Traffic Control Devices, Signs and Markings, Visibility, Low Volume Roads, and Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection Committees.

Education

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2004.
  • B.S., Texas A & M University, 2002.

Experience

  • Assistant Research Engineer, Signs and Markings, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, February 2009 - Present.
  • Associate Transportation Researcher, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, February 2007 - February 2009.
  • Assistant Transportation Researcher, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, February 2005 - January 2007.
  • Engineering Research Associate, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, September 2004 - October 2004.
  • Graduate Student Worker, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, June 2004 - August 2004.
  • Graduate Assistant Research, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2003 - May 2004.
  • Student Worker IV, Signs and Markings Program, Texas Transportation Institute, July 2001 - December 2002.
  • Student Worker III, Traffic Operations Program, Texas Transportation Institute, January 2001 - July 2001.
  • File Clark, United States Attorneys Office, Dallas, Texas, August 1998 - July 1999.
  • Mess Specialist, United States Navy, August 1994 - August 1998.

Consulting

  • Epsilon Engineering, Inc., College Station, Texas, October 2004 - January 2005.

Affiliations

  • Member, Brazos Valley Section of ITE, 2004 - Present.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board, Committee AND40 (Visibility), January 2007 - Present.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board, Committee AHB50 (Traffic Control Devices), August 2005 - Present.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board, Committee AHD55 (Signing and Marking Materials), August 2005 - Present.
  • Friend, Transportation Research Board, Committee ABE40 (Critical Transportation Infrastructures Protection), January 2004 - Present.

Honors & Awards

Southwest Region University Transportation Center Master's Student Award, 2003.

Advanced Institute Fellowship, 2003.

TTI's Reagan Houston Distinguished Research Assistantship, 2003.

TexITE Outstanding Student Chapter Award, 2003.

TexITE Outstanding Student Chapter Member Award, 2003.

Engineer-in-Training, Texas, 2003.

Selected Publications

J.D. Miles, B.M. Kotwal, S.E. Hammond, F. Ye. Evaluation of Guide Sign Fonts. 99007. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. April 2014.

A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles. NCHRP Report 759: Effective Removal of Pavement Markings. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC. 2013.

M.D. Finley, G.L. Ullman, J.D. Miles, M.P. Pratt. Assessment of the Impact of Nighttime Work Zone Lighting on Motorists. PSR. 0-6641-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2013.

P.J. Carlson, E. Park, A.M. Pike, R.J. Porter, J.D. Miles, B.O. Boulanger, O. Smadi, N. Hawkins, S. Chalmers, F. Darmiento, A. Burde, B.T. Kuhn, W.D. Ealding. Pavement Marking Demonstration Projects: State of Alaska and State of Tennessee. FHWA-HRT-12-048. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal HIghway Administration, Office of Safety Research and Development, McLean, VA. November 2013.

J.D. Miles. Results of New Aura Optical Systems Retroreflective Sheeting. 602311-1. November 2013.

J.D. Miles. Results of Retroreflective Coating. 602201-1. November 2013.

J.D. Miles, H. Ge, P.J. Carlson, Y. Zhang. Prototype Mobile Luminance Measurement System and Level of Service for Evaluating Rural High-Speed Nighttime Delineation. 0-6647-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2013.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 4. 9-1001-3. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. August 2013.

L. Theiss, J.D. Miles, M.P. Pratt, F. Ye, G.L. Ullman. Evaluation of Warning Lights on Maintenance of Traffic Devices and Development of Possible Alternatives. BDR74 977-01. Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL. July 2013.

M.D. Finley, G.L. Ullman, J.D. Miles, M.P. Pratt. Studies to Assess the Impact of Nighttime Work Zone Lighting on Motorists. 0-6641-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2013.

A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles. Effective Removal of Pavement Markings. 478080-1. May 2013.

P.J. Carlson, J.D. Miles, H. Ge, Y. Zhang. Developing Luminance-Based Mobile Highway Delineation Equipment and Level of Service Guidelines for Safe Nighttime High-Speed Travel. PSR. 0-6647-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2013.

H. Zhou, H.G. Hawkins, Jr., J.D. Miles. Guidelines for Freeway Lighting Curfews. 0-6645-1. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. May 2013.

J.D. Miles, H. Ge, P.J. Carlson, Y. Zhang. Mobile Luminance Data Collection System User Manual. 0-6647-P2. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. April 2013.

H.G. Hawkins, Jr., H. Zhou, J.D. Miles. Guidelines for Continuous and Safety Roadway Lighting. PSR. 0-6645-S. Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2012.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 3. 9-1001-2. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2012.

P.J. Carlson, E. Park, A.M. Pike, R.J. Porter, J.D. Miles, O. Smadi, N.M. Hawkins, B.O. Boulanger, S. Chalmers, F. Darmiento, A. Burde, B.T. Kuhn, W.D. Ealding. Pavement Marking Demonstration Projects: State of Alaska and State of Tennessee. 475980-9. December 2011.

P.J. Carlson, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, B.R. Ullman, R. Stevens, D.W. Borchardt. Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices, Year 2. 9-1001-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. March 2011.

M.D. Finley, L. Theiss, N.D. Trout, J.D. Miles, A.A. Nelson. Studies to Determine the Effectiveness of Longitudinal Channelizing Devices in Work Zones. 0-6103-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. January 2011.

P.J. Carlson, J.D. Miles, R.M. Eurek, J.M. Re, E. Park. Benefits of Wider Longitudinal Markings. 0-5862-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

M.D. Finley, L. Theiss, N.D. Trout, J.D. Miles, A.A. Nelson. Evaluation of Longitudinal Channelizing Barricade Effectiveness. 0-6103-S. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. 2010.

P.J. Carlson, R.P. Bligh, A.M. Pike, J.D. Miles, W.L. Menges, S.C. Paulus. On-Going Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices. 0-6384-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2010.

P.J. Carlson, J.D. Miles, E. Park, S.E. Hammond, S.T. Chrysler, J.E. Clark. Development of a Model Performance-Based Sign Sheeting Specification Based on the Evaluation of Nighttime Traffic Signs Using Legibility and Eye-Tracker Data. Research Report. 0-5235-1-VOL1. Vol. 1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. September 2010.

J.D. Miles, P.J. Carlson, R.M. Eurek, J.M. Re, E. Park. Evaluation of Potential Benefits of Wider and Brighter Edge Line Pavement Markings. 0-5862-1. Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, TX. July 2010.