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    May-2017 : Project Award
    FTE, as a sub consultant to CDM Smith was awarded Traffic & Revenue Consultant contract with the Lee County.
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    April-2017 : Project Award
    FTE was awarded District Wide Highway Statistics Data contract with district 7.
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    April-2017 : Project Award
    FTE, as a sub consultant to HNTB was awarded Traffic Engineering Consultant contract for ATMS-ITS with the Pinellas County.
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    April-2017 : Project Award
    FTE, as a sub consultant to Hanson was awarded the DW Minor Design and Review contract with district 3.

Key Staff

Ravi Devaguptapu, P.E, PTOE - President

Ravi is a registered professional engineer and a registered professional traffic operations engineer. He is registered as a P.E. in 13 other states, in addition to Florida. Furthermore, as a Principal of FTE, he has complete control of FTE’s resources.. He has been involved with a wide range of projects in long range planning, traffic engineering, transportation statistics, traffic operations design, public involvement and QA/QC. After becoming a partner in 2004, he has worked diligently in expanding FTE’s services with emphasis on quality work. As of 2010, he became the sole owner of FTE. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Hyderabad, India) and a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering from Arizona State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and North Carolina. He received the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer certification in 2003. He has held positions for several organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Fort Myers Chapter, Peace River Engineering Society, Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, Indian Association of Fort Myers, and supports several non-profit organizations. He is a member of ITE and the Florida Engineering Society.


Phillip Kurth, P.E, PTOE. - Vice President Operations

Phillip is a Senior Traffic Engineer and Project Manager with experience in both the public and private sectors. As a Consultant and as a Traffic Studies Specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Phillip conducted hundreds of traffic studies utilizing the industry’s latest standards, techniques and traffic model simulations. His traffic experience includes traffic operational analysis, area-wide signal retiming projects, traffic concurrency, capacity analysis, traffic signal warrants, crash data analysis, speed studies, access management, roadway and intersection field assessments, and multi-million dollar capital deployments. Phillip is currently the Senior Project Manager for the FDOT District 3 Traffic Operations Studies and Districtwide Signal Retiming Contracts.


Bill McBride - Vice President/Director of Land/Sports Development

Bill has proven experience as a designer in civil engineering and landscape architectural design disciplines which allows him to be an effective design team leader. He has been a key design team member for numerous land, sports complexes and special sports venue and event development projects during his career. Prior to joining FTE, Bill was nationally recognized as a talented designer in the sports engineering field working directly with national and international sports architectural firms. His design experience consist of master site planning, ADA compliance, natural and synthetic turf playing fields, master irrigation systems, assisted in obtaining all the necessary required State and Federal permits and project administration for several high profile MLB Spring Training Facility Complexes, MLB Stadiums, NFL Stadiums, NFL Practice Facilities, MLS Soccer Stadiums, US Soccer Training Facility, NCAA Sports Complexes and several local Municipality Multi-Use Sports Complexes. He is actively involved with several national and international professional sports organizations.


Gary Ng, P.E., Vice President/ Transportation Group Manager

Gary has experience in highway engineering design, project coordination and management. He has served as Contract Manager on several multidiscipline task work order contracts and also urban reconstruction projects. His highway design experience consists of design, cost estimating and preparation of construction plans for projects which include multi-level interchanges, interstate widening, arterial widening and reconstruction, complex traffic control plans, resurfacing, intersection improvements and sidewalks. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a Florida licensed Professional Engineer and a graduate of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute.


Oliver Rodrigues, P.E., PTOE - Senior Vice President

Oliver has experience in surface transportation throughout Florida. He is responsible for expanding FTE’s client base with public agencies in South Florida, as well as the firms engineering and planning services. Prior to re-joining FTE, Oliver served as a senior engineer for a nationally ranked consulting firm. He then served as a practice leader for a regional engineering consulting firm. His professional experience includes numerous traffic engineering and design projects, as well as transportation planning and mobility studies for highways and transit systems. Oliver earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a Florida licensed Professional Engineer, a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, and a graduate of the Florida Engineering Leadership Institute. Oliver actively supports several non-profit organizations in his community, as well as professional organizations such as the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the Florida Engineering Society (FES), and the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE).


Gregory Rieth, PSM, CFM, Vice President/Professional Surveyor & Mapper

Greg began surveying in 1976. He is responsible for the preparation of all Boundary and Topographic Surveys, Subdivisions & Condominium Plats, Right-of-Way Maps and Easement Descriptions.He has a various amount of experience in the commercial, residential, land development, and engineering aspects of land surveying. His areas of expertise include boundary, topographic, engineering design, subdivision platting and construction layout. He is currently a Certified Floodplain Manager and has various experiences with dealing with flood zone mapping and related insurance issues. Greg is an active member of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society. He has served as the Vice President for the Society in 2007, Annual State Conference Committee Chair, and has also held various local chapter positions. He was also a Certified Seminar Instructor with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.


Charles Sloan - Vice President of Data Collection

Charles has experience in collecting and entering TCI, RCI and HPMS data. He is trained in RCI-2 and attended the “Train the Trainer” course. He is certified in BT-04-0005, BT-04-0039, BT-04-0040, BT-04-0041, BT-04-0042, BT-04-0043, and has received training in RITA. He has collected and/or managed RCI/HPMS data in Districts 1, 4, 6 and 7. He has collected and/or managed TCI data in Districts 1, 2, 3,4,5,6, and 7. He is also proficient with PTMS inspection and installation. He manages field crews and has been responsible for obtaining and executing various traffic count and RCI data collection contracts.