Our Mission
Is to develop innovative transportation engineering solutions that enhance the mobility and safety of all transportation system users.

13940 SW 136 Street,Suite 107
Miami, Florida 33186
Phone: (305) 480-9938
Fax: (305) 480-9964
Current Projects
Puerto Rico Strategic Highway Safety Plan

ATEC and its partners are currently working with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the development and implementation of the Island's first Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The final SHSP document was completed in June, 2014 and subsequently submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for review and approval. A ceremony was held in San Juan on July 30, 2014 during which FHWA representatives presented Puerto Rico's Secretary of Transportation with formal approval of the plan. The plan's approval has made Puerto Rico eligible for approximately $32M additional Federal safety funding annually to address the various Emphasis Areas included in the SHSP document. Currently, the ATEC team is in the process of identifying candidate locations to develop safety projects utilizing this new funding source.

Puerto Rico Strategic Highway Safety Plan
City of Miami Beach: Event Traffic Management

Since 2013, ATEC has provided specialized traffic management services for the City of Miami Beach during special events such as Art Basel, Winter Party Festival, Ultra Music Festival, Miami Boat Show and other annually scheduled events.

Using a combination of state-of-the-art Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth devices, ATEC is able to monitor traffic flow in real-time. When an incident occurs or a significant increase in travel time is observed, ATEC staff coordinates directly with agency personnel to simultaneously adjust traffic signal timing at key intersections to better manage event generated traffic.

The travel time information collected by the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth devices is also displayed to motorists approaching the event using portable Variable Message Signs (VMS). These VMS signs are placed at strategic points of access to Miami Beach. The travel time information is also relayed to the public via social media (twitter.com/TrafficAlertSFL). This innovative process has been extremely successful in managing large scale events and ATEC has been retained by the City to provide the same service for numerous major events scheduled to be held in 2014 and 2015.

City of Miami Beach: Event Traffic Management
Golden Glades Interchange Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study

ATEC prepared the Design Traffic Technical Memorandum (DTTM) and the Interchange Modification Report (IMR) as part of the Golden Glades Interchange Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study for FDOT District 6.

As part of the efforts to create the memorandum and report, ATEC performed micro simulation using CORSIM to model various build alternatives for the Golden Glades Interchange Design-Build project. ATEC obtained the existing model and modified it to create and analyze four different alternatives for AM and PM peak conditions for the years 2011, 2018, 2030 and 2040.

ATEC has also performed 72-Hour approach counts at several locations to develop projected volumes for the year 2018. These approach counts were done in-house by qualified ATEC technicians in order to guarantee accuracy.

Golden Glades Interchange Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study
District-Wide Traffic Operations Support Services

State Road 826/Palmetto Expressway Express Lanes

  • As part of the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Mobility Incentive initiative, a $5M bonus has been set aside for the contractor if specific travel time thresholds are maintained throughout the duration of the SR 826/Palmetto Expressway Express Lanes project. If the travel times exceed the pre-determined values established by ATEC staff, a monetary penalty is assessed and subtracted from the bonus. ATEC has deployed Acyclica's Wi-Fi/Bluetooth technology to continuously obtain travel time data throughout the entire duration of this five-year project.
  • In addition to monitoring corridor travel time performance, ATEC provides the Department with daily 24-hour travel time reports for all 7 days of the week for further use in assessing the contractor's compliance in meeting the bonus related performance measures.

State Road 826/Palmetto Expressway Express Lanes

Alton Road Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Support

  • ATEC provided signal timing and real-time traffic monitoring support during the Alton Road reconstruction project. As part of this effort, ATEC engineers monitored traffic during the AM and PM peak periods to assist in alleviating adverse construction and incident-related traffic conditions as needed. ATEC also provided FDOT with daily logs to report any observed traffic pattern changes. ATEC was able to allow traffic to flow at an acceptable level during the closure of the MacArthur Causeway flyover into Miami Beach. ATEC, as part of the District 6 Active Work Zone Management Team, received the 2013 Davis Productivity Award for its efforts in this project.

Alton Road Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Support

Northwest 25th Street Viaduct Project

  • Northwest 25th Street has a high volume of heavy truck traffic, as it is located within a highly industrialized sector near Miami International Airport. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently constructing a viaduct/overpass along NW 25th Street spanning State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) to improve commercial vehicle operations. This work required the full closure of the Palmetto Expressway in the vicinity of the NW 25th Street interchange in order to allow for the placement of the new bridge's support girders. In conjunction with the project's Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plan, ATEC performed traffic monitoring along the designated detour route to assess traffic conditions during AM and PM peak periods. ATEC also worked on site with the Miami-Dade County Signals Department to implement modified signal timing plans at key intersections along NW 25th Street, including the Palmetto Expressway's exit ramps, in order to minimize congested traffic conditions and delay throughout the duration of the roadway closure.

Northwest 25th Street Viaduct Project

US 1/North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West

  • The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in District VI retained ATEC to provide signal timing support in conjunction with the North Roosevelt Boulevard reconstruction project. ATEC deployed its network of wireless video cameras and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth detectors to provide FDOT with daily logs of traffic conditions along the US 1 corridor in Key West and recommended signal timing adjustments as needed to improve mobility. ATEC was also able to monitor traffic conditions along the corridor in real time using its wireless video system in order to accurately assess and address traffic conditions during the AM and PM peak traffic periods.


State Road 820/Hollywood Boulevard Roundabout Study

  • The City of Hollywood retained ATEC to evaluate potential improvements along State Road 820/Hollywood Boulevard with the implementation of roundabouts. In order to perform the analysis, ATEC created a Synchro model to simulate traffic operations for various alternatives, all of which included the provision of new roundabouts. ATEC used this analysis to select the best alternative that minimized delay for current conditions. Further analysis was performed utilizing projected traffic volumes for the year 2035 to assess corridor operations to ensure that the revised roadway geometry will function acceptably in the future.

City of Bal Harbour Signal Retiming Project

ATEC is currently working on retiming the signals along State Road A1A/Collins Avenue within the Village of Bal Harbour and the Town of Surfside. ATEC collected traffic volume data using Turning Movement Counts (TMC's), which was input into a Synchro model developed by ATEC staff to generate baseline delay conditions. Travel time data from ATEC's Wi-Fi/Bluetooth devices was used to calibrate the model to ensure the simulated results best reflected existing conditions. After developing new weekday and weekend signal timing plans, the model was used to evaluate and quantify the effectiveness of the revised timing plans in terms of reduced delay for improved traffic flow and pedestrian mobility along the Collins Avenue corridor. The new signal timings were approved by Miami-Dade County Traffic Signals and Signs (TS&S) Division and implemented. ATEC helped the TS&S Division in fine-tuning these signal timings in the field. A before-and-after study is being completed to estimate the actual travel time savings resulting from the signal re-timing effort.

Bal Harbour Signal Retiming

Current News
ATEC Forms Strategic Partnership with Acyclica.

ATEC is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Acyclica www.acyclica.com.

Acyclica has redefined traffic monitoring and real-time traffic data collection with its Compass product line. In addition to calculating travel times and duration, Acyclica’s Analyzer technology calculates Time-Space Diagrams, Traffic Impact Studies, Origin/Destination (OD) Analysis, Traffic Signal Timing Analysis, Intersection Delay Report, Day of Week Comparison Report and Adaptive Signal Timing Assessment. These and other metrics help capitalize on the infrastructure of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

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City of Miami Beach Congestion Management and Signal Timing Contract


After a very successful pilot project for 2013-2014, the City of Miami Beach has awarded ATEC a four year contract through 2018 to monitor and provide congestion management and signal timing support for all major events such as ArtBasel, International Boat Show, Ultra Music Festival and Memorial Day Weekend, in the City of Miami Beach.

New Additions to the ATEC family


ATEC is very happy to welcome the two new additions to our employee family:

  • Megan Mecham, EI. Megan is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Master's in Civil Engineering and has two years of traffic engineering experience.
  • Sunil Doddapaneni, P.E., PTOE is a graduate of Florida International University with a Master's in Traffic Engineering. Sunil has more than twelve years of broad base traffic engineering and is our new Operations Manager.

New Technology that Reduces Maintenance Cost


ATEC recently installed a travel time monitoring system that uses both grid-based and solar-powered energy along the Palmetto Expressway between NW 25th Street and NW 154th Street for the Palmetto Express Lanes Project. This system helped establish travel time thresholds during construction. ATEC will help FDOT monitor travel time along the section of Palmetto Expressway, and calculate the mobility incentive for the contractor. This new version of the travel time monitoring system replaced the solar-powered only system, and reduced maintenance cost to FDOT by more than 50%.