Year Inducted / Awarded: 2013
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Patrick J. O’Mara, P.E., is an Associate with STV Incorporated, with over 15 years’ experience managing and conducting traffic engineering, transit planning, and pedestrian circulation/mobility studies for various transportation projects. He currently is Project Manager for a $14 million on-call contract with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Traffic and Planning Division, for which he leads efforts to improve transit mobility through the planning, design, and construction of the 34th Street Select Bus Service. In Connecticut, he led the development of a traffic simulation model for the recent Arrigoni Bridge rehabilitation project. These models helped to minimize disruptions in Middletown and Portland, and earned the 2011 Outstanding Project of the Year Award from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Connecticut. Currently, he is overseeing the modeling effort to evaluate traffic operations at railroad grade crossings for the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Project. He was invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s 2008 Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and to co-organize a session for the 2009 symposium. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.