Fred Minagar

Status:
Awarded
Awarded:
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector
Nominated Categories
Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Private Sector
Other Categories
Awards:

• Orange County Business Journal’s 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Nominee
• Orange County Business Journal’s 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award Nominee
• Recipient of the Los Angeles County MTA’s Teamwork Award for the Countywide Signal Systems Training Program, 2011 & 2010
• Graduate of the City of Laguna Niguel’s Citizen Academy Class 12
• Winner of Caltrans’ 2009 Excellence in Transportation Award in the State of California
• Winner of the ASCE 2009 & 2007 Outstanding Public/Private Sector Civil Engineering Projects in the Metropolitan Los Angeles County
• Winner of the APWA 2005 Traffic Congestion Mitigation project of the Year for metro/City of Palmdale
• Winner of the PTI’s 2003 Best Transportation Technology Solutions Award in the U.S.
• Awarded the United States Congressional Order of Merit, 2003 & 2006
• Recipient of the 2002 National Leadership Award
• Recipient of the CAATS’ 2002 Award of Excellence for Best California Return on Investment Project
• Re-elected to Traffic and Transportation Commission Chairman, City of Laguna Niguel, CA, 2002 & 2003
• Recipient of the Los Angeles County MTA’s Teamwork Award for the Countywide Signal Systems Training Program, 2000
• Re-appointed to Traffic & Transportation Commissioner by the City Council of the City of Laguna Niguel, CA for 1997-1999, 1999-2001, 2001-2003
• Publicity/Public Relations Chairman, 1st Annual Meeting of California Alliance for Advanced Transportation System (CAATS)/ITS-California, Newport Beach, 1995
• Publicity/Public Relations Chairman, 44th Annual Meeting of ITE District Six, Anaheim, CA, 1991
• Certificates of Appreciation, Western ITE Newsletter Technical Editor, 1990-1994
• Recipient of 1990 ITE International Award, Orlando, Florida, USA
• Recipient of 1989 ITE International Award, San Diego California, USA
• Recipient of 1988 ITE International Award, Vancouver, Canada
• Certificate of Appreciation, ITE Metro Section of New York & New Jersey, 1987 & 1989
• Founded and Organized ITE Student Chapter at the University of Cincinnati, 1984
• The Southwestern Award of Merit, 1981
• Outstanding Young Man of America for 1982

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Candidate Information

Name:
Fred Minagar
ASCE Member?:
Yes
Company:

MINAGAR & ASSOCIATES, INC.
18662 MacArthur Blvd.
Airport Business Center, Suite 435
Irvine, CA 92612

Supervisor:
Education:

• Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Executive Education Program
• The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. ITS Program Diploma
• Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, Negotiation Skills and Advocacy
• St. John’s University, New York, New York, Management Diploma
• New York University, New York, New York, Management Practice
• University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, M.S. Transportation Engineering
• Thesis and Research work with computer analysis at Transportation Research Center of Ohio
• University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana, B.S.C.E. Civil Engineering

Experience:

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Projects:

• Caltrans State Route 66 Adaptive Traffic Control Systems, CCTV & Fiber Optic PS&E
• Palmdale’s Ave. R Traffic Signal Interconnect & CCTV Design for the City of Palmdale & Metro
• Upgrade of Calabasas Regional Transportation Operations Center & Las Virgenes Corridor Interconnect PS & E
• Santa Clarita’s Intelligent Transportation Management Systems Project, Preparation of PS&E for 22 CCTV’s, 3 CMS, TOC Design Modification & Fiber Optic Design
• Santa Clarita’s Thoroughfare Signal Interconnect PS&E for 30 miles along 22 Corridors & Traffic Signal Synchronization of 93 City, LA County & Caltrans Locations
• Los Angeles County MTA Trainer, Systems Communications, Video Surveillance & Video Detection, Bus Signal Priority, CtNet & QuicNet Systems & Signal Timing, Workshops, 1999-2005
• FHWA Trainer, Freeway Surveillance & Control Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Santa Monica Freeway “Smart Corridor” Evaluation of ITS, Operational, Environmental & Energy Components for FHWA, Caltrans D7, Cities of LA, Beverly Hills, Culver City & Santa Monica
• City of Temecula ITS Deployment: TOC, Systems Communications & Fiber Optic Design for the City & Caltrans District 8
• City of Temecula Interconnect Design: Preparing PS & E Package
• City of Modesto’s CCTV Expansion of 13 New Cameras for the City and Caltrans District 10
• Modesto CCTV & Ceres ATMS Design and Implementation Project, Northern California
• City of Ceres’ CCTV Expansion of 3 New Camera the City and Caltrans District 10
• City of Modesto’s 121 Traffic Signal Synchronization for the City and Caltrans District 10
• Consultant to FHWA/NAHSC on AHS Operational & Maintenance Components & Institutional Constraints
• Consultant to FHWA/NAHSC on AHS Outreach Program. Conducting Focus Group Meeting in Boston, MA, Denver, CO & Washington, D.C.
• Southern California ITS Deployment Plan for Caltrans District 7. Los Angeles, California
• 20-Mile Extension of $90 Million I-95 HOV/TSM, Washington, D.C.
• Santa Monica Freeway (Interstate 10) ITS/CCTV and Fiber Optic Network for Caltrans District 7. Los Angeles, California
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Evaluation of Regional Surface Transportation Improvement Projects for 8 Agencies
• Interstate 5 & 405 Confluence “El Toro Y” TSM & Construction Engineering Management, Caltrans District 12. Orange County, California
• Caltrans TSM Grant Application Preparation for the City of Oceanside, California
• City of Sacramento’s Arden/Arcade Local Area Transportation Study TSM & Traffic Operations Studies. Sacramento, California
• Governor’s Island Ferry Stacking TSM Project for the U.S. Coast Guard. Manhattan, New York City
• Traffic Signal Computerization. Design Implementation, Installation, Fine Tuning & Training City’s Staff for 98 Intersection. City of Modesto, Northern California
• Traffic Signal Computerization. Design Implementation, Installation for 17 Intersections. City of Ceres, Northern California
• Traffic Signal Computerization. Design Implementation, Installation, Fine Tuning & Training City’s Staff for 16 Intersections. City of Baldwin Park, California
• ITS, Traffic Signal Computerization & Support On-call Services. City of Palmdale, California
• TMP Preparation Including Reg.XV Implementation for the U.S. Army Depot. Sacramento, California
• Dulles International Airport Access Road. Ramp Metering Feasibility to E.B. I-66, Northern Virginia
• City of Temecula’s Red Light Camera System Evaluation
• City of Santa Clarita’s Red Light Camera System Proposal Evaluation

Toll Roads/Financial Studies Projects:

• Los Angeles County MTA (Metro) I-5 North Managed/HOT Lanes Traffic & Revenue Study, North LA County, CA
•    Caltrans AB-680 Highway 118-126 Toll Road, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, CA
• Denver W-470 Toll Revenue Study for Engineer 470 Partnership, Denver, Colorado
• New Jersey Turnpike Widening Transportation and Toll Plaza Study for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
• Identification of Funding, STIP and CIP Programs for Metrolink Commuter Rail System, Southern California

Transportation Planning Projects:

• Los Angeles County MTA’s Evaluation of the Santa Monica Freeway/Smart Corridor, L.A., CA
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Evaluation of RSTI Projects, Evaluated 10 Major Projects, Los Angeles County, CA
• Los Angeles County MTA’s State Routes 57 & 60 Interchange Improvements Feasibility Traffic Study
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Traffic Signal Operation and Maintenance Training Workshops
• Identification of Funding, STIP & CIP Programs for Metrolink Commuter Rail System, Southern CA
• Metrolink’s Traffic Engineering Analysis of the New Maintenance Facility Design Requirements for a New Access Road for SCRRA, Los Angeles, CA
• Metrolink’s Traffic Engineering and Cost Estimating for local Street Improvement near San Bernardino and Upland Train Stations for SCRRA, Southern CA
• Metrolink Commuter Rail System’s Traffic Engineering Design & Study Reports for Chatsworth Train Station and Lassen Grade Crossing for SCRRA, Southern CA
• Los Angeles World Airport-Palmdale Airport Master Plan, Transportation Planning & Computer Modeling Utilizing TRANPLAN & EMME II Computer Models
• Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s Red Line Subway Systems Computer Modeling, Boston, Beacon Hill and Cambridge, MA
• City of Palmdale’s Traffic Impact Fee Assessment and Traffic Model Using TRANPLAN Computer Model, Palmdale, CA
• Rote 24 Extension Traffic Study Utilizing UTPS Computer Model, Morristown, NJ
• North Carolina State University Campus Expansion Traffic Study, Raleigh, North Carolina
• Consultant to FHWA/NAHSC on AHS Operational & Maintenance Components & Institutional Constraints
• Consultant to FHWA/NAHSC on AHS Outreach Program, Conducting Focus Group Meeting in Boston, MA, Denver, CO & Washington, D.C.
• Southern California ITS Deployment Plan for Caltrans District 7, Los Angeles, California
• Caltrans TSM Grant Application Preparation for the City of Oceanside, California
• City of Sacramento’s Arden/Arcade Local Area Transportation Study TSM & Traffic Operations Studies. Sacramento, California
• Governor’s Island Ferry Stacking TSM Project - U.S. Coast Guard. Manhattan, New York City
• TMP Preparation Including Reg. XV Implementation for the U.S. Army Depot. Sacramento, CA
• Wal-Mart Traffic and Parking Impact Study, Santa Clarita, California
• 720 Paularino Parking Study, Variance, and CUP Application for the City of Costa Mesa, CA
• Rye Canyon Business Park, 3 million SF North and South Campus Traffic and Parking Impact Studies, Santa Clarita, CA
• Truck Route Feasibility Study for Vulcan Materials Plant in Irwindale for the City of Baldwin Park, CA
• Los Angeles Grand Sports Arena Traffic Engineering Feasibility Study for a Private Developer near Downtown Los Angeles, California
• Caltrans AB-680 Highway 118-126 Toll Road, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, CA
• Denver W-470 Toll Revenue Study for Engineer 470 Partnership, Denver, Colorado
• New Jersey Turnpike Widening Transportation and Toll Plaza Study for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority
• Port of San Diego B-Street Pier Alignment, Traffic Engineering Study for a New Cruise Ship Terminal, San Diego, CA
• Port of Long Beach’s SCAQMD’s Grant for Air Quality/Emission Control Improvements at Port’s Roadways/Highways, Long Beach, CA
• Port Liberte (Caven Point) Traffic Impact Study, Jersey City, New Jersey
• Review of Draft Traffic Impact Report for the Port of Los Angeles’ West Basin, Los Angeles, CA
• Palmdale Airport Plaza Traffic Impact Report, Palmdale, CA

Traffic and Parking Impact Studies Projects:

• City of San Clemente Traffic Control Plans (TCP) for the Vintage Shores Senior Apartments on Camino De Estrella, San Clemente, California
• City of San Clemente’s Traffic Signal Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) for El Camino Real and Pacific Coast Highway, San Clemente, California
• City of San Clemente/Kaufman and Broad Coastal, Villa Pacifica’s Tract 15870 Traffic Signal Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E), San Clemente, California
• Honali Plaza Parking Study, Laguna Hills, California
• Wal-Mart Traffic and Parking Impact Study, Santa Clarita, California
• 720 Paularino Parking Study, Variance, and CUP Application for the City of Costa Mesa, California
• Dodge Dealership Traffic and Parking Study, Lompoc, California
• Washington Mutual Bank’s Parking Study and Variance Application for the City of Laguna Hills, California
• Rye Canyon Business Park, 3 million SF North and South Campus Traffic and Parking Impact Studies, Santa Clarita, CA
• Truck Route Feasibility Study for Vulcan Materials Plant in Irwindale for the City of Baldwin Park, California
• City of Huntington Beach Traffic Control Plans (TCP) preparation for the Huntington Beach Central Park Sports Complex, Huntington Beach, California
• State Route 55 Fly-over I-5 Freeway Traffic Control Plans and Traffic Management Plan for Caltrans District 12, Santa Ana, California
• Los Angeles Grand Sports Arena Traffic Engineering Feasibility Study for a Private Developer near Downtown Los Angeles, California
• Calabasas Volvo Dealership Traffic Impact Study, Calabasas, CA
• The Gallery Traffic Impact Report, San Clemente, CA
• Lockheed Martin Traffic Impact Analysis, Palmdale, CA
• Palmdale Airport Plaza Traffic Impact Report, Palmdale, CA
• Quartz Hill Traffic & Fee Impact Studies, Palmdale, CA
• North San Diego County Future Urbanizing Area Traffic Study, San Diego, CA
• Village Shopping Center Traffic Impact Report, San Clemente, CA
• Lockheed Martin Aircraft Facility Plant Traffic Study, Palmdale, CA
• Serra Catholic School Traffic Impact Report Review, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
• GFW’s Five Power Plants Traffic Impacts in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Contra Costa County, CA
• Port Liberte (Caven Point) Traffic Impact Study, New York Harbor, NY
• Packhard/Bambergers Traffic Impact, Cost Estimating & Alternatives Studies, Hackensack, NY
• California Exposition Center Expansion Draft EIR & Traffic Impact Study, Sacramento, CA
• Arden-Fair Mall Expansion: Fourth Anchor Tenant Traffic Impact & EIR, Sacramento, CA

Traffic Signal Design/Timing/Coordination/Cost Estimating Projects:

• The Governor’s Go California Project of Adaptive Traffic Signal Control Systems PS & E for SR 66 for Caltrans District 7
• Synchronization of 144 Caltrans & City of Modesto Traffic Signals, Modesto, CA
• Synchronizing 72 Downtown Traffic Signals for Caltrans District 10, Stanislaus County & the City of Modesto
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Traffic Signal Operation and Maintenance Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Traffic Signal Timing Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Video Detection and Surveillance Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Type 170 Controller Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Systems (Data, Video, and Audio) Communications Training Workshops
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Countywide Bus Signal Priority, CtNet & QuicNet Systems Training
• Traffic Signal Synchronization, Implementation, and Fine Tuning of 121 Signals for the City of Modesto and Caltrans D-10
• Santa Clarita’s Traffic Signal Synchronization for 38 Locations along 3 major Regional Arterials
• City of Modesto Traffic Signal Coordination. Retiming and Upgrade for 98 Locations, City of Modesto, CA
• City of Chino Hills Traffic Signal Plan Check Services
• City of Palmdale Traffic Signal Coordination. Retiming and Fine-tuning for 22 Locations, City of Palmdale, Southern California
• City of Ceres Traffic Signal Coordination & Retiming for 17 Locations, Ceres, Northern California
• Newport Boulevard Traffic Signal System Improvement for the City of Costa Mesa, CA
• Plan Preparation and Design Utilizing Caltrans Standards and AutoCAD for the City of Lancaster, CA
• Burke Lake Road’s Signal. Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C.
• Interstate I-95 Service Roads and Local Intersections in Northern Virginia/Wash., D.C.
• U.S. Route 27 Traffic Signal Progression, Cincinnati, Ohio
• U.S. Route 7 Relocation Study. Signal Design & Capacity Analysis for Connecticut Department of Transportation, Norwalk, Connecticut
• Packard/Bambergers Development Traffic Signals Cost Estimating, Hackensack, New Jersey
• Virginia Beach’s Traffic Signal Cost Estimating, Virginia Beach, Virginia
• Traffic Signal Retiming, Installation and Fine Tuning for the City of Baldwin Park and LA County
• Pacific Coast Highway and El Camino Real’s Traffic Signal for the City of San Clemente
• Traffic Signal Inspection & Construction Engineering Management for the City of Baldwin Park
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Evaluation of RSTI Projects
• On-Call Traffic Signal Timing and Design Services for the City of Palmdale
• On-Call Traffic Signal Construction Inspection Services for the City of Colton
• Preparing PS&E Package for New Signals for the City of San Bernardino
• Preparing PS&E for Signal Design Packages for the City of Baldwin Park
• Preparing PS&E Packages for Signals in Colton
• Consulting Design and PS&E Services for Railroad Pre-emption at Sierra Highway and Avenue P&R for Metrolink and the City of Palmdale
• Baldwin Park’s Master Interconnect Design and PS&E for the City
• State Route 14 and Avenue S Signal and Striping PS&E Preparation for the City of Palmdale, Los Angeles County, and Caltrans D-7
• Design services for the Interconnect Modification of Avenue R and 5th Street East for the City of Palmdale
• Construction Engineering Management for State Route 14 and Avenue S for the City of Palmdale and Caltrans D-7
• Los Angeles County MTA’s Evaluation of the SMART/Santa Monica Freeway ITS Systems

Port Projects:

• Port of San Diego B-Street Pier Alignment, Traffic Engineering Study for a New Cruise Ship Terminal, San Diego, California
• Port of Long Beach’s SCAQMD’s Grant for Air Quality/Emission Control Improvements at Port’s Roadways/Highways, Long Beach, California
• Port Liberte (Caven Point) Traffic Impact Study, Jersey City, New Jersey

Rail Transit Projects:

• Metrolink Commuter Rail System’s Traffic Engineering Design & Study Reports for Chatsworth Train Station and Lassen Grade Crossing for southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), Southern California
• Metrolink’s Traffic Engineering Analysis Report and Preliminary Conceptual Design on North Main Street Grade separation over Los Angeles River near Downtown Los Angeles for SCRRA, Southern California
• Metrolink’s Traffic Engineering Analysis of the New Maintenance Facility Design Requirements for a New Access Road for SCRRA, Los Angeles, California
• Metrolink’s Traffic Engineering and Cost Estimating for local Street Improvement near San Bernardino and Upland Train Stations for SCRRA, California

Comments:

Pl. see Awards /Honors and attachments

Contribution to the Profession:

Pl. see Civic/Community/Regional Contributions below.

Civic:

• Elected to the City of Laguna Niguel City Council, 2014-2018
• For 8 years served as the Chairman/Commissioner of the Planning Commission, City of Laguna Niguel, responsible for review and setting policies of over $500 million new developments including numerous projects and the Gateway Specific Plan
• For 10 years served as the Chairman/Commissioner of the Traffic & Transportation Commission, City of Laguna Niguel, responsible for review and setting policies of all traffic, transportation and parking issues
• For 2 years served as a community activist in the citizens fight against and defeating building a new airport at the former El Toro Marine Air Base
• Served as a community block captain for the City of Laguna Niguel Police Department/Orange County Sheriff Department
• Orange County World Affairs Council, Board of Trustees,  Orange County, California, 2015-2018
• Boy Scouts of America, Nomination Committee Chairman, Orange County, California, 2015-2016
• Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Board Member of 188 Cities Region, Representing the City of Laguna Niguel, California, 2015-2018
• Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), Board Member Alternate, Representing the City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California, 2015-2016
• Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), Board Member Alternate, Representing the City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California, 2014-2015
• Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Board Member Alternate, Representing the City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California, 2014-2018
• Capistrano Unified School District, Co-representative of the City of Laguna Niguel, Orange County, California, 2015-2018
• City of Laguna Niguel Traffic & Transportation Commission, City Council Liaison, 2014-2018
• City of Laguna Niguel Gateway Signage Ad-Hoc Committee, City Council Liaison, 2014-2018
• City of Laguna Niguel Sister City Committee Ad-Hoc Committee, City Council Liaison, 2014-2018
• The Harvard Club of Southern California, Appointed to Director, 2015-2018
• Harvard Business School “HBS” Association of Orange County, Crimson Circle Member, 2015-2018

Suggested Award Summary:

City of Laguna Niguel Council Member Fred Minagar, MS, PE, RCE, FITE has over 31 years of real world practice and teaching experience in the field of transportation. He has planned, engineered, managed and administered over 550 traffic/civil/electrical engineering, transportation planning and intelligent transportation systems projects in 16 states across the United States, South Korea, and The Peoples Republic of China. With over 20 years of continuous civic service in the City of Laguna Niguel, he is currently the longest serving City Council Member/Commissioner in the City. He has served for 8 years in the Planning Commission as well as 10 years in the Traffic & Transportation Commission while serving as chairman over half a dozen times. Fred is the president & CEO of Minagar & Associates, Inc., a consulting ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), traffic/civil/electrical engineering, transportation planning homeland security & CEM firm headquartered in Irvine, for over 22 years. He is a recognized national authority in the areas of ITS, traffic engineering & transportation planning and toll finance. He is the recipient of over a dozen local, regional, state and national awards in the area of transportation.

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