Gresham Smith announces that John J. Anthony, P.E., PTOE, has joined the firm as a senior transportation engineer in the Birmingham office. Anthony brings 20 years of experience in traffic engineering and operations, with a focus on traffic impact studies, traffic signal design/timing, intersection/corridor safety and operational analyses. His experience will strengthen and elevate Gresham Smith’s traffic engineering services for existing and future clients throughout Alabama and the Southeast.
“John’s traffic experience will be a major boon to our Alabama practice and the clients we serve,” commented Blair Perry, P.E., Alabama State Transportation Leader at Gresham Smith . “John brings a nice mix of public- and private-sector traffic engineering experience, having worked in traffic operations at Florida DOT and running his own successful traffic engineering practice for the last 11 years . He has an exceptional level of traffic engineering and operations knowledge as well as familiarity with our state’s infrastructure opportunities and challenges. We are pleased to welcome John to our team.”
“I’m thrilled about this opportunity to grow our traffic engineering and operations services here at Gresham Smith’s Birmingham office,” said Anthony. “The opportunities in this field to make tangible and, in some cases, immediate impacts to enhance traffic safety and operations are what I enjoy most about this line of work. Through taking on tough challenges in this field and collaborating with other experienced GS&P associates, I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience to provide exceptional service to Gresham Smith’s existing and future clients.”
Anthony owned and operated Traffic Solutions, LLC, in Birmingham for 11 years prior to joining Gresham Smith. He was also a traffic engineer for three years at a local Birmingham firm and the assistant district traffic operations engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 3. Additionally, Anthony is ISMA-certified as a Level 2 traffic signal technician and is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Outside of the office, he enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball. After spending three years in the U.S. Army where he earned college tuition benefits via the Army G.I. Bill, Anthony graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Gresham Smith’s Transportation professionals deliver comprehensive planning, design, environmental, architectural and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.