Michael Crawford, PE

Market Sector Leader

Mr. Crawford is experienced in a wide range of transportation planning and traffic engineering projects. He has served as project manager for transportation planning studies, traffic impact studies, highway and signal design projects, conceptual roadway designs, travel time studies, signal designs, access plans, pavement marking plans, NEPA projects, transit plans, and other planning and operations studies for public and private clients. Mike’s experience has crossed multiple modes, including roadways, transit, bicycle and pedestrian modes, and airports and seaports.

Michael Cleland

Chief Transportation Planner

Mr. Cleland has over 25 years experience in transportation planning in both the public and private sectors. His experience includes LRTP’s, traffic analysis, transit planning, and growth management planning. Prior to joining HSA in 1991, Mr. Cleland served on the staff of three MPO’s in northwest Florida, participating on transit planning and financial resource analysis for Cost Feasible Plan development. He has extensive experience managing large-scale data collection projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, particularly for traffic and roadway data. Mr. Cleland has managed all major traffic data collection and design traffic forecasting efforts for HSA for almost 20 years. He is widely known for his expertise FDOT LOS Analysis.

Dave Anderson, PE

Traffic Engineering Director

Mr. Anderson is a Florida Registered Professional Civil Engineer – Project Manager with broad-based experience in planning, operations, safety, design and maintenance. Throughout his career, he has provided cost-effective and innovative solutions to increase mobility and safety to a diverse population of transportation customers. For more than 15 years, Mr. Anderson was the FDOT Deputy State Traffic Operations Engineer, responsible for all aspects of the traffic control and operations program. Mr. Anderson developed several specialized traffic control and safety applications, working closely with two major advocacy groups to develop standards for audible traffic signals. He also developed and implemented the Elder Roadway User Program to improve safety and mobility of our aging population in Florida. While at FDOT Mr. Anderson was also responsible for coordinating updates to all traffic and safety studies contained in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Studies, updating and publishing the Speed Zoning Manual, writing new chapters and updating the Traffic Engineering Manual, and coordinating new and revised elements to FDOT Rules and Procedures. Mr. Anderson obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He has obtained certifications in Advanced Maintenace of Traffic, Traffic Signal Technician Level 1 and Level 2 and is a member of ASCE and ITE.

Jeff Jones

Senior Transportation Statistics/GIS Manager

Mr. Jones has over 30 years of experience in transportation, land use planning, and traffic analysis. He also has four years of experience in mainframe and peripheral computer systems diagnostics. Mr. Jones has managed all aspects of the Department’s RCI, TCI, and RHCI databases managing active updates. He assumed a primary role in the extraction of FDOT’s Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) features with milepost and x,y,z coordinate locations from an imagery product developed by HSA and used by District 3. He developed the GIS centerline extraction procedures whereby, x, y, z, coordinate positions are linked to a linear referencing system using mile points. Mr. Jones managed the FDOT’s RCI QA/QC program for eight years, serving as liaison to the FDOT for three consulting firms collecting RCI data.

Mr. Jones’ transportation statistics expertise includes field data collection processing for major traffic data inventory programs and coordination/supervision of field personnel. He is very proficient in FDOT’s Survey Processing Software (SPS), which he has utilized since its inception. Mr. Jones has experience in compilation of crash data, preparation of collision diagrams, no passing zone studies, and conducting parking, pedestrian, and bicycle facility inventories. He developed a program to visually depict school zone crossing signage in Google Earth, as well as creating a field inventory program for collecting Park and Ride inventory characteristics. Mr. Jones constructed a GIS based Railway Basemap mapping all rail lines using controlled aerial imagery in ArcMap for the FDOT Rail Highway Office.

John Best

Director of Operations and Communications

Mr. Best has been with HSA for 10 years. His daily responsibilities include contract pursuits, business development, marketing, coordination, and supervision of office and field personnel. He is actively involved in both oversight and production activities on contracts for state, local, and private entities.

Mr. Best has 15 years of experience with field surveys and over 7 years with traffic statistics, traffic analysis, traffic operations data collection, and CADD. He has excellent communication skills, as well as strong project scheduling and coordination skills on multi-task assignments involving both office and field tasks. Mr. Best has comprehensive knowledge of the software used for processing video data for turning movement counts and intersection delay studies. His experience also includes the use of software for pneumatic tube count processing and MicroStation for the creation of FDOT CADD compliant plan sets and condition diagrams for intersection studies. Mr. Best has extensive knowledge of the precise operation of the survey instruments, GPS data collection, Scanning, Weather Stations, Video data collection systems, radar systems, and pneumatic tube counting systems. His attention to detail, ensuring the accuracy of recorded information, is crucial to the success of his proven ability to turn out highly precise and thorough work products with expediency. Additionally, Mr. Best brings strong personnel management and public relations skills from his extensive interactions with clients from across the state and country.