Urban is pleased to announce that GVF has named Andrew Gould, PE, and Larry Mitros, PE, as top Transportation Demand Management (TDM) professionals under 40 years old. Both employees serve as highway engineers based out of the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters. GVF presents these awards to ambitious leaders that are working to find creative solutions to improve our quality of life through engineering, planning, marketing campaigns and the development of commuting alternative programs that are shifting behavioral change.
Mr. Gould is a well-rounded civil engineer who in his young career has already been responsible for preliminary engineering and final design on one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s most complex bridge and highway projects. As a designer on the U.S. 422 River Crossing Complex – which consists of several individual construction packages – Mr. Gould worked on the replacement of the existing eight-span, welded steel girder bridge carrying highway over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement bridge will provide a six-lane facility, and is part of the solution to the overall project goal of relieving congestion around Valley Forge Historic Park. A graduate of Drexel University, Mr. Gould specializes in highway design and has experience with development of right-of-way plans; pavement and drainage designs; and erosion and sediment control and traffic control plans.
Mr. Mitros is a dynamic engineer with extensive experience in highway design. As a part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Roadway and Bridge Reconstruction Project from Milepost A31 to A38 on the Northeast Extension, he was responsible for designing the stormwater management plans and obtaining a NPDES permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The project proposes to widen the Pennsylvania Turnpike from four to six lanes, adding significant capacity to the limited access highway. Mr. Mitros’ experience includes developing roadway plans and profiles; maintenance and protection of traffic plans; stormwater management; and erosion and sedimentation control plans. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania and earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland, as well as an MBA from Temple University.
TDM affects everyone and their diverse backgrounds. GVF is a not-for-profit group created to advocate and promote a viable transportation network for the Greater Valley Forge region’s economic vitality. The organization honors TDM professionals under 40 annually as a testament of the ever-evolving role TDM and these individuals play in local communities.