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Nov 07

Engineering Seminar Series
Presenters: Stephanie Sward, P.E., City of La Crosse, and John Bruggeman, P.E., PTOE, raSmith

The City of La Crosse is proudly recognized as a center for year-round outdoor recreation and has grown into a regional center for active living.  This seminar highlights recent pedestrian and bicycle design projects completed by the City and offers a vision for future pedestrian and bicycle-friendly policies and plans.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
City of La Crosse Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning and Design  starting at Nov. 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Presenters: Stephanie Sward, P.E., City of La Crosse, and John Bruggeman, P.E., PTOE, raSmith

About the presenters
Stephanie Sward has 12 years of experience in the traffic engineering field and is currently the Deputy Director of Engineering and Public Works at the City of La Crosse. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation and construction engineering. Stephanie is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin. While working at the City of La Crosse and previously the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Stephanie has experience with diverse projects and specializes in traffic signal design, traffic modeling, optimization of coordinated signals, traffic signing, bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, and temporary traffic control.

John Bruggeman has 20 years of transportation engineering experience. His expertise includes traffic signal design, traffic impact studies, and traffic analysis. John oversees raSmith’s traffic signal design efforts, which have included over 100 traffic signal designs in the last five years. He has managed intersection improvement and traffic signal retiming projects, including WisDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), WisDOT permit projects, and municipal projects. Additionally, John is actively involved in the transportation engineering profession, providing technical conference presentations, serving on the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Wisconsin Section executive board, and teaching transportation engineering courses at Marquette University.

About the Engineering Seminar Series
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Engineering Seminar Series is offered on campus and via zoom. Free and open to the public, these presentations showcase the plan, design, construction, and maintenance of real-world engineering projects and how they change our community. Attendees are eligible for one professional development hour.

Disability Statement

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