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As the Wheel Turns

Susan L. Best, PE, has been hired as Deputy Director, Traffic Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems at Philadelphia-based Urban Engineers, Inc. Ms. Best has 25 years of experience in traffic analysis and highway planning and design. She has managed the traffic engineering component of highway development projects as a consultant to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as well as counties and local municipalities. Her work has included feasibility studies, project need studies, signing plans, traffic control plans, traffic signal design plans, and traffic analyses for environtmental impact studies.

Daniel T. Cheng, PE, was named "Civil Engineer of the Year" by the Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers at their Annual Awards Dinner on May 8, 2002. Mr. Cheng is a Senior Vice President and serves on the Board of Directors of Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT), whose corporate headquarters are in Baltimore, MD. He has more than 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and management of transportation improvements throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Cheng has made sustained and continuous contributions to the civil engineering profession by using his engineering expertise in implementation of transportation facilities throughout Maryland as well as in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and Florida. He currently is involved in all facets of JMT's business practice and strategic planning for its six offices.

At a recent Past President's Dinner held by the Harrisburg Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers, Sandi Loy Bell, Skelly & Loy's CEO, was honored as Member of the Year for her outstanding service to the transportation industry. Bell has been an active member of ASHE for the past eight years, holding many postions with the Harrisburg Section of the Society, including Treasurer, First and Second Vice President, and President. She also served as Facilities and Registration Chairperson at the 1998 ASHE National Convention held in Lancaster, PA. Bell recently was named President of the Council of Engineering Companies/Pennsylvania, an organization working to improve public perception of the vital work performed by engineers and the importance of quality engineering to building project's success. Through her dedicated participation in these and many other professional organizations, Ms. Bell has positively contributed to the advancement of the engineering profession and the transportation industry.

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