Expert Witness Biography
Gordon Meth, P.E., is a civil engineer with over 25 years of design and analysis experience in traffic, highway, and site/civil engineering. He has particular expertise in intersection design and analysis, including traffic signals, signal timing / programming, crash analysis, utility conflicts, crosswalks, and roundabouts. Mr. Meth applies his expertise to forensic casework involving civil engineering, highway design, traffic signal design, municipal engineering, and land development.
Mr. Meth worked in consulting engineering for nearly 25 years, during which time he was the lead designer of numerous roadway, site, and intersection projects. These projects included roadway geometry, on / off ramp design, the design of temporary traffic control, construction staging, utility relocation, American’s with Disability Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks and crosswalks, drainage and stormwater facilities, and parking lots. His expertise also included crash analysis and traffic signal timing / programming. Mr. Meth’s experience included testimony before municipal land use boards at over 500 public meetings, and reviewing the site / civil engineering on hundreds of development projects for municipalities.
Mr. Meth is a recognized authority in the design of intersections with traffic signals. He has designed over 350 such intersections, served as resident engineer in the construction of over 50 such intersections, and developed signal timing plans for over 800 such intersections. He was chosen by the New Jersey Department of Transportation to co-develop and teach 2-3 day workshops on traffic signal design, and still presents this course annually.
Mr. Meth is a licensed professional engineer in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, District of Columbia, Virginia, Alaska, Arizona, Washington, and Ontario, Canada. He also holds certifications as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer and Professional Transportation Planner. He earned both a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters of Business Administration from Montclair State University. He is a Past President of the Metropolitan New York / New Jersey Section and a Past District Chair of the Northeast District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). He is also vice-chair of the Traffic Engineering National Council with the ITE, and a current member of the Transportation Professional Certification Board. He has worked on multiple engineering projects throughout the United States and Canada.