Raheem DILGIR

Raheem Dilgir is a Road Safety Professional with 21 years of experience in Canada, the United States, India and New Zealand. Raheem has been instrumental in the development of road safety engineering guidance for the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and other leading organizations in Canada.  He has led or participated in over 200 network, corridor and intersection reviews, including several high-profile and multi-agency studies; and over 100 planning and design-stage road safety audits, including major P3 projects. He participates actively on road safety industry committees, including TAC’s Road Safety and Sustainable Transportation Standing Committees; the TRB Highway Safety Planning and Roadway Safety Culture Subcommittees; and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Safety and Expert Witness Councils. He has delivered several courses and guest lectures in road safety engineering and co-chairs the Safe Roads and Communities committee of the BC Road Safety Strategy, is a director at the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals, and was a founding member of the Canadian ITE Training Task Force. Raheem operates his own road safety consultancy, TranSafe Consulting, through which he assists road agencies in the development, delivery and evaluation of road safety programs and projects.

Specialties:
government program review and development
transportation/road design
school traffic safety and safe routes to school
human factors engineering
active transportation planning
road safety audits
road safety course development and instruction
expert witness services

Background

Raheem Dilgir, P.Eng., PTOE, MBA serves as Vice President of Hamilton Finn Road Safety Consulting Ltd. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Dilgir participated in projects for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, provincial road authorities and various municipal jurisdictions in British Columbia. His areas of expertise include in-service road safety reviews, road safety audits and applied road safety research. Since 1999, he has conducted road safety studies in urban and rural Alberta, which includes road network screening, in-service road safety reviews, safety assessments, road safety audits, design reviews, applied road safety research, evaluation studies and training. Mr. Dilgir participated in or managed more than a hundred studies in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Michigan. Mr. Dilgir currently manages the safety assessments for the Southern and Peace Regions of Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation. He also presented several conference papers, is a guest lecturer for the University of Calgary and has assisted in the preparation and delivery of traffic safety courses and seminars to other transportation professionals. His experience also includes in Network Screening and Collision Prediction Modelling, Developing and applying advanced methods for the identification of high-risk locations within a jurisdiction’s road network: Alberta Infrastructure & Transportation since 2005, City of Calgary since 2005, City of Airdrie since 2003, City of Red Deer since 2002, Strathcona County since 2001, City of St. Albert since 2000, City of Calgary since 1999. His experience includes In-service Road Safety And Operational Reviews, Reviews of geometry, traffic conditions, collision history, and traffic conflict characteristics for intersections, corridors and interchanges, followed by the identification and evaluation of appropriate safety countermeasures, Intersection and Corridor Reviews: Yellowhead/CapilanoInterchange,Edmonton; 52nd Street East Corridor, Calgary; Rural Intersections, Strathcona County; 5 Intersections in Red Deer, 2002; Highway 1/9/SH797 and Highway 2/3, Alberta Transportation; Schaefer Highway Corridor, Detroit; and Southeast Marine Drive Corridor, Vancouver. He is specialized in Safety and Planning Reviews: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology; 28 Street and Memorial Drive, Calgary (included LRT crossing); 12 Street NW, Calgary (assisted-living community), Fraser Hwy. Planning Study, Lower Mainland; Surrey Central Station Bus Loop Review; Highway 407 HOV Signing Review, Ontario; Review of Pedestrian Crossing Locations, Coquitlam, B.C.; and Connaught Heights Neighborhood Traffic Control Plan, New Westminster, B.C. In Road Safety Audits And Design Safety Reviews, Formal or informal safety reviews conducted during the design stage of a construction or road improvement project: Highway 43 Twinning, Glencourt to Glenevis; 100 Avenue Bicycle Lanes, Edmonton; DeerfootTrail Extension to Okotoks; Yellowhead Trail and 156 Street Interchange, Edmonton; 48th Avenue Corridor, Camrose; Calgary Airport Parkade Construction Detour; MacEwan Student Centre Expansion, University of Calgary; Taylor Drive / 77 Street Widening, Red Deer; Elbow Drive Traffic Management, Calgary; North Innisfail Interchange Upgrades; Mount Royal Traffic Calming Plan; and Centre Street HOV Lane Project, Calgary. Mr. Dilgir’s Applied Road Safety Research And Policy Development includes, Review of the potential safety benefits of road safety measures, and their potential applications: Freeway Congestion Management Systems; Backup Power Systems for Traffic Signals; Review of Weather-Related Collisions; and Development of Speed Zone Policies. His other industry research documents participated in, with a focus on documenting current and best practices in the Prairies: includes, Enhancements to STOPControls at Rural Highway Intersections, AIT and C-TEP, 2005; Alberta Transportation’s Guidelines for School and Playground Zones since 2004; Dangerous Good Route Selection Criteria, C-TEP and City of Calgary since 2003; MISSION POSSIBLE’s Synopsis of Road Safety Engineering Initiatives; and The Transportation Association of Canada’s Guide for In-ServiceRoad Safety and Operational Reviews since 2003. Mr. Dilgir attended Conference Presentations and Papers which includes School and Playground Zones: Issues and Best Practices, CITE, since 2005; Activated School Bus Stop Warning Devices: Guidelines for a New Technology, CITE since 2005; Road Safety Audit Risk Assessment Framework, CITE since 2003; Dangerous Goods Routes SelectionCriteria, CMRSC since 2003; Traffic Signals and Safety, IMSA since 2002; Alberta Safety Audit Experience, WCTA since 2001 and 1Benefits of Red Light Cameras, IMSA since 2000. Mr. Dilgir managed Safety in Road Improvement Projects which includes, The Yellowhead Trail Case Study, TAC since 2000; Calgary’s Operation Collision Reduction, Traffic Safety since 2000 and CITE since 2001; Safety Benefits of Anti-Icing, ITE Quad since 1998 and Safety Benefits of ITS Applications, CITE since 1997. Mr. Dilgir attended Traffic Safety Seminars and assisted in the preparation and delivery of seminars on various topics in Traffic Safety, which included Road Safety Audits, Network Screening, Traffic Safety on Main Street, and Microsimulation, City ofCalgary In-Service Review Audit Course since April 2002 and Traffic Safety 2002, March 2002, Red Deer. His Other activities & affiliations includes Secretary, CITE Executive Committee, Southern Alberta Section from 2003 to 2004, MISSION POSSIBLE Speed Management and Intersection Safety Committee and Calgary Health Region’s Traffic Safety Task Force. His professional associations includes, Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), Member of Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the ITE Transportation Safety Council and Member of Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP). Mr. Dilgir has Masters of Business Administration from University of Calgary in 2002, and Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering from University of British Columbia in 1995.

Raheem Dilgir, P.Eng., PTOE, MBA

President, TranSafe Consulting Ltd.

Office: 604-563-9988

Cell: 604-653-7633

E – mail : raheem@transafe.ca