Bio: Brad Yarger, President - Yarger Engineering, Inc.   317-475-1100   Email Us

Bradley William Yarger (Brad), President and owner of Yarger Engineering, is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in Indiana and Kentucky. A graduate of Purdue University, he holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering with a major in transportation. Mr. Yarger's experience includes three years with the Indiana Department of Highways and over 30 years in private practice.

Since 1995 Mr. Yarger has directed all of engineering, developed studies and design plans, and overseen construction on the owner’s behalf. He has developed construction bid documents, estimated construction costs, managed bidding processes, and negotiated engineering contracts for roadway improvement projects. He has design, timed, and overseen construction of numerous traffic signals. He has worked with architects, engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, property owners and developers, utilities and various governmental agencies, including INDOT, KYTC, FHWA, DNR, planning commission, zoning boards, technical advisory committees, city councils, and county commissioners.

He also runs the business dealing employees, clients and vendors, sales, marketing, office management, human relations, insurance, accounting, and attorneys. Prior to starting his own engineering business, Mr. Yarger worked for other engineering firms and INDOT as a transportation engineer. He is proficient in Microsoft Office, Highway Capacity Software, Synchro, SimTraffic, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. He has developed software for designing street signs. He also has performed research on traffic signal systems, presented in front of large groups, and been published.

Mr. Yarger is an active member of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, where he serves as a deacon, co-chair of the Christmas Benevolence committee, and co-head usher.

 

Professional Experience

1995 to Present
President / Owner
Yarger Engineering, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
1994 to 1995
Transportation Project Manager
Schneider Engineering Corporation, Danville, Indiana
1994
Owner / President
Yarger Engineering, Indianapolis, Indiana
1987 to 1994
Project Manager / Engineer
HNTB Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana
1987
Transportation Engineer
Bergmann Associates, Rochester, New York
1984 to 1986
District Traffic Development Engineer
Indiana Department of Highways
Crawfordsville, Indiana
1983 to 1984
District Traffic Safety Engineer
Indiana Department of Highways
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Professional Registration and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer, Indiana 1988
  • Professional Engineer, Kentucky 2007
  • IMSA Level II Traffic Signal Technician 2004

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1983
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    Majors: Transportation and Structural Engineering

Additional Training

  • Indiana Section of ITE Traffic Seminars, 1989 – 93, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015
  • Annual Purdue Road School, 1984 – 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014
  • Sidra Roundbout Analysis Software Workshop by NE Rounabouts, 2013
  • INDOT Roundabout Prequalification Training, 2013
  • Transportation Research Board National Roundabout Conference, 2008, 2011
  • FHWA Pedestrian Safety, 2010
  • KTC Traffic Impact Study Training Class, 2010
  • Roundabout Design Workshop by NE Roundabouts, 2009
  • Reno Detector Seminary, 2008
  • Civil 3D, AutoCAD Authorized Training Center, Sterling Systems, Indianapolis, IN 2005
  • International Signal Manufacturers’ Association Certification Traffic Signals Level 2, 2004
  • ITE Professional Traffic Operations Engineer Exam Review Seminar 2003
  • TSIS (CORSIM) Seminar, McTrans Center, 2002
  • International Signal Manufacturers’ Association Certification Traffic Signals Level 1, 2000
  • International Signal Manufacturers’ Association Certification Work Zones, 1999
  • Synchro & SimTraffic Seminar, 1998
  • Lincoln Land Institute Short Course, 1994
  • ITE International Meetings, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1993
  • ITE Traffic Impact Analysis Seminar, 1990
  • ASCE Applications on Advanced Technologies Conference, 1991
  • Traffic Signal Design Conference, 1986
  • Rural Highway and Urban Street Capacity Seminar, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
    Member
    Past Chairman, Traffic 91 Seminar Committee
    Past Member, Traffic 90 Seminar Committee
    Past District Director
  • International Municipal Signal Association
    Associate Member

Related Experience

  • Speaker: Highway Capacity Manual and Software
    ITE Traffic 99 Seminar, July 99
    ITE Traffic 96 Seminar, July 96
    ITE Traffic 90 Seminar, June 90
  • Author: Fully Actuated vs. Semi-Actuated Traffic Signal Systems (PDF 160K)
    ITE International Meeting, September 1993
    HNTB Seminar, October 1993
    ITE District III Meeting, September 1995
  • Instructor: TRANSYT-7F Training Seminars, Spring 1986
  • Panelist: Microcomputers Users, Purdue Road School, March 1986
  • Speaker: Signal Operations, Purdue Road School, March 1986
  • Speaker: Traffic Signal Operations, CE 361, Purdue University, 1986
  • Speaker: Computerized Traffic Analysis using NETSIM
    ITE Joint Indiana Section — Purdue Student Chapter Meeting, Spring 1983


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