A Brief History:

After working for 12 years at a large transportation consulting firm, founder and company president Sudhir Murthy started TrafInfo Communications, Inc. originally called Trafinfo.com (as were so many other companies started during the so-called “Dot Com” era) in 2000. Working initially from his basement, Sudhir was involved in several projects as a sub-consultant in his area of expertise in transportation modeling, traffic engineering studies and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Simultaneously, he developed the Trafmate™ product, an innovative Internet-based wireless telemetry system for application in traffic data collection at continuous count stations for which he holds a patent. The company has since grown in size while maintaining the uniqueness of two distinct business areas – transportation consulting and wireless communication.

Who We Are:

Sudhir Murthy

Sudhir Murthy, P.E., PTOE – President:

Sudhir has over 25 years of experience in all elements of traffic engineering, transportation planning and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). His experience covers wireless data communication, signal design, and preparation of PS&E contract documents, travel demand forecasting, and development of computer models for autos, transit and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. He has also specialized in preparation of traffic management plans for work zones, intermodal planning, and design of geographic information systems (GIS). Sudhir is a graduate of IIT Madras and Purdue University with a Master’s in Transportation and Urban Engineering.

Deanna Peabody

Deanna Peabody, P.E. – Transportation Engineer:

Deanna completed her Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her graduate research focused on methods to increase older driver safety. Her expertise encompasses traffic engineering and transportation planning including roadway safety and operations, VISSIM modeling, ArcGIS, and the design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). She is also an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).

Joel Batista

Joel Batista – Product Manager (IMSA Level 1 Technician):

Joel brings extensive experience in the design, operations and maintenance of telecommunication equipment, traffic monitoring devices and knowledge of electronic systems and devices. Joel’s experience includes design, installation, and field maintenance for telecommunication equipment including wireless broadband commercial cellular modems, digital paging and satellite modems. Joel also manages the Trafmate design including printed circuit board design and layout, manufacturing and assembly of electronic components, testing and deployment.

James Schleicher

James Schleicher – Software Engineer:

James brings extensive experience with software development for traveler information systems. His expertise includes database development and administration, web-based application, and development of web-based traveler information tools. His software experience covers various languages including C, Java, PHP; databases including SQL, MySQL; network operating systems including Windows, Linux; web-based tools including HTML, ASP and JavaScript. James is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a undergraduate degree in Computer Science and of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a master’s degree in Computer Science.

Cynthia Pinto

Cynthia Pinto – Software Engineer:

Cynthia brings knowledge of major computer operating systems, and programming languages. She is well-versed in C++, C# and PHP programming languages. She is experienced in database technologies including Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL. She also has extensive work experience in web development, embedded systems programming. Cynthia is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Vathanak (Nak) Hong

Vathanak (Nak) Hong – Technician:

Vathanak (Nak) is familiar with most traffic data collection equipment including side-fire microwave radar, and inductive loop/piezo-electric based traffic counting equipment. He has worked extensively with LCR meters and picoscope oscilloscope. He also brings intimate familiarity with 4G LTE cellular modem and installation of solar power equipment including panels and charge controllers.