Stephen C. Abrams, President

Contact Information

Stephen Abrams

Phone number: (925) 945-0201


Stephen Abrams has over 18 years experience in the fields of traffic engineering and transportation planning. He joined the firm in 1995, expanding their capabilities in the areas of computer applications and environmental review. During his career, Mr. Abrams has successfully managed a broad range of traffic engineering and transportation planning projects and has developed a strong reputation for resolving complex issues on both large and controversial projects.

He has proven himself to be one of the most capable in the industry, at handling sensitive political situations and is highly respected for his presentation skills, and his work as an expert witness on transportation planning issues. By successfully representing both private and public sector clients, on the most challenging traffic engineering and environmental review issues, Mr. Abrams has repeatedly proven his abilities and integrity.

Traffic Impact Studies

Mr. Abrams specializes in the preparation of traffic impact studies (TIS) for both large and small projects and began his career preparing environmental impact reports. Since then he has become a specialist on the review of CEQA and NEPA legal issues as they relate to traffic and transportation. In addition, Mr. Abrams has an excellent understanding of the entire range of environmental review subject areas and how these relate to decisions about transportation. The following are some examples of the hundreds of traffic impact studies that he has prepared: San Francisco Central Freeway Areawide TIS, Concord Lowe�s TIS, Streets of Brentwood TIS, Orinda Gateway Valley TIS, Antioch City Gate Project TIS, Stonecreek Los Banos TIS, Modesto Target Expansion TIS.

Transportation Planning

Mr. Abrams has extensive transportation and master planning experience. He prefers working on projects from the beginning design stages, so decisions on transportation facilities and improvements can be made up front, instead of becoming mitigations. Selected examples of his many traffic planning studies include: Bayshore Corridor Transit System Planning Study, SF Comprehensive Bicycle Plan, Gavilan Community College Master Plan, Lower Fillmore Revitalization Project Traffic and Parking Plan, Union City General Plan/Redevelopment Plan Update

Additional Areas of Specialized Experience

Mr. Abrams has a broad range of traffic engineering experience that includes many complex studies of public transportation, parking issues, construction traffic control, pedestrian and bicycle analyses, accident analyses, and development of transportation systems management (TSM) programs.

Professional Experience

  • Abrams Associates, 1995 to Present
  • Wilbur Smith Associates, 1993 to 1995
  • Environmental Science Associates, Inc., 1989 to 1993

Education and Professional Registration

  • San Francisco State University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1992
  • Registered Professional Traffic Engineer in the State of California. License No. TR1852


  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers