Herb Singleton Jr, P.E., INCE Bd. Cert. – Managing Partner
Herb is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of CSA. He has over 17 years of acoustical engineering experience. His specialties include acoustical measurements and modeling. He has applied these skills to noise and vibration analyses for transportation, construction, industrial and architectural projects.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also taken Master’s courses in Audio Acoustics at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom.
Herb is a registered professional engineer in the states of Massachusetts and Georgia. He is a member of NCAC and a Board Certified Member of Institute of Noise Control Engineering. He has participated in ANSI working groups to develop standards for community noise ordinances and developing standards for vibration testing for rail and transit applications. He spent 6 years as treasurer for the Greater Boston Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America.
Herb has been one of the instructors of the NTI/FTA noise and vibration training course for the past five years. In addition, he is the developer of the FTA General Assessment noise spreadsheet given out to all course attendees.
He has performed environmental noise and vibration assessments for a variety of transit projects ranging from commuter rail and light rail to heavy rail extensions. He has supported those projects through public hearings and NEPA processes when necessary. He has analyzed station acoustics and public address systems as well as performing detailed noise and vibration mitigation design for transit systems.
In addition to environmental assessments, Herb has conducted acoustical engineering analyses for architectural and industrial applications. He has modeled noise and vibration sources, performed laboratory analyses of vibration mitigation products, and developed signal processing techniques for the vibration propagation procedure described in the FTA guidance manual’s Detailed Vibration Analysis section.
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Lance is a Partner and Co-Founder of CSA. He has over 17 years’ experience in transit and rail related noise and vibration projects and is a recognized expert in the field of transit noise and vibration.
He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Temple University and is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
Lance is one of the authors of the FTA’s guidance manual on noise and vibration impact assessment and has been one of the instructors for the NTI/FTA noise and vibration training course for the past ten years.
He has been the noise and vibration lead on over 200 transit projects throughout his career. He has extensive experience in light rail transit (LRT), bus rapid transit (BRT), streetcar, heavy rail, commuter rail, intercity trains and high-speed rail, and freight rail systems. He has participated in and managed projects ranging from Alternative Analysis and Environmental Analyses to Environmental Impact Statements and Final Design of noise and vibration mitigation.
Mr. Meister is a member of TRB and APTA and is on the planning committee for the Railroad Environmental Conference at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Meister’s activities have included field survey measurements, environmental assessments, and computer modeling of noise and vibration propagation. He has been involved in vehicle noise and vibration measurements, sound insulation projects for transit, and modeling of noise and vibration mitigation. Mr. Meister was also the principal designer of the FRA’s locomotive horn noise model, which is used to assess noise impact from horns at grade crossings.
Mr. Meister has extensive public speaking experience, including teaching the FTA/NTI course, presenting technical papers at conferences and presenting at public meetings. One of his strengths is his ability to present complex ideas and concepts in an easy to understand and accessible manner.
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George Holey - Master Technician
George has over 30 years of experience in electronics and instrumentation. His specialties include providing quality manufacturing and service support for engineering and systems development, deployment of electronic noise monitoring equipment and production of electronic hardware devices including analog/digital circuits and power supplies.
George has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a veteran of the Air Force. He worked for three years as an electronic technician while serving in the Air Force, a year as an AM radio tech for the civil defense radio network in the New England/New York State area, and sixteen years as a broadband radio tech on a NATO contract in Europe. He was also the laboratory manager for a prominent acoustical consulting company for over five years.