BHX Engineering is a civil engineering and transportation planning consulting firm offering an array of professional services related to the planning, engineering and design of transportation systems and facilities. BHX offers services directly and through its collaborative partnerships in the following areas:

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Transportation Planning
  • Project Management
  • Economic Analysis
  • Land Use Planning
  • Transportation Policy
  • Economic Development

The firm was established in 2016 by Thomas J. Phelan. He has more than 25 years of experience in the management and performance of traffic and transportation consulting services in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and western Canada. He has managed a variety of highway, transit, freight facility and land development projects, and has worked in senior management roles in the engineering consulting business for more than fifteen years. A licensed professional engineer in the State of New Jersey, he earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Tom is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). He is a member of the MCEDC Board of Directors, the TransOptions Board of Directors, and the Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT.

Mr. Phelan’s areas of expertise include traffic engineering, transportation planning, industrial land use planning and truck/rail access. His clientele has included the U.S. Department of Transportation, state departments of transportation, municipal and county governments, and private real estate developers. He has led traffic engineering and roadway design elements of NEPA environmental studies in the U.S. and on design-build teams for provincial highway projects in western Canada. He served on an expert panel for the Institute of Transportation Engineers on a study for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and NAIOP to develop national guidance on updated vehicle trip generation characteristics for modern distribution centers. His work in Morris County includes his role as consultant team project manager for the Morris County Freight Transportation & Land Use Study (2011), and his tenure as the traffic engineer for the Morristown zoning and planning boards in 2014 and 2015. He has served as a professional expert in matters subject to litigation and government approvals, including his recent work with Soo Line Railroad (Canadian Pacific Railway) in their U.S. Surface Transportation Board proceedings for their eminent domain case with the Illinois Tollway Authority in 2017.

To contact Tom, please call or email:

(908) 464-5455