​Tessera is a firm focused on providing quality traffic engineering services. We have a strong commitment to clients through effective communications and responsiveness to their needs.

Certified as a State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services Woman-Owned Small/Minority Business Enterprise (SBE/MBE) and a Connecticut Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).


Transportation is the backbone of any community. It connects people, defines the character of the place and drives the local economy. We provide a collaborative, stakeholder-driven approach to traffic engineering, taking time to understand the needs and concerns of the client and the local community. Whether it’s conducting a road safety audit or traffic study, designing traffic control signals or planning roadway improvements, Tessera takes a holistic approach toward implementable solutions that balance the needs of all roadway users. 


Institute of Transportation Engineers

Intelligent Transportation Systems CT (Board of Directors)

North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

WTS Connecticut

American Society of Civil Engineers

Tess Schwartz, PE, PTOE

Tess holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over a decade of experience in transportation engineering, public works administration and public outreach. Ms. Schwartz has worked for several large consulting engineering firms in Connecticut and served as Assistant Director of Public Works for the Town of East Hartford. 

​Tess also currently serves as Traffic Signal Circuit Rider for the University of Connecticut T2 Center, providing Connecticut towns with training and resources in support of the maintenance and operations of their traffic signal systems.

Connecticut DBE/SBE/MBE