Keynote Luncheon Presentation by Mark T. Johnson, P.E.,
Principal Engineer, MTJ Roundabout Engineering
Get the straight facts on roundabouts! Roundabouts are becoming more prevalent around the nation and in our region, yet many misconceptions remain. This nationally recognized expert will offer insights on the best uses of this approach in rural settings as well as in complex urban corridors, and interchanges. He will discuss the safety and economic advantages of roundabouts and illustrate common factors that successful roundabouts share such as good design and effective public engagement.
A nationally recognized expert, Mr. Johnson works to advance the design knowledge and engineering requirements for successful roundabout implementation across the US. His technical design methodology combined with effective communication and presentation skills have proven particularly valuable in delivering solutions to complex traffic problems that are well-liked by the driving public, adjacent businesses, government representatives, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
Mr. Johnson is a registered Professional Engineer in 11 states and in Canada. He is a frequent speaker at local, regional and national conferences including the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Johnson is a co-author of the 2010 FHWA Roundabout Design Guide (NCHRP 672) and is a FHWA Peer-to-Peer Qualified Roundabout Reviewer. He is an active member of both the TRB and ITE Roundabout Committees.
MTJ Engineering has played a key role in the analysis, design, public outreach, education, and construction of over 400 successful roundabout implementations across North America, including many award winning projects. The firm creates single- and multi-lane solutions for the entire range of traffic conditions and contexts including rural settings, urban corridors, and interchanges.
Mark Johnson started MTJ Engineering in 2005 following 12 years of public- and private-sector transportation engineering positions, including four years for the City of Loveland, Colorado and four years at the Wisconsin DOT. He earned a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.