On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) named Kevin Johnson, PE the Advocacy Award winner during their Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon. This meeting is held annually for members and colleagues to celebrate TMACC’s successes over the past year and honor their members who have gone above and beyond to “live” their mission. Specifically, the award for Advocacy is presented to an individual or group that displays institutional leadership working towards advancing TMACC’s priorities, including improving air quality, congestion mitigation and improving access to transportation.
As the President of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (TPD), Mr. Johnson’s areas of expertise are in transportation engineering and design, transportation planning, environmental analyses, and providing expert witness services for accident cases. Foundationally, he believes his duty as an engineer is to be involved in the public decision-making process in order to raise awareness of the need to address the rapidly decaying state of our transportation infrastructure. Over the past few years, Mr. Johnson worked tirelessly for the passage of Acts 88 and 89 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He believes that as engineers, he and his peers are trained to identify and solve problems, so he has dedicated his career to educating the public and elected officials at the local, state and national levels on transportation issues and why increased funding is needed.
Mr. Johnson’s efforts and leadership, in part, have also brought recent recognition to the firm; Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVF) named TPD the Engineering Leadership Award winner at their Annual Meeting on May 20, 2019. A representative from GVF said “as they celebrate their 30th anniversary as a firm, we are excited to honor TPD for their dedication as a leader in transportation engineering and design and for their continued support in advancing TDM throughout the region.”