John Doàn, PE, has joined the firm, Atkins Tolls and Transportation as a senior project manager for its tolls and transportation practice in the Minneapolis office. Doàn comes to Atkins with a wealth of experience in managed lanes, road pricing, and demand management, particularly in the area of national transportation planning and policy, innovative finance, and public involvement.
“We are very excited to have John join us. His vast experience in managed lanes and pricing strategies, and his involvement in the transportation community will broaden our ability to more fully meet the needs of our clients,” says Kevin Hoeflich, Atkins director of national tolls.
Doàn was appointed to the Metropolitan Council in March 2011. He is one of 17-members, 16 governor appointed, senate confirmed candidates representing geographic areas for a regional planning agency for the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area. He represents District 10, which includes portions of Anoka and Ramsey counties.
A registered professional engineer, Doàn most recently worked as a Senior Associate in transportation planning at SRF Consulting Group. As a Council member he serves on the Environment and Transportation committees.
Before joining SRF Consulting Group in 2007, Doàn worked at the Minnesota Department of Transportation as the MnPASS Program Director. He managed feasibility planning, contracting, financing and public involvement efforts for the cutting-edge fast lanes project. He also worked at the MnDOT Office of Investment Management and conducted benefit-and-cost analyses for transportation investment decisions.
Doàn received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was named a Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in 2005.
Doàn was appointed by the Governor to two consecutive four-year terms on the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, where he lead the organization as its chair for three years.
His other community work included co-chairing the Asian Pacific Cultural Center’s Capital Campaign; a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Congestion Pricing Committee; and as president of the Windemere Homeowner’s Association. An alumnus of St. Thomas Academy in St. Paul, Doàn also served on the school’s Board of Trustees from 2002-04.
Doàn is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He served as a commissioned officer and was Company Commander of the Mobile Construction Battalion Two Five.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Doàn ’s family fled on a small fishing boat after several attempts in 1979, making it to Singapore, and then to America in 1980. Today, Doàn lives in Blaine with his wife and two children.
Contact John Doàn at 763-355-8746 or [email protected].