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Blaine Leonard

Professional Title: Transportation Technology Engineer

Organization: Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)

Sessions: Session 7

Biography

Blaine Leonard is the Transportation Technology Engineer at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of connected and automated vehicles and related traffic management technologies. His team is on the forefront of operational, connected vehicle deployments. He is active in, and has chaired various efforts in AASHTO, the CAT Coalition, ITE, ITS America, SAE, and other national groups with a focus on these technologies. Blaine has been with UDOT since 2001 and spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business prior to that, including as a partner or owner in two firms. He served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2010 and has won awards from ASCE, AASHTO, SAE and the Utah Engineers Council. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is Past Chair of Utah’s licensing board. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah, where he was named a Distinguished Civil Engineering Alumni in 2010 and has twice served as an adjunct professor.