Jon Markt Named 2023 Young Professional of the Year by ACEC Nebraska
Jon Markt, P.E., RSP, a traffic engineer/transportation planner, based in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, office, has been honored as the 2023 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies Nebraska. The award recognizes accomplishments of Nebraska engineers under the age of 35 who have contributed to the engineering profession in the state and made a positive community impact.
Since joining HDR nine years ago, Jon has become a leader in assignments related to transportation planning and analysis, including developing and refining transportation operations, safety and planning models. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Texas at Austin, he is a regional and national expert in dynamic traffic assignment models, predictive safety analysis models, planning for autonomous and connected vehicles, and transportation systems management and operations.
He tackles and advances some of HDR’s most innovative and impactful transportation projects. Jon served as deputy project manager for the Interstate 80 Automated Corridor Study, which earned a National ACEC Honor Award for practical engineering in challenging circumstances. He led the development of two innovative analysis methods that have since been adopted by four additional departments of transportation.
“Jon helps our clients understand the latest and greatest ways to improve their systems, looks critically at their needs, and assists them in finding the right solutions,” said Mike Forsberg, HDR traffic/transportation planning section manager. “He’s always looking to bring an innovative approach to HDR and all of our clients.”