Daniel Haake

Daniel Haake, AICP, CMILT, ENV SP

Senior Transportation Planner

As a senior transportation planner, Dan leverages 15 years of experience to help clients navigate infrastructure and policy challenges to improve their competitiveness in today’s global marketplace. He has advised public and private sector organizations in 25 states and four countries on a wide range of issues including goods movement, electric vehicle adoption, funding/financing strategies, project selection and development, legislative/regulatory affairs, equity, and livability/complete streets.

Before joining our team, Dan worked as a principal planner at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, where he built a reputation for developing pragmatic solutions for a diverse range of projects. One of his most impactful projects was a multi-jurisdictional partnership that successfully alleviated congestion threatening the Rickenbacker Inland Port, which now supports 20,000 jobs. The project included work to streamline environmental/design processes, which has since been commended by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal.

Today, Dan is a recognized freight expert. He has helped clients around the world improve their economic competitiveness and quality-of-life. Active professionally, Dan is the chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Urban Goods Movement Committee and Transportation Research Board’s Trucking Industry Research Committee. Additionally, he serves on the American Planning Association’s national Legislative and Policy Committee. 

Dan has written over 25 articles for publications like Planning, ITE Journal, TR News, Transport Dive and Governing, and was a co-author of APA’s policies on freight, smart cities, and connected and autonomous vehicles. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like DISTRIBUTECH, the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference and TRB’s Annual Meeting.