Daniel Haake

Daniel Haake, AICP, CMILT

Senior Transportation Planner

“I love working with clients to find innovative solutions for otherwise unsolvable problems.” 

As a senior transportation planner, Dan brings more than a decade of industry experience helping our clients navigate infrastructure and policy challenges to improve their competitiveness in today’s global marketplace. He uses his national and local experience to inform others about strategic transportation planning solutions and multimodal approaches. 

On any given day, Dan could be working in Washington D.C. to improve federal policy, collaborating with states and regional governments to develop actionable transportation strategies to improve economic development, or working with local governments to solve complex transportation issues using innovative techniques. 

Before joining our transportation team, Dan worked as a principal planner at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. 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 at the Rickenbacker Inland Port, which now supports 20,000-plus jobs. The project included work to streamline environmental processes, which has since been commended by the Federal Highway Administration, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Journal.

Dan’s portfolio also includes playing a significant role in the development of nine regional and eight statewide freight plans, leading scenario planning initiatives in three countries and two states, and securing significant TIGER (now BUILD) and INFRA grants for clients.  

Dan is affiliated with several Transportation Research Board standing committees and National Cooperative Highway Research Program panels. He has also led several initiatives through the American Planning Association on topics such as sharing economy and shrinking cities, and serves as vice chair of the ITE Urban Goods Movement Committee. 

In addition to his active involvement in industry organizations, Dan has written articles for Planning Magazine, ITE Journal, TR News and Governing, and was a co-author on the American Planning Association’s policies on freight, smart cities, and connected and autonomous vehicles.