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Jonathan Slason, PE

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, B.S. Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004
  • Professional Engineer License (Civil, Vermont, USA)
  • Young Professional of the Year (2008 New England Section ITE)

Jonathan Slason, P.E is a sole practitioner assisting those with peer reviews, signal, road, or active mode design, and traffic operational analysis in New Zealand and USA. 

My experience has been focused on delivering traffic and transportation schemes in a wide variety of settings, from initial strategies and business plans to final design and construction review. My primary role has been lead transportation engineer responsible for the delivery of numerous road, bike, and public transportation projects – through investigation/planning and design.

I have worked with organizations, municipalities, states, and other government jurisdictions of all sizes to assess the transportation impacts of development and land use changes while encouraging economic strength, diversity, and sustainability.

I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Economics. The combined focus has enabled me to leverage both disciplines to implement methods of sustainable development focusing on the importance of transportation as it interacts with industry, local economic development, social equity, housing, and community resilience.

Primary areas of experience:
- Traffic Engineering
- Operational analysis 
- Transportation Planning
- Signal Design and Optimization
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Design and Operations

Specialties: Transportation, planning, and operations. Land use development, economic analysis, alternative financing and innovative financing, climate change, transportation economics, transportation energy consumption, greenhouse gases, PT/bus priority, signal design and optimization.





n  Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) – Past President of the Vermont (USA) Chapter

Special competence

n  Signal design and timing, micro-simulation, and traffic operational analysis.

n  Land use and transportation interactions and innovative financing mechanisms



  • Nov 2008 – Feb 2013: Senior Transportation Engineer, Beca Infrastructure Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

  • May 2004 – Nov  2008: Senior Associate, Resource Systems Group, Inc,  Burlington, Vermont, USA

  • Jan 2003 - Aug 2003: Student Co-Op Intern, KATZ, OKITSU & ASSOCIATES (KOA), San Diego, California, USA