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8John M. Donaldson, P.E., PTOE

Professional Summary


Mr. Donaldson has 30 years of experience and specializes in transportation planning and engineering for public and private development.  His expertise includes regional impact analysis, access and circulation studies, long range transportation planning and feasibility studies, corridor analysis and parking analysis.  In addition, Mr. Donaldson is experienced in transportation computer modeling techniques. 


Court Qualifications


Mr. Donaldson has been qualified as an expert witness in transportation engineering in over 20 counties in Florida  as well as Georgia and Federal court.


Principal Areas of Practice


Traffic  Engineering and Transportation Planning Expert Witness:

Testimony and litigation support involving traffic engineering and transportation planning services such as access, circulation and parking analysis of  right of way acquisitions, noise, probability of highest and best use meeting concurrency requirements and preparation of trial exhibits.


Traffic Operations and Design:

Planning studies for eminent domain, comprehensive  access and parking studies and traffic impact analysis.


Transportation Planning:

Long range transportation plans, rezoning and comprehensive land use plan traffic studies, hospitals and medical centers, automotive dealerships, and bridge design and inspection.


Transportation Services for Land Development:

Access circulation, shared parking studies, trip generation studies, parking demand studies, street layout and design, turn lane  requirements and design, developments of regional impacts.




Conducting Truck Routing Studies from a New Perspective,

64th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board,

January 14-17, 1985, Washington, D.C.


A Procedural Guide for Ground Transportation Facilities at

Medium Sized Airports@ August, 1988  Nashville, TN

The Transportation Engineer as an Effective Expert Witness”, I.T.E. Annual Meeting, August 8, 2006 Milwaukee, WI


Analysis of Tourist Transportation Services for Music City U.S.A.: The Nashville, TN Experience@, Co

Author, Transportation Research Board January 14-17, 1985 Washington, D.C



Master of Science Civil Engineering

Vanderbilt University: 1988


Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering

Tennessee Technological Univ.: 1983


Registration and Certifications


Professional Engineer: Florida #40568

Professional Traffic Operations Engineer: #719

Advanced Maintenance of Traffic, FDOT Certification


Professional Experience

President, JMD Engineering, Inc.

Wellington, FL 2003—Present


Vice President, Zook, Moore and Associates, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL  1989—2003


Associate, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

West Palm Beach, FL 1984-1989


Professional Development

Highway Manual Capacity Short Course

Polytechnic Institute of New York


Designing and Operating Intersections to Meet the Needs of All Users

Institute  of Transportation Engineers (ITE)


Human Factors for Highway Engineers

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Forensic Engineering and the Engineer as an Expert Witness

Florida Engineering Society  (FES)

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Quality/Level of Service Training

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)


Synchro and Sim Traffic Training Course

TrafficWare, Boston, MA


FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM 2.5) Training Course

Bowlby and Associates, Inc. Franklin, TN

Transportation Demand Management & Transportation Demand Issues In Parking

International Parking Institute (IPI)

ADA/Accessibility Requirements for Highway Design


Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certification

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

ITE 2004 Annual Meeting Technical Session Presenter
The Traffic Engineer as an Expert Witness
Institute  of Transportation Engineers (ITE)


Professional Affiliations


Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Florida Engineering Society (FES)

Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)

International Parking Institute (IPI)

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