Transportation Planning Analyst
Jared oversees the development, coordination, monitoring, and reporting of the region's performance management system, ensuring we continue to provide a safe and efficient transportation system. Jared will work closely with federal, state, regional, and local entities to set targets and ensure that the performance-based planning process is implemented. Jared will also be responsible for overseeing all plans and activities related to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, given his knowledge and passion for cycling.
Prior to joining the Flint Hills MPO, Jared worked for the City of Manhattan, beginning as a GIS Technician and later as the Infrastructure Analyst. He also served as the Staff Liaison to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee where he worked towards increasing safety and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. He began his career in GIS with MJ Harden, working on a wide range of projects including pipeline mapping, LiDAR classification, and imagery analysis. Jared's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction; all from Kansas State University.