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Marcus Coenen Passes the Professional Transportation Planner Certification Exam

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HR Green’s Marcus Coenen recently passed the Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification exam. Marcus was one of only 18 individuals in the nation, and the only Iowa resident to pass the exam during the October 2014 exam period. He also has the distinction of being the only Iowa resident to hold this professional certification.

The Transportation Professional Certification Board is an autonomous certification body affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. According to the board the PTP certificate distinguishes the holder from any other practitioner by stating with absolute certainty that they have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice transportation planning at a professional level. For consulting firms, employing PTPs increase the ability to compete for transportation planning projects by demonstrating the firm’s professionalism. There are now only 334 PTP-certified professionals in the U.S.

Marcus, who works in the Des Moines office, joined the HR Green transportation planning group in January, 2014 after earning his Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in 2013 from the University of Iowa. Since joining HR Green Marcus has gained experience on the Warren County SW Connector Interchange and Corridor Location Study, I-35/I-80 141 Interchange Justification Report and NEPA Documentation, and master transportation plans for cities and counties in South Dakota for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). On these projects, Marcus has evaluated alignment and multi-modal alternatives, prepared materials for and conducted in public involvement, and prepared and reviewed reports and planning documentation.


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