Houghton Joins KCI to Lead Transportation Planning in Tennessee

KCI is pleased to announce that John Houghton, AICP, has joined the firm as Practice Leader for transportation planning in the Nashville office. His responsibilities will include business development, quality control, and management of regional, corridor, and campus transportation plans.

Throughout his two decades in the industry, Houghton has provided services for a wide range of multimodal transportation planning initiatives including management of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s first statewide long-range multimodal transportation plan, which earned an American Council of Engineering Companies Excellence in Engineering Award.

John is recognized throughout the Southeast as an expert in multi-modal transportation and community planning. His extensive experience in successfully managing complex transportation and land use projects will be a great asset for KCI as we continue to provide award-winning services to our clients. Going forward, John’s technical expertise and leadership will definitely help us elevate our very successful planning practice to even higher levels.

Bob Murphy, PE, PTOE, RLSVice President, Regional Practice Leader

Bob Murphy, PE, PTOE, RLS

Houghton has led a variety of transportation planning projects, including the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s I-65 Multimodal Corridor Study, the Alabama Department of Transportation’s statewide bicycle and pedestrian plan, and the statewide transit plan for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. His expertise includes conducting multimodal feasibility studies, forecasting growth trends, providing land use recommendations, prioritizing capital needs, and developing urban design standards and guidelines. He has extensive experience working with state departments of transportation throughout the United States as well as cities and counties across the southeast.

Houghton earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy, a master’s degree in public policy and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia, respectively. He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.