CSD Symposium Case Study [Summary]
Palladi, Joseph P.
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Joseph P. Palladi, Georgia DOT, State Planning and Program Administrator Joe Palladi has 28.5 years of experience with the Georgia Department of Transportation. He began his career as a Civil Engineer in Training and rose to the position of State Urban Design Engineer. He has worked on a wide variety of projects including interchange and intersection designs, bridge replacements, sound barriers, the design and implementation of over 100 lane miles of HOV facilities, and the SR 400 Extension toll way and plaza. His design responsibilities now also include identifying interim and permanent design solutions for HOV corridors in the I-75, I-285, I-85, SR400 and I-20 corridors in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area. This work includes the planning studies, demand forecasting, identification of exclusive HOV interchange locations and configurations, park and ride lot locations and designs and other features required for an efficient and effective HOV system including emphasis on regional and local transit operations. His office was responsible for coordinating approximately 500 projects within the urban areas of Georgia. Recently, Joe was assigned to manage the Office of Planning. As the Administrator of Planning, Joe is responsible for ensuring the coordination of statewide planning activities for the Department. Joe was a member of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Design. He is now a member of the AASHTO Subcommittee for Planning. As a member of the AASHTO HOV Task Force, Joe participated in the redrafting of the guides for HOV facilities and park/ride lots. Joe has prepared innovative solutions and has been in the forefront of Public Involvement, implementing Context Sensitive design and other issues related to design, its coordination with the man-made and natural environment and the procurement of design services. Joe graduated college from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in December 1974.