Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
Glenn is currently Executive Director of the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho after spending 23 years as the Transportation Manager and Director of the Spokane Regional Transportation Council in Spokane, Washington. With 32 years’ experience in regional and metropolitan transportation planning, Glenn has managed a wide variety transportation programs and projects that cross virtually all modes of transportation. This includes transportation corridor preservation efforts; railroad projects, establishment of intermodal passenger facilities; highway and interchange projects; assisting local economic development efforts in identifying and promoting freight and logistics investments to expand and attract new businesses to the region; establishment of public transit systems; rideshare/vanpool programs; airport siting and airport noise protection studies, and land use analysis;.
Glenn was the Public Program Manager for a project called Bridging the Valley (BTV) project which, if completed, would separate vehicular traffic from train traffic at the 75 existing crossing in a 42 mile corridor between Spokane, Washingtonand Athol, Idaho. The projects completed 30% design and engineering, environmental and permitting approvals, prior to the projects transfer to local jurisdictions and State agencies for implementation.
As the Executive Director of KMPO, Glenn is currently leading an effort with transportation agencies, economic development organizations and business interests in Idaho and Alberta, Canada in establishing greater ties associated with freight and commerce between Edmonton, AB and Coeur d’ Alene, ID areas.
Glenn holds degrees in Urban & Regional Planning and Geography, with minors in Biology and Economics.