Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of transportation and community planning experience in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently a Principal Planner at Jacobs and formerly worked at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the San Francisco Planning Department. He has led studies and plans at various scales, ranging from Plan Bay Area (2009), the first long-range plan for the Bay Area integrating housing and transportation, to local studies such as the Bayview Caltrain Station study (2022) and ConnectSF (2018), the first scenario planning process done for San Francisco.
In addition to the planning experience, Mr. Johnson has extensive program management and affordable housing experience, creating the Transit Oriented Affordable Housing revolving loan fund and running the $30 million Transportation for Livable Communities program. He also led update to the Bay Area Region Bicycle Plan while working at MTC.
Mr. Johnson holds master’s degrees in Transportation Engineering and City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. He studied economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara earning a bachelor of arts. He was a member of the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Cities Network from 2008 - 2012 collaborating with professionals from ten U.S. and ten European colleagues on a range of planning issues.