Mark Berndt has 34 years of professional experience related to multimodal freight transportation planning and policy. Berndt began his career at the State of Minnesota where during 20 years of public service he worked at several agencies including the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). During 15 years at MnDOT Berndt held several positions including Freight Section Planning Director. He was also the first administrator of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee.
For the past 14 years, Berndt has worked as a freight planning consultant and has conducted statewide, regional, urban, and corridor based freight plans across the nation. The major freight corridor studies he has lead or worked on include the I-10 National Freight Corridor, I-70 Dedicated Truck Lanes, Northwest Passage Corridor Freight Task Force Business Plan, the Great Northern Corridor SWOT Analysis and the I-45 Freight Corridor Plan.
Berndt is currently vice-chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Agriculture Transportation Committee, and a member of the Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity Committee. He was past chairman of the TRB Truck Size and Weight Committee, and a past member of several other freight related committees. He co-authored NCHRP Report 14: Guidebook for Understanding Urban Goods Movement.
In 2013, Berndt was the recipient of the William K Smith Distinguished Service Award given by the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions to private sector freight transportation
For information about our freight planning practice and projects, contact:
- Mark Berndt
- 651.964.4646 x857