Mike Bittner, PE, PMP, PTOE

Principal Transportation Engineer

Like Bolton & Menk, Mike provides a wide variety of specialty services to clients and communities in need. As a Professional Transportation Planner, Professional Engineer, Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, Project Management Professional, and IMSA certified Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II, Mike is the rare hybrid transportation professional that can carry a project from the earliest phases of planning to the most technical phases of construction. Beginning his professional career in 2010 and joining the Bolton & Menk team in 2020, his experience, like his list of professional licensures, spans the full gamut of transportation planning, engineering, and stakeholder engagement. Mike’s exemplary work, leadership, creativity, and communication skills have been commended regionally and nationally as a top Young Professional by the ENR Mountain Region, Midwest International Transportation Engineer’s (ITE) Rising Star Award winner, Young Transportation Professional of the Year Award from North Central (ITE), author of three papers in the area of innovation traffic control, and former Midwest ITE Board of Directors elected member.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many talented professionals in my career, both internally and externally. Together, we have made roads safer, provided new mobility opportunities, and improved quality of life. We’ve also done the impossible at times; changed people’s perspectives. I often think that my greatest skill is being nearby when a talented teammate does something creative or spectacular.” Mike is passionate about developing tailored solutions to solve the most complex problems that communities face. He says that transportation planning and engineering is a unique blend of technical traffic modeling and intimate community engagement, and that very few professions require problem-solving skills that span a wide range of intellectual and emotional factors. “Some days I feel like a scientist, others an artist.” He’s not all work, no play, though— outside of the office, Mike spends time playing, wrestling, and laughing with his children. He and his wife are travel enthusiasts with a love for games and spending time with friends. Mike also enjoys participating in recreational softball, volleyball, and racquetball!

Education

  • University of North Dakota
  • North Dakota State University

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