Michael Rimer, AICP, began his PennDOT career in 2015 as a Transportation Planning Specialist Supervisor in the Statewide Programs Section of PennDOT's Center for Program Development and Management (CPDM). Recently, Mike has been instrumental in the development of Pennsylvania's 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan and 2045 Freight Movement Plan.
Mike brought over 20 years of Planning experience with him to PennDOT. He began his Planning career at the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission as a Community Planner for the South-Central Pennsylvania region. He then went on to serve as the Township Manager for West Hanover Township in Dauphin County and then onto Manheim Township in Lancaster County. Mike's experience with regional planning and local governments has provided him with a working understanding of land use as it pertains to transportation planning.
Throughout his career, Mike has achieved and continues to maintain his American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) professional certification. In June 2023, Mike was promoted to Manager of CPDM's Air Quality and Federal Initiatives Section. This section is responsible for the overall development and implementation of programs and measures required for compliance with the Clean Air Act. They also coordinate several federal programs on behalf of PennDOT, such as the Scenic Byways, Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Carbon Reduction and the Transportation Alternatives Program.
Please join us in congratulating Mike and wishing him well in this new professional endeavor.