Blaine Leonard

Mr Blaine Leonard

Transportation Technology Engineer, Utah Department of Transport

Blaine Leonard is the Transportation Technology Engineer at the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in Salt Lake City. In this role, he leads the planning and deployment of connected and automated vehicles and related traffic management technologies. He has chaired the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Connected and Automated Vehicles Working Group, is currently co-chair of the AASHTO Technology Subcommittee, the co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) Coalition Strategic Initiatives Working Group, and leads the SPaT Challenge Tactical Working Group, an effort encouraging transportation agencies around the country to deploy connected vehicle technology. Prior to joining UDOT in 2001, Blaine spent 20 years in the consulting engineering business.


Mr. Leonard served as the President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2010. He has received the AASHTO Alfred E Johnson Achievement Award, the ASCE William Wisely American Civil Engineer Award, the SAE Lloyd WIthrow Distinguished Speaker Award, has been named the Utah Engineer of the Year. He is a licensed engineer in six western states and is the Chair of the Utah Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Licensing Board. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.