More About Christopher Conklin

Christopher Conklin
MCDOT Director
Christopher Conklin was confirmed on October 29th by the Montgomery County Council as the new director of MCDOT.  Conklin, who has served as deputy director for Transportation Policy since joining the County in August 2016, was nominated for the director's position in October by County Executive Marc Elrich.

Over the past three years, Conklin guided the implementation of new transit services like the Ride on Flex, Executive Connector and the US 29 Flash project. He has worked to advance pedestrian safety and bicycle infrastructure projects; represented the County in regional efforts to secure long-term capital funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; improved development-review processes; and led sustainability initiatives like the County's streetlight replacement program.

Prior to joining MCDOT, Conklin spent 23 years at the planning, engineering and environmental firm VHB, where he was managing director for the National Capital Region. He is recognized for his experience in multi-modal transportation strategy; planning engineering; stakeholder and public participation; project management; and team leadership. During his career, he has worked with transportation organizations throughout the nation, including cities and towns, counties, states, regional transit agencies and federal agencies. 

Conklin holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering form the Georgia Institute of Technology and two masters degrees in Transportation and Technology Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland.

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MCDOT Vision

A seamless transportation system for people of all ages, incomes and abilities that supports a vibrant and sustainable community.

MCDOT Mission

To move people and connect places with the best transportation choices and services