Transportation Planner Joins TPO

Transportation Planner Craig Luebke joined the Transportation Planning Organization in early April.

Craig comes to the TPO from Evansville, IN where he worked as a transportation planner for the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Originally from New Harmony, a small town outside of Evansville, he lived in the state his entire life before his recent move to Knoxville. He attended college at Indiana University where he majored in speech and hearing science. After he received his degree, he took an opportunity to work with the addressing department at the Posey County Area Plan Commission. From there he was hired to work for the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Area Plan Commission and later moved to the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization (EMPO).

At his time at EMPO, Craig was primarily responsible for their Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This role gave him great experience for his responsibilities with the TPO – working on our TIP! Craig is looking forward to getting settled into his new role and his new home. He looks forward to working with FHWA and FTA and partnering with other agencies in the region to ensure that our work supports strategies and projects that will bring greater prosperity to East Tennessee for future generations.

When he isn’t at work, you will probably find Craig running. It all started about a decade ago when he picked it up for his general health. Now an avid runner, he has completed several marathons, half-marathons and all kinds of other races. He has a few more races on his calendar for this year, including the Mount Hood Marathon in Oregon and a half-marathon in his home town, New Harmony. He’s looking forward to taking advantage of Knoxville’s greenway and trail systems as he familiarizes himself with the city!