Melanie Johnson is a Principal and Senior Project Manager at Quandel Consultants. Johnson has 13 years of experience in the planning and design of transportation infrastructure, with a focus on managing the planning and development of new passenger rail corridors and passenger rail service in the Midwest. Johnson’s project experience includes management of passenger rail feasibility studies, alternatives analyses, environmental analyses, rail corridor planning studies, conceptual and preliminary track designs, and program management. Johnson is the project manager leading the preparation of an Environmental Assessment and Service Development Plan for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for a proposed increase in frequency on Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service between Chicago and Milwaukee. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.