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About Ideate

Ideate Consulting PLLC was founded with a vision to mentor, help clients innovate, and advance technology in transportation.  Our services aim to improve efficiencies, provide transportation equity to all, and strive to reach zero fatalities or serious injuries on the transportation system.

Ideate provides expertise in Project Management, Design-Build, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - planning, detailed design, and construction administration, MnDOT’s Traffic Management System, and Connected and Automated Vehicles. 

Ideate serves with an attitude of maintaining a positive mindset, creating partnerships with a purpose, and always striving for significant outcomes. When you work with us, you should expect a collaboration with transparency, detail focus, and consistency. ​​

About Janelle

Founder Janelle L. Borgen has been performing engineering consulting services since 1999. Receiving her Civil Engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1997.   She worked for the Swedish Department of Transportation in Traffic Safety in 1998.  She is a licensed engineer in Minnesota, Texas,  Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. 

Janelle has unmatched private-sector experience in MnDOT’s Design-Build (DB) Intelligent Transportation Systems verification.  She authored the RFP ITS documents for the I-94 Maple Grove DB advertisement, is currently assisting with the ITS Verification for five DB projects and has a strong and trusting relationship with the MnDOT staff. This relationship cultivates the smooth delivery of the ITS portions of MnDOT DB projects.

Janelle is a director on the Minnesota Guidestar Board,  has been active in ITS MN since 1999 and is serving on the University of St Thomas's Engineering schools' External Advisory Board.


Ideate is a federally certified small business with the designations shown below:

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