ON THE STREET – NEWS FROM THE SIC
Bill Gilmore, PE (HDR/ICA) / September 28, 2015
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Secretary Tennyson announces Deputy Secretary of Transit
The following is an email excerpt from Secretary Tennyson to DOT staff.
From: From the Desk of Secretary Tennyson
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2015 3:51 PM
To: DOT ALL; DOT-All DDL O365
Subject: Deputy Secretary of Transit
I am pleased to announce that Keith Weatherly will serve as NCDOT’s new Deputy Secretary of Transit, a role that he took on in an interim capacity earlier this year.
As many of you know Keith previously served as our Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs and as Interagency Director.
Prior to joining the NCDOT Team, he was the mayor of Apex for 18 years and also served for five years as the Chief of Staff to House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam.
Keith’s previous experience at NCDOT and as a former mayor will be instrumental as we continue to support an enhanced multimodal transportation system including new, innovative transit systems needed to expand opportunities, grow jobs, and support the increased demand of our rapidly growing population.
Please join me in congratulating Keith on his new role.
Washington, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) today announced that the Committee has scheduled a markup of surface transportation reauthorization legislation for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015, in room 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
“Our Nation’s economy depends on a safe, efficient surface transportation system, and one of the Transportation Committee’s priorities is to address the needs of the system,” Shuster said. “Next week, the Committee will move forward with the policy and authorization provisions of a bill to improve America’s surface transportation infrastructure, reform programs, refocus those programs on national priorities, provide more flexibility and certainty for state and local partners, and welcome innovation.”