The Connecticut Department of Transportation recently replaced two bridges on I-84 in Southington in just one weekend using the process known as Accelerated Bridge Construction, minimizing traffic impacts and avoiding the need to close lanes or the entire highway for weeks or months at a time. With Accelerated Bridge Construction, new bridges are built adjacent […]
Shailen P. Bhatt serves as Cabinet Secretary for the Delaware Department of Transportation. His responsibilities consist of managing the day-to-day operations of the state’s transportation system including transit, motor vehicles, project construction, maintenance, planning, IT and HR functions. He is also charged with directing a billion dollar budget and nearly 2,800 employees.
Bhatt’s background includes working on transportation issues at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to his confirmation by the Delaware State Senate as Secretary, he served as an Associate Administrator at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington, DC. In this role, he was charged with setting policy and managing relationships with members of Congress and leading the FHWA’s efforts in reauthorizing the nation’s surface transportation legislation. At FHWA, Bhatt played a key role in establishing a Federal Highway Administration’s initiative on accelerated project delivery called Every Day Counts (EDC). Click for full bio.
E ach year, NASTO brings together representatives from the state transportation departments of the Northeastern United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. This annual event continues to draw over 200 participants including NASTO members. The 2015 NASTO Conference is being held June 7th – June 9th in Wilmington, Deleware. Save the date! Learn more.