On March 28, by a vote of 95-1, the Senate approved AGC-supported nominee Nicole Nason to serve as the 26th Federal Highway Administrator. Nason has a strong background in transportation having served as the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSHA) in the George W. Bush Administration. She also served as an assistant secretary at U.S. DOT and worked on SAFETEA-LU transportation authorization legislation. AGC met with Nason several times in her prior Trump administration position of Assistant Secretary of State to discuss U.S. embassy construction issues. The FHWA Administrator position has been vacant for the past two years as President Trump’s original nominee withdrew from consideration.
Brandye Hendrickson, FHWA Deputy Administrator, has been leading the agency since. Ms. Hendrickson will address AGC’s Highway and Transportation Division on April 2 during AGC’s 100th Convention in Denver. AGC pressed the Senate to support Nason’s nomination.
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