On Jan. 3, President Trump nominated Nicole Nason to serve as the next Federal Highway Administrator. Nason has been serving in the Trump Administration for the past year as an Assistant Secretary at the State Department. AGC has meet with her several times in her current role to discuss US embassy construction issues. Nason has a strong background in transportation having served as the youngest Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSHA) from 2006-2008 during the Bush Administration. Prior to that she worked as assistant secretary for government affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation, from 2003-2006, where she worked closely with Congress on the SAFETEA-LU transportation authorization legislation. AGC will encourage the Senate to move expeditiously to confirm Nason.
The FHWA Administrator position has been vacant for the past two years. Paul Trombino, former Iowa DOT Director, was nominated by President Trump to lead the agency, and his nomination was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, however, Trombino withdrew before final Senate approval. Brandye Hendrickson, FHWA Deputy Administrator, has been leading the agency in the interm.
For more information, contact Brian Deery at [email protected] or (703) 837-5319.
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