By Mark Holan, ARTBA editorial director

Gregory G. Nadeau was sworn in as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Aug. 11 following his Senate confirmation a week earlier. He had served as deputy administrator since 2009.

Nadeau has directed the development and administration of the Every Day Counts (EDC) innovation partnership with the states, which is designed to reduce project delivery time and accelerate the rapid deployment of innovative technology using a state-based model, according to FHWA. He also serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation ’s Freight Policy Council.

Before joining FHWA, Nadeau was a deputy commissioner with the Maine Department of Transportation from 2003-2009.  He was a senior policy advisor to former Maine Gov. Angus King, now an independent U.S. Senator from the state. Nadeau served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1978-1990.

Nadeau is familiar to ARTBA and its members through his participation in numerous ARTBA activities through the years, including appearances at the Federal Issues Program, TransOvation and the AASHTO-ARTBA-AGC Joint Committee.  ARTBA looks forward to working with Administrator Nadeau in his important new role.