• New DelDOT Head Confirmed by Delaware Senate

    by  • June 8, 2011 • Cool People • 0 Comments


    By Doug Denison, Dover Post.com

    Dover, Del. —The Delaware Senate today confirmed Gov. Jack Markell’s nominee to head the state’s embattled transportation agency.

    New DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt is expected to be sworn in some time in the coming weeks. In the meantime he said he’ll be tying up loose ends at his current job with the Federal Highway Administration.

    About

    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and the Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever.

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