• Posts Tagged ‘Bhatt’

    Cohan To Replace Bhatt at DelDOT

    by  • January 12, 2015 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Cool People • 1 Comment

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt will be replaced by DMV Director Jennifer Cohan.

    Gov. Jack Markell announced last week that he will nominate Jennifer Cohan, the Director of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, to replace Shailen Bhatt as the secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Bhatt is resigning to become the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. During his tenure as secretary,...

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    The Most Bicycle Friendly State East of the Mississippi River

    by  • May 1, 2013 • Bicycle Friendly Places, Walkable Bikeable Delaware


    Dover – May 1, 2013 – At the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit in Dover this morning,  DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt and DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara announced Delaware’s new Bicycle Friendly State ranking. In the sixth annual assessment by the League of American Bicyclists, Delaware achieved a #5 ranking nationally, while placing #1 among...

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    DelDOT Secretary Bhatt at Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit

    by  • April 5, 2013 • Events, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt

    WALKABLE BIKEABLE DELAWARE 2013 SUMMIT Active Transportation, Healthy Families May 1 | Dover, Delaware REGISTER HERE  SUMMIT PROGRAM DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt will speak at the Walkable Bikeable Delaware 2013 Summit on May 1 in Dover. Secretary Bhatt spoke at the National Bike Summit in Washington DC in 2012. His agency also proposed over...

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    “Why I Ride”: DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt

    by  • May 26, 2012 • Cool People • 0 Comments

    Courtesy of the League of American Bicyclists:   Shailen Bhatt is the Secretary of Transportation for the state of Delaware, which moved up dramatically in the 2012 Bicycle Friendly State Ranking released on Tuesday. He spoke with the League of American Bicylcists in April about why he bikes and wants to make cycling accessible...

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    “Visionary Transportation Bureaucrats”

    by  • April 22, 2012 • Cool People • 0 Comments


    Featured in Body Local - Early last year, a coalition of cycling, civic and environmental groups, including Bike Delaware, drafted a letter to Governor Jack Markell, asking him to hire a visionary leader to head DelDOT. Markell didn’t disappoint. The man he chose for the job, Shailen Bhatt, had played a key role at...

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    Murphy House Demolished

    by  • January 11, 2012 • Land Use • 1 Comment

    The Murphy House was 170 years old and an important part of our history.  Delaware Greenways had submitted a proposal to partner with the Urban Bike Project to do a basic restoration of the Murphy House for trail users on the Greenway.  Ideas included running a bike share program for the residents of Wilmington. ...

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    An Important Message from Bike Delaware

    by  • January 1, 2012 • Bike Delaware • 1 Comment

    DelDOT  Secretary Shailen Bhatt Signs Memorandum of Understanding Between DelDOT and DNREC

    DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt Signs Memorandum of Understanding Between DelDOT and DNREC at Delaware Bike Summit on October 14, 2011 As we review the accomplishments of 2011, Bike Delaware wants to thank you for your commitment to bicycling in Delaware and urge you to help continue Delaware’s bicycling revolution in 2012. Look at these...

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    Is it an “off-alignment multi-use path” or is it a “trail”?

    by  • November 4, 2011 • Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    At the Delaware Bike Summit, DelDOT Secretary Bhatt dramatically signed a Memorandum of Agreement with his colleague DNREC Secretary O’Mara to develop and execute Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan and build an “integrated non-motorized pathway and recreational trail network to provide opportunities for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel safely and efficiently and to...

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    Cape Gazette: State set to create world-class pathway network

    by  • October 26, 2011 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 0 Comments

    By Henry J. Evans jr. Oct 24, 2011 Published in the Cape Gazette Shailen Bhatt, Delaware Department of Transportation secretary, has signed an agreement with Collin O’Mara, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control secretary, to follow through with work on 19 proposed  trails and pathways throughout the state. The First State Trails and...

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    First State Trails and Pathways Agreement Signed at Delaware Bike Summit

    by  • October 24, 2011 • Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    A Memorandum of Agreement between the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to Create and Maintain a Statewide System of Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathways and Trails that Will Support Non-motorized Travel and Recreation Opportunities within the State of Delaware LEWES – At yesterday’s Delaware...

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    Sept 6 Meeting with Secretary Shailen Bhatt – Notes

    by  • September 15, 2011 • Federal Funding • 0 Comments

    By Carol Ireland, White Clay Bicycle Club President DelDOT Secretary Shailen Bhatt met with the “bicycling community” on September 6 at the DelDOT offices in Dover. Senator Robert Venables and representatives from Bike Delaware, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, the Delaware Bicycle Council, the Wilmington and Newark bicycle committees, WILMAPCO, Dover/Kent County MPO, White Clay Bicycle Club,...

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    1st Ever CMAQ-Funded Bike Project in Delaware History

    by  • September 11, 2011 • Federal Funding, Transportation Trails, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 3 Comments

    New DelDOT Secretary Breaks 20 Year CMAQ Drought   The WILMAPCO Council has approved DelDOTs request for $480,000 in federal CMAQ (“Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality”) transportation funds for the final phase of the Wilmington-to-New Castle Industrial Track for fiscal year 2012. Every year the U.S. government sends approximately $12 million in CMAQ dollars...

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    Team DelDOT to ride in the Amish Country Tour

    by  • September 9, 2011 • Events • 0 Comments

    Newly appointed Secretary of Transportation, Shailen Bhatt, has assembled a team of approximately 24 DelDOT employees – including himself – to ride together in the upcoming Amish Country Tour. A record turnout for the event is expected this year. If you are participating, please be sure to say hello to members of Team DelDOT,...

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    C&D Canal Recreation Trail gets the green light

    by  • September 3, 2011 • Events, Transportation Trails • 0 Comments

    Article and photos by Carol Ireland, White Clay Bicycle Club President A “full house” of Delaware elected officials was present on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 1) to announce $4.2 million in federal and state funding to begin construction of the recreational trail along the C&D Canal. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, Representative John Carney,...

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    “There are two favorite words on my list. One is my wife’s name, and the other is CMAQ.”

    by  • July 18, 2011 • Federal Funding, Walkable Bikeable Delaware • 1 Comment

    The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Ask your average bicyclist what “MTB” or “GPS” or “SAG” acronyms stand for and you’re likely to get a quick and possibly even accurate answer. But ask a cyclist what “CMAQ” stands for, and you’ll likely get a blank stare, even though (as the quote from Chicago’s...

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    Senate Confirms Governor’s Transportation Secretary Nominee

    by  • June 9, 2011 • Cool People • 0 Comments

    Shailen Bhatt, Associate Federal Highway Administrator, to become Delaware’s Ninth Transportation SecretaryDelDOT Press Release — June 9, 2011 Dover — Governor Jack Markell’s nominee for Secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, Shailen Bhatt (pronounced “SHAY-Linn BAT”), was confirmed by the Delaware Senate this afternoon. “I would like to thank the members of the...

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    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...

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    Meet Shailen Bhatt

    by  • May 27, 2011 • Cool People • 0 Comments

    Governor Markell Nominates New Transportation Secretary Along with the League of Women Voters, the Delaware Nature Society, the Civic League for New Castle County, the Milltown-Limestone Civic Alliance and Delaware Greenways, Bike Delaware asked Governor Jack Markell to appoint a visionary leader for Delaware’s next DelDOT Secretary. Meet Shailen Bhatt: Read civic groups letter...

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