Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Gregory Slater as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).
Slater will succeed Secretary Pete K. Rahn, who has led MDOT since Gov. Hogan took office in 2015. Rahn is returning to his home in New Mexico and his last day was Jan. 13.
“I want to thank Pete Rahn for his outstanding service to our state over the last five years,” Gov. Hogan said. “Under his leadership, we have made record investments in transit, advanced the Purple Line — the largest transit project of its kind in North America — secured the Beltway Accord and the Traffic Relief Plan and resurfaced or improved more than half of our state highway system.”
Slater served as Administrator of the State Highway Administration, a role in which he spearheaded the Traffic Relief Plan and led the negotiations for the Beltway Accord with Virginia to fix the American Legion Bridge and the entire Capital Beltway system.
Slater has more than 20 years under his belt with the Maryland Department of Transportation, with experience in both planning and engineering and a focus on integrating innovation and performance-driven initiatives into those processes. His appointment, which will be subject to Senate confirmation, is effective Jan. 14, 2020.