Monday, January 5, 2015

DelDOT's Bhatt leaving for Colorado agency

Sec. Bhatt, riding the Amish Country Tour in 2011
Delaware On-Line -- Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt is leaving Delaware after 31/2 years to head the Colorado Department of Transportation, starting in mid-February.

"I want to wrap up a revenue package for DelDOT before then. That's the biggest challenge," Bhatt said. "I want to ensure the transition is as seamless as it can be, and that I leave the agency in a good place."

Gov. Jack Markell said Monday afternoon he's nominating Division of Motor Vehicles Director Jennifer Cohan to succeed Bhatt at the top of the 2,800-employee agency, pending her confirmation by the state Senate.
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In recent years, Cohan managed nearly all of DelDOT's divisions during vacancies in senior posts, while still running the DMV. [Full article ...]

Poster's note:  We wish Shailen and his family all the best in his new endeavor. Colorado has some of the most bicycle-friendly cities in America. During his time DelDOT Secretrary, he presided over a more bicycle-friendly DelDOT and promoted the Trails and Pathways initiative. Most notably, he worked closely with Bike Delaware to expedite the completion of the Industrial Track Rail Trail between Old New Castle and Wilmington.

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