MODOT Gets New Boss
Jefferson City, MO – The state of Missouri's transportation department will soon have a new director.
Former New Mexico transportation director Pete Rahn was been named MO-DOT chief this morning (Thursday).
Rahn led New Mexico's highways department for about seven years, from 1995-2002.
MO-DOT has had an interim director since Henry Hungerbeeler resigned last year after five years as transportation director.
The Transportation Department is facing the dual challenges of repairing its own reputation as well as Missouri's rough roads. Hungerbeeler's departure came shortly after a citizens' advisory panel recommended changes in the agency's management.
Rahn issued a brief statement, saying he will work with all members of the department to build the nation's best transportation system.