- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
On May 11, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Gregory G. Nadeau to be the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Nadeau has served as the agency's Deputy Administrator since 2009. He has carried out all the duties of the Federal Highway Administrator since December 30, 2013, when Victor Mendez began serving as Acting Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Since 2009, Nadeau has focused significant attention on spearheading the development and administration of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative. EDC, FHWA's signature initiative, is designed to address shortening project delivery time and accelerate the rapid deployment of innovative technology using a state based model. Partnering with FHWA teams across the nation on the implementation of EDC are state DOT and local partners, as well as stakeholders in the private and non-profit transportation sectors. EDC strategies and technologies provide state and local governments with innovative solutions that are saving time, saving money and saving lives. Nadeau has overseen FHWA's work with state DOTs to make widespread use of these innovations throughout the country. Nadeau has also played a critical role in developing regional summits and promoting the development of State Transportation Innovation Councils that bring together representatives throughout the highway transportation community to match new technologies with current and future transportation projects and make them standard practice.
Nadeau serves on the USDOT Freight Policy Council. The Council advises the Secretary on the development and implementation of MAP-21 freight policy provisions, including the National Freight Policy, advances the President's National Export Initiative, and at the request of the Chair, makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding freight policy issues. Before joining FHWA, Nadeau served since 2003 as the Maine Department of Transportation's (MaineDOT) Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Communications. In this role, he was responsible for state and federal policy, statewide transportation system planning, communications, freight and business services, and passenger transportation. He also advocated for and led efforts to approach transportation planning on a systems basis utilizing all modes, and minimizing impact on communities and the environment through integrated regional and community based planning.
Nadeau also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Angus King from 1995 to 2002 and was responsible for a number of policy areas, including transportation, economic development, energy and utilities, environmental protection and labor. From 1978 to 1990, he represented the city of Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives.