- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
On July 8, 2009, Gregory G. Nadeau became the 19th Federal Highway Deputy Administrator.
Deputy Administrator Nadeau has focused significant attention on spearheading the development and administration of Every Day Counts (EDC) on behalf of Administrator Mendez since the Administrator launched his initiative in 2010. EDC is FHWAâ€™s Innovation Initiative which 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 our state DOT and local partners, as well as stakeholders in the private and non-profit transportation sectors.
The Deputy Administrator serves on the USDOT Freight Policy Council created by Secretary Ray LaHood in September 2012. The purpose of the Council is to oversee and coordinate the development and implementation of MAP-21 freight policy provisions, including the National Freight Policy, advance the Presidentâ€™s National Export Initiative, and at the request of the Chair, make recommendations to the Secretary regarding freight policy issues.
Prior to joining FHWA, Deputy Administrator Nadeau had 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. Among MaineDOTâ€™s accomplishments during his tenure, were the development of an integrated approach to transportation system planning and the publication of â€œConnecting Maineâ€�, the departmentâ€™s statewide multi-modal long-range transportation plan. As Deputy Commissioner, he advocated and lead 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.
Deputy Administrator Nadeau served as Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Angus King from 1995 to 2002, responsible for a number of policy areas including: transportation, economic development, energy and utilities, environmental protection and labor, to name a few. From 1978 to 1990, he represented the city of Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives. During his six terms, he served on numerous special and standing committees including: the Standing Committees on Transportation, Appropriations and Financial Affairs, as well as House Chair of Housing and Economic Development.