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U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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On July 8, 2009, Gregory G. Nadeau became the 19th Federal Highway Deputy Administrator.
Since 2003, Deputy Administrator Nadeau served as the Maine Department of Transportation's (MaineDOT) Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Communication under the administration of Governor John E. Baldacci. In this role, he was responsible for state and federal governmental affairs, statewide transportation system planning, communications, freight and business services, and passenger transportation. Among MaineDOT's accomplishments during his tenure were the development of an integrated approach to transportation system planning, the publication of "Connecting Maine", the department's statewide multi-modal long-range transportation plan, and the Northeast CanAM Connections Study, a regional economic analysis of east-west transportation access from Eastern Canada to New York State administered by MaineDOT. As Deputy Commissioner, he advocated and lead efforts to approach transportation planning on a systems basis utilizing the capacity of all modes, and minimizing impact on communities and the environment through regional and community based planning.
Mr. Nadeau served as MaineDOT's liaison to Maine's congressional delegation, and was involved in numerous statewide economic development initiatives throughout his state service. He also served on the Maine Turnpike Authority's Board of Directors from 2002 to 2009.
Mr. 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, Mr. Nadeau represented Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives. During his tenure, 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 (now known as Business, Research and Economic Development).