FHWA appoints new leadership

The US Department of Transportation has appointed a new executive director of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Gloria Shepherd has been selected for the role, a historic moment for the FHWA as its first female and African American to take the reins.

As the leader of the administration, Shepherd will be in charge of implementing over $350bn of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes delivering major P3 drivers for the country.

Shepherd most recently served as the administration's associate administrator for planning, environment, and realty. Prior to joining the body, she held numerous leadership positions at the Maryland State Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.

Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the FHWA is “lucky to have her expertise, insight, and dedication as we work to modernize our nation’s roads, bridges, and highways to serve the American people now and for generations to come”.