The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that Shailen Bhatt has been confirmed as the 21st Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Nominated by President Biden on July 21, 2022, Bhatt was confirmed by the US Senate on December 8, 2022. He is the first person of Indian descent to lead FHWA.
“From his leadership of the Colorado and Delaware Departments of Transportation, to his work in the private sector, to his service at FHWA during the Obama Administration, Mr. Bhatt brings a wealth of transportation experience to USDOT,” says US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg. “His leadership will be a tremendous asset as we continue to implement the largest investment in our nation’s roads, bridges and highways in a generation, and we are thrilled to have him on our team.”