DelDOT's Cohan Takes Helm as Chair of Operations Center

Fri April 27, 2018 - Northeast Edition #9

Jennifer Cohan
(DelDOT photo)
Jennifer Cohan (DelDOT photo)

The National Operations Center of Excellence said the CEO of the Delaware Department of Transportation was recently tapped to chair the center's board, and the chief executives of the Iowa and Washington state DOTs joined as new board members.

DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, who was already on the center's board, now fills the chair position formerly held by Shailen Bhatt when he led the Colorado DOT. Bhatt left the department late last year to become president of the Washington, D.C.-based Intelligent Transportation Society of America.

The center said new board members include Mark Lowe, director of the Iowa DOT and Washington DOT Secretary Roger Millar.

The center serves professionals in field of transportation systems management and operations — which includes traffic light signals, congestion monitoring and on-highway electronic messaging — by providing such support as peer exchange workshops and webinars, ongoing assessments of best practices, a website with case studies and on-call assistance.

It is a partnership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, with support from the Federal Highway Administration.