Open Government, Idea Generation, and the Department of Transportation

Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:

As part of it’s efforts to create a strategic open government plan, the U.S. Department of Transportation is reaching out to agency workers for their ideas on how to make the agency work better.

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John Porcari

Department of Transportation

John D. Porcari became Deputy Secretary of Transportation on June 1, 2009.

As Deputy Secretary, Porcari serves as the Department’s chief operating officer with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas.

Before becoming Deputy Secretary, Porcari had served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation since January 2007, a position he also held between 1999 and 2003. His accomplishments in that position include transforming the state’s capital program for transportation to require all projects to be consistent with the principles of smart growth, overseeing the $1.8 billion expansion of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and directing the state transportation system’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Between 2003 and 2007 Porcari served as vice president for administrative affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park. He previously served as Deputy Secretary of Transportation for Maryland and as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development Policy at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Prior to his positions in the state government, he served as vice president of a civil engineering and land use consulting firm.

Porcari received his B.A. degree from the University of Dayton, Ohio, in 1981, and his Master of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany in 1985. He and his wife have five children.

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