Millar named Washington state's acting transportation secretary
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this month appointed Roger Millar acting secretary of transportation. Millar most recently served as deputy secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation(WSDOT). He has more than 38 years of transportation experience and has worked in construction, design, planning, research, policy development management and administration in the public and private sectors, WSDOT officials said in a press release. "WSDOT is fortunate to have Roger, an accomplished engineer and transportation leader, to step up in this pivotal leadership role," Inslee said. "Roger is not only an outstanding manager, he’s committed to furthering the innovative work happening throughout WSDOT." Millar previously served as public works director, city and county planning director and vice president of a multinational engineering firm. Before joining WSDOT, he served for five years as vice president of a national not-for-profit organization, where he provided technical assistance to state transportation agencies in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1999. From 2000 to 2014, he served on ASCE's Committee for America's Infrastructure, which produces a "report card" for the state of America's infrastructure.