Kirk T. Steudle



Kirk T. Steudle

Director
Michigan Department of Transportation

Kirk T. Steudle

Kirk T. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2006, oversees MDOT’s over four billion dollar budget, and is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges at a department with 2,500 employees. He also oversees administration of a variety of multi-modal transportation programs and projects that range from Aviation to the Zilwaukee Bridge.

Steudle is a national leader in the development of Connected Vehicle Technologies, and was the 2014-2015 Chair for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Board of Directors. He also is a member of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Steudle is a Past President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and a 2014 member of the National Research Council Government Board for the National Academy of Science. He was also the 2014 Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee, and chaired the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Oversight Committee for TRB. He is the Chair of the SHRP 2 Implementation Committee and is also a member of numerous NCHRP panels and the Asset Management Committee.

Mr. Steudle is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Engineering, serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Board and he was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2012.

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