October 17, 2019
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Mike Patterson, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, recently sat down for a video interview with Transportation TV to discuss his agency’s “multi-year effort” to repair and modernize thousands of bridges across the Sooner State, along with how his department is adapting to handle the needs of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Patterson, appointed executive director for the Oklahoma DOT five years ago, said bridge conditions in his state have risen from “near the bottom” in national rankings to “in the top 10” and expects to be “in the top five” by 2020.

On top of that, Patterson said Oklahoma DOT has formed a task force to address what the state needs to do to help CAVs be successfully deployed on its roads. “It’s not necessarily about projects” anymore. “It’s about how we move goods and people; it may even be something we don’t even know about today.”

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