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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has appointed Shante Hastings (seen above), chief engineer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, to a two-year term as vice chair of the Steering Committee for the AASHTO Innovation Initiative, known as A.I.I.

Formerly called the AASHTO Technology Implementation Group, A.I.I. aims to accelerate the adoption of new innovations by transportation agencies nationwide.

During her 19-year career with the Delaware DOT, Hastings served as a project manager, assistant maintenance engineer, chief of performance management, deputy director of transportation solutions, and director of policy and performance before her promotion to chief engineer in June 2019.

Hastings graduated from the University of Delaware in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She also serves as the Delaware DOT secretary’s designee on national policy issues and as the agency’s liaison with the Federal Highway Administration.

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