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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently appointed Paul Ajegba (seen above) – director of the Michigan Department of Transportation – to serve as chair of its Council on Public Transportation for a two-year term.

[Above photo by the Michigan DOT]

Ajegba is 31-year veteran employee of the Michigan DOT who became its director in January 2019. He previously served for three months as Metro Region engineer and before that for seven years as University Region engineer.

[Editor’s note: AASHTO’s Transportation TV recently profiled Ajegba and the Michigan DOT as part of its ‘2 Minute State DOT Update’ series.]

During his stint in the University Region, Ajegba and his team helped guide the planning, design, and construction of several major projects, including the US-23 Flex Route project – a project that was one of the “Top 12” finalists in the 2018 America’s Transportation Award competition.

Ajegba holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Prairie View A&M University and a master’s degree in construction engineering from the University of Michigan.

editor@aashto.org

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