FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 6, 2016

 

MDTA NAMES KEVIN REIGRUT

AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

BALTIMORE, MD - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Board has named Kevin C. Reigrut to lead the 1,700-employee agency that oversees the State's eight toll facilities and the E-ZPass Maryland system effective Jan. 3, 2017, following the retirement of current Executive Director Milt Chaffee. Mr. Reigrut has served as Assistant Secretary of Operations for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) since 2014.

"Kevin is a results-driven leader who brings more than 20 years of experience in public policy, project management and legislative affairs to this role," said MDTA Chairman and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn. "I have very high expectations of Kevin to deliver bold results at the MDTA."

Before being named Assistant Secretary of Operations for MDOT, Mr. Reigrut served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative Andy Harris and as Homeland Security Planning and Policy Development Manager for former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. He also served as an Associate for Booz/Allen/Hamilton, Inc., and in various roles in the Maryland General Assembly.

As MDTA Executive Director, Mr. Reigrut will manage the agency's daily operations, including the nationally accredited MDTA Police; a $300 million annual operating budget; and a $2.4 billion six-year capital program. He also will work with MDTA Board Members to establish policy and direction for the agency.

"I'm honored to have the trust of the Hogan Administration and the Chairman and Board Members of the MDTA," said Mr. Reigrut. "I am enthusiastically looking forward to working side-by-side with the outstanding MDTA team and building on the agency's efforts to continuously improve customer service, safety and security, efficient travel and financial stewardship."

A resident of Pasadena, Mr. Reigrut graduated from the Maxwell School of Public Citizenship at Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He is also a Board Member of the Tipton Airport Authority, a general aviation facility in Ft. Meade, Md.

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The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) finances, owns, operates and maintains the State's eight toll facilities. The MDTA's Board Members, appointed by the Governor with consent of the State Senate, serve as the agency's policy-setting and governing body. Maryland's Secretary of Transportation serves as MDTA Chairman.

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