Tom Warne Report, 14 September 2012
The Maryland Department of Transportation has gained new leadership with the governor’s appointment of Darrell Mobley as acting secretary. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced former MDOT Deputy Transportation Secretary Mobley to succeed Beverly Swaim-Staley, who left the department in July.
Mobley has served as Deputy Transportation Secretary in January 2011 and was formerly part of the Montgomery County Transit Task Force. He was the Interim State Highway Administrator from July to December 2011 and has also served as Maryland State Highway Administration’s District Engineer over both Prince George’s and Montgomery counties.
As the Secretary of MDOT, Mobley will be responsible for a $3.6 billion annual budget and oversee 10,000 employees in all areas of the state’s transportation, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Port of Baltimore.