AASHTO Journal, 25 September 2015
“I was minding my business in Michigan,” Gregory Johnson tells Transportation TV, when he recently got a call from Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, who took office early this year under the state’s new governor, Larry Hogan.
At that time, Johnson was deputy director, chief operations officer and chief engineer at the Michigan Department of Transportation. But Rahn’s call led to Hogan appointing Johnson as the new administrator of the Maryland DOT’s State Highway Administration.
Now, as part of its periodic “Two Minute State DOT Update” series, TTV provides a brief introduction of SHA chief Johnson, a person already known in the industry from decades at MDOT.
Johnson said in that pivotal telephone call Rahn said that “he wanted to put a team together that likes to look at innovations, that knows how to get things done.”
Johnson said he and Rahn had known each other over many years before Maryland’s secretary reached out to him. “It was a great opportunity, so I had to come,” he said.
Here is that full TTV report.