A new team is taking over at the Federal Highway Administration, as debate heats up about the Highway Trust Fund’s problems and legislation to reauthorize surface transportation programs. The Senate on July 10 confirmed former Arizona Dept. of Transportation Director Victor M. Mendez as FHWA administrator. Mendez served as ADOT’s director from 2001 until February 2009.
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.