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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation (410) 865-1000
James F. Ports, Jr., Deputy Secretary for Operations (410) 865-1002
Dennis R. Schrader, Deputy Secretary for Policy, Planning, & Enterprise Services (410) 865-1006

[photo, Dept. of Transportation Building, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland] Paul J. Wiedefeld, Executive Director, Maryland Aviation Administration (410) 859-7060
Douglas H. Simmons, Acting State Highway Administrator (410) 545-0400
Milton Chaffee, Motor Vehicle Administrator (410) 768-7274
James J. White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration (410) 385-4400
Paul W. Comfort, Maryland Transit Administrator (410) 767-3943
Bruce W. Gartner, Executive Director, Maryland Transportation Authority (410) 537-1001
Denise Ferguson, Principal Counsel (410) 865-1105

Dept. of Transportation Building, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland, December 2003.



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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

OFFICE OF SECRETARY

(J00A0101, formerly 29.01.01)
FY2015 appropriation: $27,590,967; authorized positions: 189
Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation (appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent) (410) 865-1000
e-mail: secretary@mdot.state.md.us

POLICY, PLANNING, & ENTERPRISE SERVICES

Dennis R. Schrader, Deputy Secretary for Policy, Planning, & Enterprise Services (410) 865-1006
e-mail: dschrader@mdot.state.md.us


[CSX freight train crossing bridge in Gunpowder Falls State Park, Kingsville (Baltimore County), Maryland] CSX freight train crossing bridge in Gunpowder Falls State Park, Kingsville (Baltimore County), Maryland, November 2014. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.

OPERATIONS

James F. Ports, Jr., Deputy Secretary for Operations (410) 865-1002
e-mail: jports@mdot.state.md.us

MARYLAND AVIATION COMMISSION

Chair: Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation (410) 859-7734

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms: Maurice A. Bellan, Esq., 2014; Anwer Hasan, 2014; Gregory V. Billups, 2015; Gerry L. Brewster, Esq., 2015; Michele K. Ryan, 2015; Erwin L. Greenberg, 2016; Raymond C. Nichols, Sr., 2016; Thomas Marr, Sr., 2017.

Ex officio (nonvoting): R. Michael Gill, Secretary of Business & Economic Development


[photo, Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, Maryland]

Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, Maryland, September 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Oversized replica of yellow crash-test dummy with safety belt, Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, Maryland]

Oversized replica of yellow crash-test dummy with safety belt, Motor Vehicle Administration, 6601 Ritchie Highway, NE, Glen Burnie, Maryland, September 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


CHIEF DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR
Christine E. Nizer, Chief Deputy Administrator (410) 787-7830
e-mail: cnizer@marylandmva.com

MARYLAND PORT COMMISSION

Chair: Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation (410) 859-7397

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms: Donte L. Hickman, Sr., D.Min., 2014; William B. Dockser, Esq., 2015; Charles H. White, Jr., Esq., 2015; Donald C. Fry, Esq., 2016; Theodore G. Venetoulis, 2016; David M. Richardson, 2017.

Ex officio (nonvoting): R. Michael Gill, Secretary of Business & Economic Development.


[photo, World Trade Center Baltimore,
401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland]

MARYLAND PORT ADMINISTRATION

(J00D00, formerly 29.04.00)
FY2015 appropriation: $201,688,962; authorized positions: 224
James J. White, Executive Director (chosen by Chair, Maryland Port Commission, with Governor's approval)
(410) 385-4400; 1-800-638-7519 (toll free, Maryland)
e-mail: jwhite@marylandports.com
web: www.mpa.state.md.us/

World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, February 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
M. Kathleen Broadwater, Deputy Executive Director (410) 385-4407
e-mail:
kbroadwater@marylandports.com

MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

(J00H01, formerly 29.08.01)
FY2015 appropriation: $1,349,412,683; authorized positions: 3,327.5
Paul W. Comfort, Maryland Transit Administrator (appointed by Secretary of Transportation with Governor's approval)
(410) 767-3943; 1-800-543-9809 (toll free, Maryland)
e-mail: pcomfort@mta.maryland.gov
web: www.mta.maryland.gov/


[photo, MARC train on Camden Line, Baltimore, Maryland] MARC train on Camden Line, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.

MARYLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

FY2014 estimated expenditures (includes nonbudgeted income from toll revenues & bond proceeds): $885,456,659
FY2014 authorized positions: 1,789.5
Bruce W. Gartner, Executive Director (410) 537-1001
Kimberly A. Millender, Counsel (410) 537-1012
e-mail: mdta@mdta.maryland.gov
web: www.mdtransportationauthority.com
web: www.ezpassmd.com (E-ZPass Maryland Service Center)

Chair: Pete K. Rahn, Secretary of Transportation

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 3-year terms: Peter J. Basso, 2015; Katrina J. Dennis, Esq., 2015; Mary Beyer Halsey, 2015; Arthur S. Hock, 2015; Rev. William C. Calhoun, Sr., 2016; W. Lee Gaines, Jr., 2016; William K. Hellmann, 2016; Michael J. Whitson, 2016.

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