2019 Evans Lecture
You're invited: 2019 Evans Lecture
Featuring Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar, Washington State Department of Transportation
Thursday, May 9, 3:30pm
Kane Hall, Room 220
Reception to follow in Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.
Moving Washington Forward
Washington state’s economy, its people and their quality of life depend on a multimodal, integrated transportation system that works for all of its users, regardless of age, ability or economic status. Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar will discuss the Washington State Department of Transportation’s role as stewards of the state’s $200 billion investment in transportation and how the agency is managing today’s challenges – congestion, system preservation, land use, workforce and more. Millar also takes a look ahead to future transportation trends including system resilience, alternative energy, new and emerging technology, as well as funding and investment priorities.
Roger Millar was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Governor Jay Inslee in August 2016. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs. Millar is a second generation civil engineer with 40 years of experience in the transportation arena. Prior to joining WSDOT, Millar served as vice president of Smart Growth America, a national not-for-profit organization, providing technical assistance to state transportation agencies. He also served as director of the National Complete Streets Coalition. He is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Board of Direction.