“The very nature of highway and transit construction means you need a long-term stream of revenues to provide certainty for planning and multi-year construction. States simply can’t rely on the existing financing of the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is being kept alive by a series of short-term extensions and general fund transfers.”
As leader of HNTB’s national transportation practice group, Pete Rahn develops and directs strategies that enhance HNTB’s service to state departments of transportation across the country. Rahn joined HNTB in 2010 from the Missouri Department of Transportation, where as director, he led more than 6,000 employees responsible for providing a safe and efficient transportation system in Missouri.
From 1995 to 2002, he was cabinet secretary over the New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department, making Rahn one of only a handful of people who have led a DOT in two states. Rahn shares insights from DOTs nationwide as well a knowledge of federal legislation and policy gained from his tenure as president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an organization that represents all state DOTs.