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Victor M. Mendez

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The 20th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation, serving from 2014-2017. Formerly the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration from 2009-2014.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Victor Mendez page on 24 July 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Victor Mendez is the former Deputy Secretary of Transportation from 2014 to 2017 and was previously sworn in on July 17, 2009, as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the 18th person to hold this position.

Mendez was previously Director of the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), beginning in November 2001. Mendez started at ADOT in 1985 as a transportation engineer. He was later named deputy state engineer with ADOT's Valley Transportation Group, where he provided leadership for the Phoenix area's multibillion-dollar freeway system. He worked his way up the agency, becoming Deputy Director in 1999 and Acting Director four months before his appointment as Director.

In 2006, Mendez was elected president of both the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), its national counterpart. He chaired its Standing Committee on Research, the Operations Council of the Standing Committee on Highways, and the oversight group for the Transportation Research Board Long-Term Pavement Performance program.

As Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, Mendez encouraged the adoption of innovations in highways and supported international cooperation. In 2011, he signed the first Memorandum of Cooperation with the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories.

Mendez earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from Arizona State University. Before joining ADOT, Mendez worked for the U.S. Forest Service as an engineer in Oregon.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
13 July 2009Mendez Confirmed as Federal Highway AdministratorFHWA
28 July 2009FHWA Administrator Reviews Highway Trust Fund With State OfficialsFHWA
6 August 2009Nation's Top Highway Official Kicks Off I-279 Fort Duquesne Bridge Preservation Project in PittsburghFHWA
3 September 2009Nation's Top Highway Official to Attend Groundbreaking in Minneapolis to Mark the Second 100 Days of the Recovery ActFHWA
14 September 2009Nation's Top Highway Official Helps Break Ground on I-215 Widening in San BernardinoFHWA
28 September 2009Nation's Top Highway Official Opens I-35W HOT Lanes in MinneapolisFHWA
13 October 2009Nation's Top Highway Official Breaks Ground on US 33 Nelsonville BypassFHWA
4 January 2010Discontinuance of Form FHWA-47Victor M. Mendez
17 February 2010Top Highway Official Breaks Ground on Nation's Largest Highway Recovery ProjectFHWA
26 February 2010Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Breaks Ground on I-595 Express Lanes Project in Broward CountyFHWA
29 April 2010Nation's Top Highway Official Joins Kentucky Governor to Celebrate Louisville Highway ProjectsFHWA
14 May 2010Nation?s Top Highway Official Breaks Ground on $22 Million Bridge Replacement near BaltimoreFederal Highway Administration
18 May 2010Top Highway Official Kicks Off First of Five Events to Improve Minority Contracting for Transportation ProjectsFederal Highway Administration
14 June 2010Nation?s Top Highway Official Breaks Ground On Orange County?s $400 Million West County Connectors ProjectFederal Highway Administration
24 June 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Governor Richardson at Completion of Albuquerque?s I-40/Paseo del Volcan InterchangeFederal Highway Administration
2 July 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Breaks Ground on Jacksonville?s Largest Recovery Act ProjectFederal Highway Administration
16 July 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Gets Update on Mitchell Street Bridge Recovery Act Project in AtlantaFederal Highway Administration
20 July 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Gets Update on Eastern Avenue Bridge Recovery Act Project in Washington, D.C.Federal Highway Administration
13 September 2010Nation's Top Highway Official On Hand to Help Open Virginia's Fairfax County Parkway ExtensionFederal Highway Administration
20 September 2010Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on Staten Island Expressway Recovery ProjectFederal Highway Administration
7 October 2010Annual Materials Report on New Bridge Construction and Bridge RehabilitationVictor M. Mendez
7 October 2010Federal Highway Administrator Mendez in Madison to Get Update on I-94 Badger Interchange Recovery Act ProjectFederal Highway Administration
19 October 2010Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
19 October 2010Value Pricing Pilot Program Participation, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011Victor M. Mendez
21 October 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez to Review Progress on Connecticut's Amtrak/U.S. Route 1 Recovery Act ProjectFederal Highway Administration
8 November 2010Real-Time System Management Information ProgramVictor M. Mendez
17 November 2010Termination of Environmental Review Process Cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, VAVictor M. Mendez
2 December 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Open Recovery Project in AnaheimFHWA
3 December 2010Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit ReportVictor M. Mendez
15 December 2010Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
15 December 2010FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Opening Ceremony for Stearns Road Bridge Project in Kane CountyFHWA
19 January 2011Value Pricing Pilot Program Participation, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011Victor M. Mendez
28 January 2011Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program; Caltrans Audit ReportVictor M. Mendez
8 February 2011Highway Systems; Technical CorrectionVictor M. Mendez
8 February 2011Nation's Top Highway Official Reviews New Road Project in DaytonaFHWA
9 March 2011Public Road Mileage for Apportionment of Highway Safety Funds; CorrectionVictor M. Mendez
25 March 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on I-94/I-69 Reconstruction Project in St. Clair CountyFHWA
5 April 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on $17.9 Million SR 905/I-805 Interchange Near San DiegoFHWA
28 April 2011Reclassification of Motorcycles (Two and Three Wheeled Vehicles) in the Guide to Reporting Highway StatisticsVictor M. Mendez
1 June 2011Environmental Impact Statements: National Summary of Rescinded Notices of IntentVictor M. Mendez
20 June 2011FHWA Administrator Helps Break Ground on $356 Million I-95/I-91/Route 34 Interchange in New HavenFHWA
22 June 2011Value EngineeringVictor M. Mendez
23 June 2011Nation's Top Highway Official Helps Break Ground on Mississippi's Largest Highway ProjectFHWA
28 June 2011Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic To Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand PrixVictor M. Mendez
6 July 2011Construction on the Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge Progresses Ahead of Schedule, Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Receives UpdateFHWA
12 July 2011FHWA Administrator Lauds I-75 Resurfacing Project in Atlanta Completed Ahead of ScheduleFHWA
16 July 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Reviews Innovative Bridge ReplacementFHWA
18 July 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Mayor Bloomberg to Launch Nation's Most Sophisticated Traffic Management SystemFHWA
19 July 2011Real-Time System Management Information ProgramVictor M. Mendez
26 July 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins in Dedication of New Ninth Street Bridge Over New York AvenueFHWA
2 August 2011Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
2 August 2011National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; RevisionVictor M. Mendez
12 August 2011Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP)Victor M. Mendez
15 August 2011Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
22 August 2011Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
22 August 2011Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
22 August 2011Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic To Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand PrixVictor M. Mendez
23 August 2011FHWA Administrator Joins in Groundbreaking for Baldock Solar HighwayFHWA
26 August 2011Nation's Top Highway Official On Hand for Opening of Colorado Springs' Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement ProjectFHWA
31 August 2011National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; RevisionVictor M. Mendez
6 September 2011Annual Materials Report on New Bridge Construction and Bridge RehabilitationVictor M. Mendez
8 September 2011Nation's Top Highway Official on Hand for Opening of New I-10 Twin Span BridgesFHWA
28 September 2011Nation's Top Highway Official Helps Break Ground on Montgomery Outer LoopFHWA
29 September 2011Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
21 October 2011Multistate Corridor Operations and Management ProgramVictor M. Mendez
24 October 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Local Officials for Opening of Denver's New I-70/Central Park Boulevard InterchangeFHWA
25 October 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez on Hand to Unveil First Segment of I-69 in KentuckyFHWA
2 November 2011Federal Highway Administrator Joins State and Local Officials in Council Bluffs for Early Reopening of I-680FHWA
2 November 2011Nation's Top Federal Highway Official Visits San Diego Area's I-15 Express Lanes ProjectFHWA
8 November 2011Nation's Top Highway Official Helps Break Ground on Colton CrossingFHWA
9 November 2011FHWA Administrator Gets Update on I-70/I-435 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Kansas CityFHWA
9 December 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Marks Significant Construction Milestone for DFW ConnectorFHWA
9 December 2011FHWA Administrator Mendez Visits Reconstruction of SR-1/I-95 InterchangeFHWA
18 December 2011Federal Highway Administrator Joins Puerto Rico Governor for Inauguration of Dos Hermanos Bridge in San JuanFHWA
5 January 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Governor Fallin for Grand Opening of I-40 Crosstown ExpresswayFHWA
10 January 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Nevada Officials for Innovative I-15 Bridge Replacement DemonstrationFHWA
8 February 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Gets First-Hand Look at Preparations for New Memorial Bridge ConstructionFHWA
15 February 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Reviews Progress on I-10 ProjectFHWA
16 February 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Reviews Progress on I-85 WideningFHWA
22 February 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Reviews Work on Alabama's Largest Roadway ProjectFHWA
13 March 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Unveil Pennsylvania Avenue "Great Streets" ProjectFHWA
24 April 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Governor Martinez to Break Ground on I-10/I-25 Interchange ProjectFHWA
24 April 2012Governor Susana Martinez, FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez and State Transportation Officials Break Ground on I-10/I-25 Interchange Project in Las CrucesNew Mexico Department of Transportation
6 June 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Joins Governor Gregoire at SR 99 Tunnel GroundbreakingFHWA
12 June 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway ProjectFHWA
28 June 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Participates in Opening of Veterans Memorial BridgeFHWA
18 July 2012Designation of Transportation Management AreasVictor M. Mendez
20 July 2012Section 4(f) Policy PaperVictor M. Mendez
2 August 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Joins Nevada Governor for Opening of I-580 Freeway Extension Project in RenoFHWA
22 August 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on 17 Mile Road in WyomingFHWA
30 August 20122012 Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic to Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand PrixVictor M. Mendez
30 August 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Joins Indiana, Kentucky Governors for Groundbreaking of East End CrossingFHWA
31 August 2012Annual Materials Report on New Bridge Construction and Bridge RehabilitationVictor M. Mendez
4 September 2012Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related ServicesVictor M. Mendez
5 September 2012Draft Program Comment for Common Post-1945 Concrete and Steel BridgesVictor M. Mendez
21 September 2012Federal Highway Administrator in Detroit for Opening of $258 Million Gateway ProjectFHWA
28 September 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Reviews Progress on Milwaukee's Juneau Avenue BridgeFHWA
1 October 2012Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
1 October 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Visits Virginia for Update on Gilmerton Bridge Replacement ProjectFHWA
11 October 2012Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Reviews Progress on North Carolina's I-77/I-40 Interchange ProjectFHWA
12 October 2012FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez Joins California Officials to Break Ground on Next Phase of Presidio ParkwayFHWA
31 October 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
13 November 2012FHWA Administrator Mendez Celebrates the Opening of 495 Express Lanes in Northern VirginiaFHWA
5 December 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
5 December 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
5 December 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
5 December 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
12 December 2012Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
12 December 2012Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez Visits Joplin for Redesignation of US-71 to I-49FHWA
13 December 2012Review of National Environmental Policy Act Categorical Exclusion Survey Posted on DOT/FHWA Web SiteVictor Mendez
Peter Rogoff
8 January 2013FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez Participates in Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement GroundbreakingFHWA
9 January 2013Public-Private Partnerships Public Meeting and Request for CommentVictor M. Mendez
10 January 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Participates in Kickoff for Elizabeth River Tunnels ProjectFHWA
11 January 2013National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Notification and Request for CommentVictor M. Mendez
23 January 2013Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs; Final RuleDavid L. Strickland
Victor M. Mendez
28 January 2013Construction and Maintenance--Culvert Pipe SelectionVictor M. Mendez
1 February 2013Multistate Corridor Operations and Management ProgramVictor M. Mendez
6 February 2013Establishment of the National Freight NetworkVictor M. Mendez
7 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresPeter Rogoff
Victor M. Mendez
12 February 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
15 February 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Participates in Rededication of the Murray Morgan BridgeFHWA
19 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor Mendez
Peter Rogoff
22 February 2013FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez Joins Los Angeles Mayor for the Opening of New Express Lanes on the I-10 San Bernardino FreewayFHWA
25 February 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
25 February 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
28 February 2013Environmental Impact and Related ProceduresVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
1 March 2013Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Helps Dedicate Western Extension of the President George Bush TurnpikeFHWA
5 March 2013Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Reviews Progress of Charlotte-Area's I-85 InterchangeFHWA
9 May 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Helps Break Ground on Enon Ridge Multimodal Corridor and Civil Rights Complete Streets Project in BirminghamFHWA
4 June 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Kicks Off Tampa Riverwalk ProjectFHWA
17 June 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
17 June 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
17 June 2013National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and HighwaysVictor M. Mendez
18 June 2013Federal Highway Administrator Mendez, Kentucky Governor Beshear Break Ground on Downtown CrossingFHWA
21 June 2013Environmental Impact Statements; National Summary of Rescinded Notices of IntentVictor M. Mendez
1 July 2013Temporary Closure of I-65 (I-70/I-65 South Split Interchange to I-70/I-65 North Split Interchange) in the City of IndianapolisVictor M. Mendez
10 July 2013Buy America PolicyVictor M. Mendez
26 July 2013Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Takes Part in Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting of I-5 Whilamut Passage BridgeFHWA
1 August 2013Design-Build ContractingVictor M. Mendez
5 August 2013Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety FundsVictor M. Mendez
7 August 2013Buy America PolicyVictor M. Mendez
8 August 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Celebrates Memorial Bridge OpeningFHWA
21 August 2013Federal Highway Administrator Mendez Celebrates Opening of DFW ConnectorFHWA
22 August 20132013 Temporary Closure of I-65 (I-70/I-65 South Split Interchange) in the City of IndianapolisVictor M. Mendez
22 August 20132013 Temporary Closure of I-395 Just South of Conway Street in the City of Baltimore to Vehicular Traffic To Accommodate the Construction and Operation of the Baltimore Grand PrixVictor M. Mendez
29 August 2013FHWA Administrator Mendez Visits Sioux Falls' Cliff Avenue Interchange ProjectFHWA
29 August 2013Value EngineeringVictor M. Mendez
30 August 2013Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application RequirementsVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
Joseph C. Szabo
6 September 2013Major Project Financial Plan GuidanceVictor M. Mendez
19 September 2013Environmental Impact and Related Procedures--Programmatic Agreements and Additional Categorical ExclusionsVictor M. Mendez
Peter Rogoff
24 October 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
1 November 2013Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning GrantsVictor M. Mendez
1 November 2013Notice of Funding Availability for Accelerated Innovation Deployment DemonstrationVictor M. Mendez
12 November 2013Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Interim GuidanceVictor M. Mendez
19 November 2013Designation of the Primary Freight NetworkVictor M. Mendez
25 November 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
25 November 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
11 December 2013Designation of the Primary Freight NetworkVictor M. Mendez
23 December 2013Integrated Corridor Management Deployment Planning GrantsVictor M. Mendez
30 December 2013Buy America Waiver NotificationVictor M. Mendez
2 January 2014Announcement To Amend the Outdoor Advertising Federal/State AgreementsVictor M. Mendez
8 January 2014Every Day Counts Initiative; Request for InformationVictor M. Mendez
22 June 2015U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Helps Open First Phase of Colorado's U.S. 36 Express Lanes ProjectFHWA
10 September 2015U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Joins Virginia Governor at Dedication Ceremony for Freedmans Village Bridge in Northern VirginiaFHWA


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