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Georgia DOT Planner Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Georgia DOT Planner Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Phil Peevy to work in nation’s capital for one year

ATLANTA- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced today that Phil Peevy, the Atlanta Branch Chief in the Office of Planning has been named an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Transportation Management Fellow.

Peevy, who has been with the department for 15 years, will move to the nation’s capital to spend a year working with various agencies and officials on a variety of highway engineering, environmental and policy issues.

The AASHTO Fellowship program utilizes the front-line expertise and practical experience of its fellows in formulating technical documents and policy positions related to association business. The program is open to all member state DOTs. Candidates must submit a resume and letter of support from their commissioner, as well as participate in an interview with AASHTO staff members.

“The AASHTO Fellowship is a unique opportunity to share knowledge with some of the best minds in transportation,” said Russell McMurry, P.E. Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation. “Phil’s experience will no doubt be an asset to the team in Washington, and we look forward to learning from his experiences when he returns to Georgia.”

Peevy has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia College & State University. In his current role with GDOT, Peevy manages transportation studies throughout the Atlanta region and works with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to maintain their transportation plans.  He is co-chair on a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) Task Force for Georgia DOT and has been working to incorporate PEL into transportation planning studies.

Previously, Peevy managed GDOT’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program, worked with non-attainment MPOs to meet the Federal Highway Administration’s transportation conformity requirements, and oversaw the development of GDOT’s first Statewide Transportation Model. Prior to working with Georgia DOT, Peevy served as the county administrator for Jasper County, Ga.

“This Fellowship is a great honor,” said Peevy. “During my year in DC, I expect to come away with a better understanding of how policies are prepared and how policymakers synthesize issues from across the nation and apply it to a specific region. In addition, I will look to build lasting relationships that can help Georgia with projects in the future.”

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation officials in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with the goal of fostering the development, operation and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.