Monday, December 22, 2014

Al Roshdieh Named Acting MCDOT Director

Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine announced that Al Roshdieh will be the Acting Director of the Montgomery County Department ofTransportation (MCDOT) following the retirement of Arthur Holmes, Jr. on December 19. 

Roshdieh brings a wealth of experience in developing County policy and expertise in transportation and public works to the department. He has served Montgomery County for 25 years, currently as Deputy Director of MCDOT, and formerly as the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Chief of the Division of Operations and Chief of the Division of Facilities and Services. He is a proven leader, having directed the implementation of many County initiatives, including the County Executive’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative, implementation of the Countywide Capitol Bikeshare program and development of the Bus Rapid Transit program. Roshdieh has enhanced economic development and increased the County’s tax base by successfully negotiating numerous public/private partnerships and mixed-use developments in the Wheaton, Bethesda and Silver Spring areas.

Al Roshdieh will assume his new position on Monday, December 22.