Markell nominates Federal Highway official to head DelDOT

    Del. Gov. Jack Markell has announced Federal Highway Administration official Shailen Bhatt to head the state’s Department of Transportation.

    Before his role with the federal office, Bhatt served as deputy executive director for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, as the Associated Press reports. His nomination comes after the resignation of former DelDOT head Carolann Wicks, who left after questions about the department’s handling of land deals.

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