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Al Roshdieh Appointed as Director of MCDOT

Yesterday, the Montgomery County Council approved the appointment of Al R. Roshdieh as Director of the Department of Transportation. Roshdieh has served as MCDOT Acting Director since December 22, 2014.

The County press release stated that during the past year, Roshdieh has reinvigorated the department’s mission and staff with a progressive vision for sustainable transportation that is outlined in a vision document that was also released today for the first time.

“Montgomery County is changing and to thrive we must meet the transportation challenges of the 21st century with fresh, creative solutions,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “Over the past year while serving as Acting Director, Al Roshdieh has clearly demonstrated that he is the right person to move MCDOT forward. He has focused on transforming the transportation infrastructure to be even more transit-oriented, bikeable and walkable; boosted innovation throughout the department; successfully strengthened relationships with the community and, through public-private partnerships, enhanced economic development. Roshdieh has proven that he has the vision and leadership skills to deliver the first-rate, multimodal transportation system that Montgomery County needs.”

Roshdieh has served Montgomery County for more than 26 years as Acting Director