November 17, 2017
    Transportation organization names new CEO

    Noted for innovation as a state transportation executive director


    Intelligent Transportation Systems of America named Shailen Bhatt as CEO, succeeding Regina Hopper, who left after two years to become global public policy SVP at GRIDSMART Technologies. David St. Amant, affiliate principal of CAVita, was interim CEO.

    Bhatt was executive director of the Colorado Transportation Department., where he earned much praise for his innovative works, according to the Denver Post, including bringing the Hyperloop to Colorado, partnering with Uber-owned OTTO to complete the world’s first commercial delivery by a self-driving truck, and deploying the first driverless truck that protects road-side construction workers. He also helped engineer a partnership between Panasonic and CDOT to prepare 90 miles of I-70 for connected cars and autonomous vehicles.

    Earlier Bhatt was cabinet secretary of the Delaware Transportation Department and was an associate administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.

    He was a member of the board of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, chair of the National Operations Center of Excellence, and chair of the Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition.

    Bhatt earned a B.A. in economics at Western Kentucky University.

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