The Hon. Gregory G. Nadeau
Operating Partner, Public-Private Partnerships
The Hon. Gregory G. Nadeau is an Operating Partner in the Public-Private Partnerships practice at RIDGE-LANE LP.
Mr. Nadeau served as the Administrator Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), after being nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed the U.S. Senate. As Administrator, he was responsible for overall administration and leadership of the FHWA and the $42 billion Federal Aid Highway Program, and the Secretary of Transportation’s policy priorities.
Examples of FHWA support of priorities: Highway, bike and pedestrian safety, transportation sector workforce development, reconnecting communities and other components of Secretary Anthony Foxx's Ladders of Opportunity initiatives. Efficiency in project development and delivery through FHWA’s signature Every Day Counts Innovation Partnership with the States, national freight strategy development and promulgation of rules and regulations associated with the congressionally authorized implementation of MAP-21 and its successor, the FAST Act.
While serving as Deputy Administrator, Nadeau focused significant attention on spearheading the architecture and administration of Every Day Counts, the "Innovation Partnership with the States" which is designed to address highway safety and shortening project delivery time by accelerating the rapid deployment of technology and process innovation using a state based model. A key infrastructure innovation network emerged from this initiative made up of State Transportation Innovation Councils.
Prior to, he served as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning, Department of Transportation, State of Maine, where he was responsible for all modes of the statewide transportation system planning, state / federal policy development, and governmental relations including Congress.
He served as a Senior Advisor to Governor Angus King, including Transportation, Economic Development, International Trade, Public Utilities and Energy, Public Safety, Corrections, Environment, Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management and Labor. Prior to, he was a six-term Member of the House of Representatives.