January 2015 Luncheon
Speaker: Don Voelker, NCDOT
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Topic: NCDOT’s Strategic Project Prioritization – Outcomes and Next Steps
Summary: Don is the Director of the Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation (SPOT) for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). He started his NCDOT career in January, 2008. NCDOT created SPOT because the NCDOT needed a strategic planning process that is more transparent and holds NCDOT accountable to deliver projects, programs, services, and initiatives that improve performance.
The outputs of prioritization are the inputs to the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Currently, there are 3100 transportation projects in the database having over 90,0000 data points which are the responsibility of SPOT.
Prior to January 2008, Don’s career spanned 34 years with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). He served in multiple positions in various levels of the FHWA and completed his FHWA career as Assistant Division Administrator in the North Carolina Division
Don is a civil engineering graduate of the Catholic University of America.