Roshdieh Named Acting Director MCDOT as of Dec. 22

Al Roshdieh

Al Roshdieh

Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Tim Firestine announced this week that Al Roshdieh, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Deputy Director will be named Acting Director of MCDOT following the retirement of Arthur Holmes, Jr. later this month.

In his announcement, Firestine stated that, “Mr. Roshdieh brings a wealth of experience in developing County policy and expertise in transportation and public works to the department. He has served Montgomery County for 25 years, currently as Deputy Director of MCDOT, and formerly as the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Chief of the Division of Operations and Chief of the Division of Facilities and Services. He is a proven leader, having directed the implementation of many County initiatives, including the County Executive’s Pedestrian Safety Initiative and the County-wide Capitol Bikeshare program, and development of the Bus Rapid Transit program. Mr. Roshdieh has enhanced economic development and increased the County’s tax base by successfully negotiating numerous public/private partnerships and mixed-use developments in the Wheaton, Bethesda and Silver Spring areas.”

Roshdieh will assume the position of acting director on Monday, December 22.

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