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MoDOT's interim director named to post

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Interim director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Kevin Keith, has been selected by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission as director of MoDOT.

Keith has served as interim director since April, when Pete Rahn announced his retirement from the post, according to a Nov. 4 MoDOT news release.

“Kevin Keith is a proven leader,” said MHTC Chairman Rudy Farber in the release. “We have full confidence in his ability to tackle the significant transportation challenges Missouri faces in the coming years.”

Keith had been MoDOT's chief engineer for nine years and has been with the department for more than 25 years, the release said.

Before becoming MoDOT chief engineer, Keith was the transportation planning director. Prior to that, he was district engineer for MoDOT's Northwest District.

Keith has received national recognition for his Practical Design program - touted as a no-frills approach to engineering projects - which has saved Missouri tax payers more than $1 billion and has been adopted in other states, the release said.[[In-content Ad]]

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