Aug. 13, 2015
Mark Van Port Fleet (BS CIV EGR ’79) will become the new number-two executive at the Michigan Department of
Transportation (MDOT) on Aug. 17.
He replaces Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Gregory Johnson, who accepted a job with the Maryland Department of Transportation.
Van Port Fleet, 57, has more than 35 years in Michigan’s highway agency. He has been deputy chief engineer and director of the Bureau of Development for the past six years.
MDOT credited Van Port Fleet with developing a more collaborative method for transportation projects that includes municipalities, state agencies, and others. He is a 1975 Wyoming Park High School graduate and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University.
Transportation Director Kirk Steudle said in a statement Van Port Fleet “has embraced innovations in design and development and will continue MDOT's focus on remaining a national leader, even with unprecedented funding challenges.”