Janet Oakley, recently appointed Transportation Secretary by Governor Niki Haley, met with the ACEC-SC/SCDOT Partnering Committee at its August meeting.
She said she had worked with ACEC at the national level in her previous position at AASHTO. The two groups worked frequently on problem solving issues in the transportation industry.
She said she is aware of the interest in the balance of outsourcing and maintaining core competencies within the department’s personnel.
Oakley said South Carolina’s use and innovation in the design build are the envy of other states.
She told the group she is looking forward to addressing the entire ACEC-SC transportation group at the annual meeting in October.