is now the Multimodal Planner for the Maricopa County
Department of Transportation. As Director of the
Third Annual World Congress on Intelligent Transport
Systems, Peggy coordinated and obtained underwriting
for an international high tech conference with over
5,000 participants from 38 countries.
While Special Assistant
to the Director at the Arizona Department of Transportation,
she received a USDOTFHWA Innovative Finance Award
for her team efforts fostering the development of
a state infrastructure bank and the lease or licensing
of state rights of way.
"Right now I'm
working on putting partnerships together to get
federal bridge funds and future Transportation Enhancement
funds to rehab a 1926 9-span truss bridge that's
been on the National Historic Register since 1981,"
Peggy reports. "I know that's not real old
to a lot of you, but in Arizona, it is. This project
has all the challenges: lead paint, possible endangered
species, archeological sites and no real champions...yet."
Peggy is also looking
forward to doing some traveling, with a trip to
Montana with my sister to visit some family history
locations with stops at as many National Parks as
possible. "I want to visit all the beautiful
old lodges, for at least a drink or meal,"
she writes. "I may swing through Colorado to
check up on how one of my past projects, the Pikes
Peak Preservation, is progressing. Yellowstone,
Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, here I come! "
"This will be
my Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference. So I'm really psyched!"