FHWA administrator Capka resigns

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J. Richard Capka, administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, has resigned from the agency, the Department of Transportation announced Thursday, Jan. 24. Capka, who has been with FHWA since 2002 when he was appointed deputy administrator, has led the agency since August 2005.

“My friend and colleague, Rick Capka, leaves the department with an exceptional record of accomplishment,” said Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters. “Under his guidance, first as my deputy and then as my successor as Federal Highway administrator, the agency has made significant progress in improving our nation’s mobility and keeping our roadways safe.

“His exceptional leadership in Minneapolis after the bridge collapse and in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina exemplifies Rick’s work ethic and ability to get the job done,” Peters said. “I wish him and his family the best of success in their future endeavors.”