FHWA Promotes Andrew Rogers to Deputy Administrator

Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers by USDOT/FHWA

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The Federal Highway Administration promoted chief counsel Andrew Rogers on Feb. 27 to deputy administrator.

Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt stated that since serving as chief counsel since January 2021, Rogers has provided expert leadership and guidance to staff and leaders during implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“I look forward to working with him in this new role as we work to advance the priorities of this administration, in service of the American people,” Bhatt said.

At FHWA, Rogers has coordinated all legal services at the 2,700-person agency and management of its $73 billion annual budget, while advancing the mission and goals of FHWA and the Department of Transportation.

His work also involved providing legal advice and guidance on grant and program administration, federal legislation, regulatory affairs, environmental compliance and all related litigation. He played a key role in crafting FHWA’s implementation of federal funds for electric vehicle stations and launching the $12.5 billion Bridge Investment Program.

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“I am honored to take on this new role and serve as deputy administrator for an organization that is dedicated to improving the safety, resilience and accessibility of our nation’s roads, bridges and highways,” Rogers said. “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make transformational investments in our nation’s transportation systems, and I am honored to be part of this effort.”

Before joining FHWA, he was chief counsel to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and provided legal advice to senators and staff on law and policy issues related to transportation, energy and the environment. He also served as legislative affairs director for the American Association for Justice.

Rogers, who began his legal career as a private practice litigator in Michigan, has a bachelor’s degree in economics, business and political science from Kalamazoo College and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School.