Roger Millar

Secretary of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation

Roger Millar joined the Washington State Department of Transportation as deputy secretary in October 2015 and was appointed secretary of transportation in August 2016. He oversees an agency that is the steward of a complex, multimodal transportation system, and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently.

Millar is an experienced land use and transportation engineer, planner and program manager with an international reputation for innovative approaches to conservation and development. The prominent theme that has run through his career has been planning and implementing transportation systems that are not ends unto themselves; but rather, the means toward economic vitality, environmental stewardship, social equity, public health and aesthetic quality. His work on the Portland Streetcar and the Glenwood Springs to Aspen Bus Rapid Transit system provided communities nationwide with new modal tools. His Complete Streets leadership helped create a national movement for transportation systems that are safe, convenient and pleasant for all users, regardless of how they choose to travel. His state Department of Transportation leadership is bringing innovation to agencies with enormous influence on transportation investment. 

Millar is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is a member of the ASCE Board of Direction, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee, chair of the AASHTO Council on Public Transportation, chair of the Western Road Usage Charge Consortium, co-chair of the Mobility on Demand Alliance, and co-chair of the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition.

Millar graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Updated 2020
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