The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has named Michael DeMers as the its director of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding, a position that oversees efforts to find new ways of generating transportation revenue and finding ways to “leverage emerging technologies.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of the MoDOT team,” DeMers says. “The department is considered a national leader in innovation and I look forward to continuing and building upon that tradition.”
DeMers has more than 10 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, research and administration. He previously led the Arizona Department of Transportation’s automated and connected vehicle, freight and rail planning, as well as economic development efforts in the Multimodal Planning Division. He also led the agency’s State Freight Plan and State Rail Plan where he also managed Arizona’s Freight Advisory Committee.
Demers also worked as a consultant in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, working on projects for state DOTs, port and transit authorities and USDOT modal administrations.