District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser this month appointed Jeff Marootian as acting director of the District Department of Transportation, which puts him in line to be the agency’s permanent director upon confirmation by the City Council.
Bowser earlier named Marootian as DDOT’s interim director upon the Aug. 11 departure of former Director Leif Dormsjo, who left to take a private-sector job.
Marootian had been the department’s deputy director since he joined DDOT in March, after working at the USDOT as assistant secretary for administration and chief sustainability officer.
Marootian previously worked at DDOT from 2008 through 2011 as customer service officer on public engagement activities, relationships with Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners and other city officials, said his DDOT biography page. He had also been a Capital City Fellow at the department in 2004.
The mayor announced his appointment as acting director at an Oct. 11 event that the city labels “AlleyPalooza,” which targets infrastructure improvements in alleys across the city.
An agency official said the City Council’s action on his confirmation would follow an expected full-Council hearing in which members would discuss transportation issues with him.