Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The revolving door between North Texas Tollway Authority and HTNB continues

Tollway Authority exec director Allan Rutter resigns

Board names vet Jerry Hiebert as interim replacement

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February 14, 2007

By Pegasus News wire
Copyright 2007

PLANO — Allan Rutter announced his resigation as Executive Director of the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), effective February 21.

In response to Rutter's announcement, the NTTA Board of Directors named Jerry Hiebert as acting executive director until a permanent replacement is found. Hiebert previously served as executive director from August 1998 through January 2005.

One of Hiebert’s first actions was to appoint fellow authority veteran Rick Herrington to the deputy executive director position, vacated when Matt Dominy resigned February 9. (Dominy is currently interviewing for an executive director position with the Southwest Florida Expressway Authority).

Hiebert and Herrington are employed by HNTB Corporation, a major consultant to the NTTA. They will resign from HNTB to serve in these interim positions.

During his tenure, Rutter oversaw the ground-breaking on Phase III of the Dallas North Tollway (from SH 121 to US 380) and on the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge; opened the Superconnector on the President George Bush Turnpike ahead of schedule; ushered in the right-of-way acquisition on the eastern extension of the President George Bush Turnpike to IH 30; and began the initial phase of work on the Southwest Parkway.

Rutter, who topped the authority for two years, will apply his national experience in transportation policy and practice in the rapidly expanding public and private toll road industry.

Posted by T.G.

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