MDOT’s Steudle Named Government Technology Leader

SOUTHFIELD — Kirk Steudle, PE, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, has been named to the list of “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers” by Government Technology magazine.

Steudle is a member of the Board of Directors of The Engineering Society of Detroit, as well as a Member of its College of Fellows.

The magazine called Steudle “a leading authority on intelligent transportation systems,” and noted his service as 2014 chair of the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee. He also chairs the board’s Strategic Highway Research Program, was the 2014 chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board of Directors, and is a member of the ITS Program Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The magazine also cites Michigan’s efforts to deploy vehicle-to-infrastructure communication on more than 120 miles of metro Detroit roads. The project is a partnership between the state, General Motors, Ford and the Mobility Transformation Center at the University of Michigan.

The magazine also mentioned Michigan’s leadership in autonomous and connected vehicles through UM’s M City project, a 32-acre testbed on UM’s North Campus to test connected and automated mobility systems.

ESD members have a chance to see M City firsthand in an exclusive members-only tour April 23. Learn more here.

More about Government Technology’s Top 25 at To read Steudle’s profile, click here. 

Steudle is a graduate of Adrian High School and Lawrence Technological University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering. He joined the MDOT in 1987 and became state transportation director in 2006.

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