Commissioner Bruce Van Note: Head of Department of Transportation Discusses Priorities & Challenges

Jun 5, 2019


As the head of Maine’s Department of Transportation, Commissioner Bruce Van Note oversees a vast transportation network, including the turnpike, bridges, airports and other infrastructure. In recent news, the DOT has pulled back on a number of projects due to construction costs. We’ll hear about how he will address these budgetary issues and what his plans are for the future.


Bruce Van Note previously served as the director of policy and planning for the Maine Turnpike Authority, where he managed major planning efforts that have resulted in multimillion-dollar improvements along the Interstate 95/Turnpike corridor, including the implementation of high speed tolling, widening and safety improvements in the Greater Portland area and planned interchange improvements. From 2002 to 2014, Van Note served as deputy commissioner of MaineDOT.

Jon Jennings (by phone), city manager for the City of Portland