Gramian Named New PennDOT Chief

Yassmin Gramian has been nominated to become secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

She is currently PennDOT’s executive deputy secretary and will assume the role of acting secretary on Dec. 6.

Gramian will replace Leslie Richards, who is leaving PennDOT to become general manager of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in January.

In addition to her tenure at at PennDOT, Gramian has extensive experience in the private sector overseeing transportation and infrastructure projects.

Those included Philadelphia’s Roosevelt Boulevard multimodal corridor program, SEPTA’s subway concourse improvement project, Amtrak’s Keystone corridor infrastructure rehabilitation and reconstruction and the Port Authority Transit Corp.’s Ben Franklin Bridge track rehabilitation.

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