Former DOT Commissioner Tapped For North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a former Minnesota transportation commissioner to lead North Dakota’s transportation department.

Sorel served as Minnesota transportation commissioner from 2008 to 2012.

Burgum says Thomas Sorel will start the job in North Dakota next month. He replaces Grant Levi, who retired in May after more than 37 years with the department.

Sorel is currently the chief operating officer of the Minnesota Trucking Association.

North Dakota’s transportation department has more than 1,000 employees, and a two-year budget of $1.2 billion.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE